By Andrew F., Club Reporter
In just 3 months our 4-H Citizenship Club participated in five service projects to better our world. We used t-shirts to create dog and cat toys for the County animal shelter and cleaned up trails for Rancocas Nature Center in Westampton. We also collected donations of diapers for Generations Family Success Center and canned food for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, both located in Mount Holly. Our club collected treats and wrote holiday letters to deployed sailors and naval aviators, as well as residents of Aspen Hills Healthcare Center in Pemberton.
All these activities began in September when we first discussed, and then voted on, what projects we would pursue for the 4-H year. In October we held a meeting where members chose one of three stations to work on. Options Included making animal shelter toys, writing greeting cards for Aspen Hills, or decorating boxes for the food and diaper drives.
In November our group headed to Rancocas Nature Center to clear trails, move hay bales, set up fire pits, prune vines and sticker bushes, and help the staff prepare for the upcoming visitors attending Santa Quest. To finish off the month of November we held a holiday party meeting around a fire pit and did a quiz on U.S. presidents while we enjoyed the food. Later we wrote cards to the Jolly Roger sailors and naval aviators deployed over the holidays.
The Active Citizenship Club has gotten off to a good start. We added four new members, and we are looking forward to learning and serving more in the months ahead.