The South Dakota 4-H state-wide community service project for this 4-H year, October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013, is "Feed the Hungry in South Dakota." The Weekend Backpack Program is a particular focus of this project. On Make a Difference Day 2012, Oct. 27, Clay County 4-H helped the Vermillion Backpack Program with all the county 4-H clubs coming together. Emily Rolfes, a fourth year member of the Clay County Flyers, organized the event. Thirty-two 4-H members, leaders, and parents packed 1,800 bags of cereal and 286 bags of cookies. They also baked 588 muffins. This food will be packed into bags to send home with kids that may not otherwise have enough food to eat over the weekend.
By David Lias For most people in Vermillion, Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson have been merely images on newsprint. The … Read Article