Kennedy Graham
Club reporter
Pioneer 4-H club bounced back in 2021 after a difficult two years due to the lockdowns. Happily new members joined in an effort to explore opportunities in the community for serving, making new friends and enjoying all that 4-H projects have to offer. Last fall Pioneer helped with the De Soto Food Pantry in filling Thanksgiving meals and rang bells at the Walmart in Shawnee for the Salvation Army. After the start of the new year, they participated in the national Wreaths Across America event placing wreaths on the graves of veterans at Fort Leavenworth and then removed them later. Lucky Clover 4-H club was invited to an exchange meeting with Pioneer in April. In May Pioneer enjoyed an educational tour with the Shawnee Police Department. Pioneer graduated one senior this year who was a 12-year member. Headed into fair week Pioneer has strong projects in Foods, Sewing and Woodworking. Several families will participate in livestock as well. Pioneer is excited to see all the new members and their efforts culminating at their first fair this year.