The Blossom Trail 4-H Club is committed to community service, and that was apparent at Kids Day March 2. Nine club members gathered early in the morning at the corners of Barstow and Armstrong avenues to sell Fresno Bee newspapers to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital.
Kids Day is just one of many community service projects that Blossom Trail 4-H has been involved in this school year. They started off the 4-H year with collections for the Marjaree Mason Center, ran by Adalia Lyman. In October, Asa Chester led the Sight Night fundraiser where club members collected and donated glasses for those in need.
In November, Katelyn Merritt organized a tie blanket community service activity. 4-H members met, cut and tied 14 blankets that were donated to foster children.
During the holidays, Blossom Trail 4-H always adopts a family in need. Mason Mullanax was in charge of collecting gifts and food that were donated from our members, wrapping and delivering them to the family.
Marin and Kathlyn Bako collected stuffed animals from members. The Bako’s, along with their committee, handed the stuffed animals out when they visited the Sanger Convalescent Home.
For the second year in a row, Julia Armanino has organized the Valentines for Vets community service project. Members made and delivered valentines cards to veterans in Clovis.
4-H members just finished volunteering at the Poverello House. Loren Parley was in charge of organizing a group of 4-H’ers to come to the Poverello House to serve lunch, help in the kitchen and sort clothing.
Ella Todd was in charge of the Cat House on the Kings community service project where members donated items, toured the facility and helped out.
Our next community service project will be run by Madison Todd. She has decided to have her committee donate pet food, pet supplies and assist at Ms. Winkles Pet Adoption Center in Clovis.