Herders and Homemakers 4-H Club serves the community

Members pose with boxes before they begin their journey to various destinations around the world.

ROMNEY — The Herders and Homemakers 4 H Club recently joined community efforts and participated in the packing of shoeboxes. About a dozen members participated in packing shoeboxes Nov. 23 at the Romney Methodist Church. Operation Christmas Child partners with organizations across the United States to provide children with toys, school supplies and personal items that are placed in shoeboxes. Members joined Mr. Gerald Lewis, local shoebox leader, to pack the boxes which were collected from the local Romney area. These boxes then travel to distribution centers to be inspected and sent around the world. Following the packing, members then assisted elderly residents of the community in addressing Christmas cards. This project was coordinated by teen leader Liam Corbin.

Members also participated in a monthly meeting held Nov. 2 at Wilson Lanes in Romney. A short business meeting was held to discuss upcoming events and activities, including the poster contest, officer's training school, the county awards banquet and the club fundraising project. Members also brought items in for the local food pantry, and this project was led by Ella Staley. Finally, members enjoyed an evening of bowling with members and friends. Allison Saville, teen leader, was in charge of the bowling activity.

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