Prairie Rose members in giving spirit


November 15, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Prairie Rose 4-H Club donates non-perishable food items Sunday to the Moran PRIDE/Thrive Committee as part of their 48 hours of 4-H. The members are Doug Dix, front; second row from left, Larry Maness of PRIDE, Kooper Welch, Kason Botts, Kyron Kegler, Cooper Scharff, Ty LaRue, Kaden McVey, Sophia Heim, Natalie Elmenhorst-Heins, Mallory Heim, Dierks Kegler, Ty Scharff and Nelda Cuppy of PRIDE; third row, Raveyn Kegler, Allison Heim, Zoi Yoho, Jenni Armstrong, Kendall Scharff, Bailey LaRue and Payton Scharff.

Jumping in leaves, playing football, eating pie and watching the leaves turn were among the answers to roll call of “What is your favorite fall activity?” by 18 members and two community leaders at Sunday’s meeting of the Prairie Rose 4-H club. One guest, Doug Dix, was present and intends to become a Clover Bud. 

Prior to the meeting, members made non-skid socks to be donated to the Moran Manor Nursing Center. Members also presented non-perishable food items to representatives of Thrive Allen County for the Moran Food Pantry. 

Ty Scharff led the business meeting. Officer reports were given and accepted. Payton Scharff gave the Parliamentary point on tips to have an effective meeting.

Kelci Botts, community leader, announced Prairie Rose members will ring the bells for the Salvation Army from 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

Members will volunteer at the Wreaths Across America event at Fort Scott National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Dec. 15. Prairie Rose also voted to adopt a foster child for Christmas.  The clothing and buymanship project members will coordinate the effort.

Kaden McVey and Ty LaRue led the group in singing “If You’re Thankful and You Know It.” Raveyn Kegler gave a talk on interesting facts about Thanksgiving. Kyron Kegler gave a project talk about Graham, his bucket calf last year. Dierks Kegler talked about his Elks Hoop Shoot experience and showed his trophies.  Ravevyn led the group in playing Simon Says.

Kim Shoemaker, community leader, handed out Achievement Night pins and congratulated all members on their accomplishments.

The next meeting is Dec. 9, beginning with singing Christmas carols at the Moran Manor Nursing Center. Members and their families will then meet at the Moran Community Center for a covered-dish dinner with business meeting to follow.

— Cooper Scharff, reporter