McPherson County 4H’ers will gather together on June 21 at The American Legion for their second consecutive Family Night to benefit their program.
“It’s not only a wonderful financial benefit to our program, but it’s also a fun night for our community members to get out and have a very tasty, affordable meal while they help and learn about organizations in the community,” said Lindsey Mueting, 4-H Youth Development Agent for the Extension Office in McPherson.
The dinner will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on June 21 at the American Legion, located at 401 N. Main Street in McPherson. Tickets can be purchased at the Extension Office, or from 4-H members, in advance and cost $5. Mueting said if those wanting to attend don’t purchase tickets ahead of time, to still come out the night of and purchase a ticket at the door.
“The 4-H’ers will have homemade desserts ready for your meal,” she said.
The meal will consist of a hamburger, fries, a drink and home made desserts. The dinner aids the 4-H program for their camps, leadership events, scholarship and 4-H events.
“Any chance we get to get the word out about the Mac County 4-H and Kansas 4-H is a benefit. We want everyone to know what 4-H is and what we do. Financially, the more people who come out and support the dinner, the more proceeds we are able to bring in goes toward educational programming,” Meuting explained.
Through events like this, the 4-H program is able to attend camps like an educational camp that’s going on this week from Wednesday through Saturday in Rock Springs.
“They learn, play, gain independence and learn life skills. Due to extra fundings from events like this, we’re able to help 4-H’ers with a small scholarship to go. There are more than 40 youth participating from Mac County this year,” she said.
Meuting said she is so grateful for the American Legion hosting them and for the community attending the event.
“I just think it’s a great community endeavor — everybody gains something from the event. Meal-goers get a great meal for an affordable price without having to cook one night a month, and the benefiting organizations get financial help to run their programs. It’s a win-win and I can’t thank the American Legion members enough for putting this on and working hard to make it happen,” she said.
For more information, call the Extension Office at 620-241-1523.