Members of the Scottsburg Highlanders 4-H Club are improving their community through participation in a number of service projects!
This year, members of the club are sewing neck pillows that will be donated to Noyes Memorial Hospital in honor of Linda Culbertson. The club hopes to donate 50 pillows at the conclusion of the project.
In honor of Earth Day 2019, the club also plans to pick up trash in the Groveland area. The club held a similar event last year where they collected 20 bags of garbage.
To help spread holiday cheer, the club also participates in several projects during the winter.
For the last 12 years, the club has made and delivered cookies to members of the community that no longer bake, live alone, or just need a little Christmas cheer. Each year, 4-Hers and members of the Groveland Federated Parish work side by side to prepare the delicious treats.
Altogether, 60 dozen cookies were made and delivered to members of the local community in December 2018. Bakers ranged in age from 5 to 94!
This past year, the club added two new projects during the holiday season.
Members of the club wrote Christmas cards to local veterans – offering holiday greetings and thanking them for their service. Overall, 50 Christmas cards were distributed.
In fact, some veterans were so appreciative of the effort, they wrote back to the 4-H club.
Members of the Scottsburg Highlanders also collected Christmas cards for current servicemen and women. Nearly 700 people signed cards during the 2018 Hemlock Fair. The cards were then given to Momma Cindy and shipped overseas.
The group was so pleased with the response, they plan to continue the project again in 2019.
If you are interested in learning more about the Livingston County 4-H Program, please contact CCE Livingston County at 585-991-5420 or 585-335-1752. The program is accepting new members through March 31st , 2019.