LUSK - The first Niobrara County 4-H Activity Day of the summer was held on May 30th at the Niobrara County Faigrounds, with 10 youth and 7 adults in attendance. The morning started off with the kids going to ten stations to measure different ingredients correctly so that they were prepared for the lunch they were going to make.
The around the world lunch menu for the day included Potato Pancakes, Sausage Rolls, Applesauce, and Potato Candy.Attendees also made Sugar Cookies that the kids would decorate in the afternoon. The project for the afternoon was decorating the sugar cookies. The kids got to decorate the cookies with very vibrant colors and they learned how to “flood” the cookies. Flooding is where you drag the toothpick through the frosting to get very different designs. Once the kids got all of the cookies decorated, we bagged them up and delivered them to the Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, the Court House, Cozy Corner, Senior Center, Town Hall, and the Nursing Home at the hospital.
The 4-H members that attended that day included: Tia and Pheobe Allbright, Sidney Southwick, Bryn and Brittin Bruch, Wyatt Jensen, and Katie, Karen, Krista and Jon Schardt. The day was a great success thanks to the leaders and parents who volunteered their time – Vivian Fahy and Cheryll Christianson, Niobrara County Extension Educator Denise Smith, Niobrara County Extension Administrative Assistant Erin Smith, UW 4-H Summer Intern Mattie Pfister, and Niobrara County Extension Summer Interns Kylie Strauch and Sierra Lemmons