On Dec. 14 and 15, Becker County 4-H members from the Busy Bees, Franklin and River Valley clubs, along with some alumni, combined efforts to complete two community service projects for the holiday season.
The clubs gathered at West Central Ag Services in Lake Park, where members wrapped gifts to be donated at the local Dollar General store. More than 50 gifts were donated. They will be distributed to families in the community who could use a little extra help this Christmas.
Members also signed Christmas cards and transformed clothespins into reindeer, snowmen, and Santas, which were given to the residents of Ecumen's Sunnyside Care Center nursing home in Lake Park.
Cards and crafts were handed out as 4-H'ers went caroling around the nursing home. Stephanie Schindler shared her musical talents and played guitar for the groups as they sang many Christmas favorites.
In an email to the Tribune, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Leigh Nelson reported that, "A great time was had by all, and there was even a bit of time to frost a few sugar cookies to enjoy!"