Submitted by 4-H
On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the 4-H youth of San Juan Island gathered at the San Juan Island Grange 966 for a special community club meeting. Led by club volunteer Kris Bayas and teen leader Lydia Downs, they baked holiday cookies, while parents and volunteers brought countless donations for the local severe weather shelter. As part of their community service, the 26 4-H participants, ages 5 to 17, created 45 care packages for those seeking shelter from the cold this winter. Packages included wool socks, hand warmers, snacks, and toiletries.
At each meeting, 4-H youth pledge their heads to clearer thinking, their hearts to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service, and their health to better living, for their club, their community, their country, and their world. Community service is an integral part of their requirements to successfully complete a 4-H year.