Coarsegold 4-H serves senior citizens and homeless

The 4-H Community Service project has been working hard to make some special people happy in our community. They recycled bottles by making rabbit planters out of them and planted strawberry plants in the planters. These planters were donated to the Country Rose Guest House for senior citizens in Coarsegold.

This month, the Community service also collected Blessing Bags which will be donated to the local homeless people in our area. These bags have simple things like shampoo, soap, candy, cough drops, lotion, and other things that may help them.

Coarsegold 4-H was invited by the new Tractor Supply Company of Madera to participate in their Spring 2015 Paper Clover Fundraiser. Our club raised $109 while we were there on April 28. Last year Tractor Supply and Del Stores raised over $1.5 million nationwide. The paper Clover is $1 or a donation of your choice and 100% of that money goes to 4-H.

“The Paper Clover funds are used by the county 4-H for program materials, camp scholarships, awards, and other expenses that keep 4-H clubs active in the local area,” said Deonne Gonzalez, Community Service Project leader. “Thank you to all the Tractor Supply Company stores all over the United States for doing this to help 4-H.”

Our leader is Pat Strimling and if you would like to join our 4-H, you can call her at 683-5149. Anyone can join. You don’t have to be a student at Coarsegold Elementary to be a member of Coarsegold 4-H, you can live anywhere in Madera County as long as you can come to our meetings. Our group meetings are at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at Coarsegold Community Center.

4-H Statement: Madera County 4-H Youth Program is a non-profit organization for youth who are 9 years old or who have completed the 3rd grade and up to age 19 years of age. All youth and adults in Madera County are invited to participate in the 4-H Program regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, mental or physical handicap.

- Emma Hussey, Coarsegold 4-H Club Reporter