Koronis Eager Beavers

This article submitted by Liz Hubert on 8/4/98.

This year the Koronis Eager Beavers 4-H Club Community Pride Project, ď4-Hers Lend a HandĒ, made our club aware of the elderly needs in our community. Our club opened their eyes and hearts toward the Good Samaritan Care Center.

We started the project off last August by bringing a mini-county fair to the nursing home. We shared our knowledge of the fair projects we brought, and what we do in 4-H. The farm animals brought back many happy memories for the residents.

Handmade turkeys by the 4-H members helped brighten the dining hall tables in November to help celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

February brought the club together to make love bugs to give to every resident. On Feb. 14, members of our club met at the Good Sam to give a gift to each resident.

Bingo...was a word said in March by many residents as our club shared a day of fun and games. Afterwards a snack was shared by all.

April brought another project day. Residents love to hear the 4-H members show and tell about their projects. Chickens, potatoes, photography, flowers and clothing were only a few of the projects talked about. Residents asked questions and shared experiences with the group.

Bright orange vests were seen walking the roadside in the month of May. Our yearly road ditch cleanup of Swede Grove and our clubs adopted highway was done by all members.

A fun and challenging experience was shared by many members and residents by making beaded crosses in July.

We are planning for Aug. 11 to bring a mini-county fair to the Good Samaritan Care Center again. They were impressed with our activities, that our club has been asked to continue this next year.

We, as a club, learned many things through working with the elderly. The age difference was a challenge at first when making crafts, but soon didnít matter. Many new friendships were made, and the shared experience will always be a memory.

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