Watonwan 4-H Youth Leaders hosted a “Beat the Winter Blues” family night on Sunday, Feb. 17, in the First Presbyterian Church in St. James. The group was able to offer a free supper for about 150 guests because of the generous contributions from area businesses and money they earned washing TMT busses.

Watonwan 4-H Youth Leaders hosted a “Beat the Winter Blues” family night on Sunday, Feb. 17, in the First Presbyterian Church in St. James.  The group was able to offer a free supper for about 150 guests because of the generous contributions from area businesses and money they earned washing TMT busses.


Katie Kluver brought the idea of organizing a family night to our youth leaders earlier this fall.  


“What a great experience organizing this event for our community,” said Kluver.


Alison Durheim agreed with her comment about what a great way to “build leadership skills.”. The group received a lot of comments from the guests about the great, fun evening.  


Besides serving supper, the group collected $69.00 and 44.6 percent of food for the local food shelf.  Eight 4-H youth from the Performing Arts project entertained the group with piano music.  A wild night of Bingo finished the evening.  


Thank you to our sponsors; Armour Eckrich, Tony Downs Foods, Hagen Farms,  Schmidt’s Bakery, First Presbyterian Church, American Dairy Association, WFS, and Profinium.