Slope County 4H finishes year, starts new season (PHOTOS)

The Slope County 4H group recently held their annual Windup party.

Project Pin Winners—Front Row (L to R): Brady Rustan, Samantha Fitterer, Jett Ouradnik. Back Row (L to R): Jess Schulz, Grace Dinius, Mitch STuber, Tate Nordby, and Mace Stuber. (Photo by Rachel Bock/The Herald)
Project Pin Winners—Front Row (L to R): Brady Rustan, Samantha Fitterer, Jett Ouradnik. Back Row (L to R): Jess Schulz, Grace Dinius, Mitch STuber, Tate Nordby, and Mace Stuber. (Photo by Rachel Bock/The Herald)

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor
cbenz@countrymedia.net

The Slope County 4H group recently held their annual Windup party. This party is meant to end the previous season and open the new one. The year ends in September, but Extension Agent Shelby Hewson said the kids like to have it during the Halloween season so they can come dressed in their costumes. So they made it a combined beginning and end party.

Hewson 70 kids enrolled this year, that’s a slight increase from the 65 registered 4H’ers from last year. She credits the uptick to word of mouth exposure, kids aging up to the minimum requirement for registration, and also to some new families moving to the area.

Kids enjoyed games and everyone was served a meal.

During the festivities, the kids were honored with their two-year anniversary badges. Mac Stuber (9-year) and Tate Nordby (7-year) were both honored as the most senior members of Slope County 4H.

Two individuals were also honored as outstanding members. Mitch Stuber was honored as the Outstanding Senior member, and Mace Stuber was honored as the Outstanding Junior member.

Each year Slope County 4H recognizes someone or an organization as ‘Friends of 4H.’ This year the honor was given to Southwest Grain.

“Honoring a business or an individual that has put a lot of time and effort into our 4H program,” Hewson said. “Southwest Grain received that this year.”

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