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Hey Niobrara County 4-H Clubs,
The Niobrara County 4-H Junior Leader Club would like to invite your 4-H Club to participate in a Community Service Project Challenge.
This project is a fun and creative way for us to donate food and other non-perishable items to our local food bank. During the holidays the food banks receive lots of donations, but after the holidays pass the donations really drop off. This project will help families in need in our community during the next few months. Each club is asked to collect non-perishable items and then make a creative sculpture out of the items. Pictures of each club’s food sculpture will be judged by a panel of non-biased individuals. A prize will be awarded to the club with the winning entry.
Here are the rules of the contest:
- All food items collected and used in the sculpture must have current expiration dates. No home canned products can be used.
- All items used in the sculpture must be either non-perishable food items or other non-perishables such as laundry soap, toilet paper, kleenex, paper towel etc.
- You cannot glue or tape the items together as they will be donated after the contest, so the labels must be clean and intact. You can tie items together with string.
- Use your creativity. Ideas include creating the largest sculpture, creating a village with a train running through it, make robots out of the items, weigh your sculpture and turn in the weight with your picture- let your imaginations run wild! The sky is the limit on sculpture possibilities!!! Extra props can be added as long as they are not glued or taped to the donated items.
- Photo or photos of your club’s sculpture must by submitted to the Extension Office by March 29th, so that they can be judged, prizes awarded and the items donated to the food bank in April.
- Each club has at least one Junior Leader member in your club and they are there to help you complete this fun project.
Please introduce this project to your club members at your February 4-H Club meeting, so you can begin to collect donated items right away. Then at your March club meeting your entire club can work together to create your sculpture.
If you have any questions on this project, please call the Extension Office at 334-3534. Thanks for participating in this fun and worthwhile project!
Linee Hanson, Project Chairman