by Maddi Johnson and Lily Ammon
Wow – December already! The year is almost gone.
With the upcoming holiday so many of our Lassen County 4-H groups take this month to participate in Community Service Projects.
Lassen County is so giving to every need that comes along. That is one of the things we love about this place!
4-H members from all over will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army, donating toy filled boxes to Operation Christmas Child, donating pet food and supplies to Lassen County Animal Shelter, bringing canned food to Lassen Senior Services and some clubs will even be decorating doors at Eagle Lake Village and Lassen Nursing & Rehabilitation.
The Festival of Lights will be running every weekend this month at the Lassen County Fairgrounds (they have a schedule on their Facebook & Instagram pages).
Both Lake and Milford 4-H will be having a light display. This year there is a School vs. School competition – make sure to check it out. It is free to the public.
Milford 4-H will be serving free baked goods, hot chocolate and coffee on December 17 at Jensen Hall, the entrance to the Festival of Lights.
Standish 4-H will be hosting their annual Christmas Craft Fair December 9-11 at the Standish 4-H Hall. South County 4-H will be serving popcorn balls at the Doyle Christmas Tree lighting! Please follow our Lassen County 4-H Facebook page to see each club’s upcoming events.
We would like to announce that we have chosen to host “Family Fun Nights” as our Ambassador Project for our 2022/2023 year. After talking a lot about what our 4-H program was missing and what our community needed more of, the answer was simple – fun! We will have three family fun nights open to the public (one winter, spring and summer edition).
Please join us for our Winter Edition Family Fun Night on December 27 at 6pm inside Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds for “Bingo Night.” You do not have to be a 4-H member to attend.
The cost of admission is one canned food item (please check expiration dates) to help fill our local food banks after the holidays.
We are looking for donated prizes to give away at this event. If you would like to advertise your business, please reach out to us. Any help is appreciated!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!