Lights, camera, action! The 2014 Meeker County 4-H Share The Fun and Performing Arts Day will be held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 23, in Bernie Aaker Auditorium at the Meeker County Family Services Center in Litchfield. Share The Fun will begin at 1 p.m. and Performing Arts at 2:30 p.m.
Share the Fun is a time for kids to share fun activities with peers and adults while performing for an audience. The purposes of Share the Fun include: building club rapport and unity, promoting 4-H, and providing recognition for the club. Many Meeker County 4-H’ers will have a great opportunity to share their talents. The 4-H Ambassadors will lead the day’s activities. Members from the following clubs will participate in Share the Fun skits: Danielson Hustlers, Dassel Lamplighters, Kimball Kruisers, Koronis Eager Beavers, and Valley Victors.
Performing Arts allows youth the opportunity to showcase their talents, build self-confidence, and have fun. Members will also participate in a wide variety of performing arts acts. This year, 24 individual and group acts are registered to perform. Performances will include: speeches, vocal solos, piano pieces, dance routines, and a wide variety of other musical instrument performances.
The first place winners will earn the opportunity to represent Meeker County 4-H at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair and Share the Fun Showcase. Come and watch Meeker County 4-H’ers “Share the Fun” and their talents.
Only about four percent of Boy Scouts achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Among the general population, it’s less than one percent.
Hunter Schreifels joined an elite group Sunday afternoon at the Boy Scout Honor Court, a ceremony officially making him an Eagle Scout.
A public service project is part of the process getting to Eagle Scout. Hunter’s project was completed this past summer. He expanded the overhang over the concession stand at the Pearl Lake ball park, extending it about 10 feet to be even facing the field. He also put cement under the overhang, and there’s a fresh coat of paint on everything. The overhang project provides a place for fans to get out of the sun or rain.
The public is invited to the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Hunter Schreifels 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Holy Cross School in Pearl Lake (Marty). the ceremony is at 1 p.m. followed by an open house. Holy Cross School is located at 10672 County Road 8.
The Girl Scout Cookie Sale started Saturday, Feb. 8, and will continue until Sunday, March 9. Girl Scouts will be coming to your door with Carmel Delights, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and your other favorite cookies. A new flavor this year is the Cranberry Citrus Crisp. This is a whole-grain cookie full of tangy cranberry bits and a zesty citrus flavor. As a “pilot” project, one troop in the Kimball area will be selling a gluten-free confection called a Chocolate Chip Shortbread.
Buying Girl Scout Cookies is about more than just handing over money to buy a sweet treat. It’s about each girl getting the experience of running her own cookie business, and working with others. These girls are the “Cookie Professionals”. They range in age from kindergarteners to high school seniors. The Girl Scout Cookie Sale has been helping to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place for more than 95 years. Please support these girls when they ask you to purchase your favorite cookies.
Local adult contact: Eva at (320) 293-6398.
St. Cloud State University senior Tracy Mueller of Watkins was awarded a Philip Halenbeck Scholarship in the amount of $250 each semester for fall 2013 and spring 2014.
Philip Halenbeck scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate students who have displayed a high level of academic achievement, demonstrated financial need and graduated from a Central Minnesota high school.
St. Cloud State University is Minnesota’s second-largest university, with more than 16,000 students and 200 programs of study. Culturally and academically diverse, St. Cloud State prepares graduates for the challenges of working and living in a global community.