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Skyrockets to mark 4-H Centennial Saturday

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

The Rock Elm Skyrockets 4-H Club will celebrate the 4-H Centennial with a special event this Saturday.

The celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood, rain or shine, will feature a petting zoo, carnival games, prizes, face painting, food, free cake and root beer floats, and a rooster pooping board.

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4-Hers will bring exhibits they’ve had at the Pierce County Fair, according to Club Advisor Gwen Geraets. A raffle will also be held for prizes club members have lined up, including a football signed by Green Bay Packers, a photo signed by a Minnesota Vikings player, implement toys from a Menomonie dealer and more.

Geraets said proceeds will go toward a project at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home. The club is creating a garden in a courtyard there, outfitted with trees, grass and a sidewalk. Plants and flowers people have had at home are to be added. The area is used by the home’s memory unit.

The 4-H Centennial commemorates 100 years since a legislative act established having extension offices work with 4-H groups, she said. Skyrockets 4-Hers expressed interest last fall in hosting a petting zoo and carnival games at some point, and ultimately decided to tie these in with this milestone, she added.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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