Once the tree was decorated club members cut and tied a fleece blanket which will be given to the New Year's baby at Vermillion's Sioux Valley Hospital.
Club members met at Prairie Homes Assisted Living Dec. 13 to sing Christmas carols. After caroling, club members went to the Extension building kitchen where Marion Kryger showed the members how to assemble the angel and base wood pieces that they had painted earlier. Duane Holoch and Marlon Hanson assisted Marion. The club members then assembled the wood pieces. They all looked awesome!
Thank yous were signed and will be mailed for the awards won at the Recognition Event.
Everyone enjoyed eating pizza and drinking refreshments. A gift exchange among members took place. County and state fair premiums were handed out to members. Everyone told the group about one present they would like to recieve at Christmas.
A picture was taken with club members holding "Angel of Hope" Christmas gifts which will be given to some individuals at SESDAC. This was one of December's Community Service projects.
Pam Hanson passed around pictures showing what she purchased � a backpack, winter coat, hooded sweatshirt, sweat pants, socks, a hat and mittens, one complete set for a boy and for a girl. The items were put into the backpacks then sent to the Yankton County Extension office where they packaged the backpacks and sent them to Hurricane Katrina 4-H kids in the New Orleans area.
Smile-maker cards which will be given to the Senior Citizens Center Meals on Wheels participants were collected. Everyone did a fantastic job!
At the Recognition Event in November the club won two awards. One of the awards was for Community Service. The Community Service plaque was passed around showing the club name in first place for 2005. Pam Hanson then explained how the club won the award.
The Community Service book which was prepared by Katie Van Balen was then passed around. The Oustanding Club plaque was then passed around showing the club's name in first place for 2005. Then Cyndi Dendinger explained how the club won this award.
All the hard work done by club members in late 2004 and most of 2005 was rewarded with these two awards. Individual club members also won many numerous awards at the Recognition Event.
Marley Hanson, reporter