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.