Community can help 4-H clubs community-service projects

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PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s 4-H clubs are working on community-service projects and would like to have the public become involved, Extension Educator Re-nate Jobst said.
“There are three projects that are ongoing and I am hopeful the community will want to pitch in,” Jobst said.
The Tell City Leprechauns 4-H Club is collecting items for Riley Hospital for Children. Items they are collecting include: pan-try items such as individual servings for cereal, tuna and cracker snack packs, canned meats (chicken, turkey and ham), individual juice boxes, pretzels and chips (individual serving size) bottled water, snacks such as Little Debbies and cookies, canned fruits, microwavable macaroni and cheese, cooking oil and cereal bars. Please watch expiration dates.
For the guest rooms, hairspray, lotion, liquid hand soap, deodorant, mouthwash, disposable razors, women’s shaving cream, body wash, toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, hair dryers and facial tissue.
Also, gently used family magazines are being accepted - make sure you remove your name from them.
Donations can be dropped off at the Extension office in Cannelton at 125 S. 8th St. on the second story of the Courthouse Annex or by contacting members or leaders of the Tell City Leprechauns 4-H Club. You may call the extension office at 547-7084 for more information.
The second project is for community outreach centers who are in need of personal care items. Collect individual size shampoo, condition and soap and donate. These can be items you collect while staying at a hotel. Also, they are in need of personal hygiene items such as razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and feminine care items.
Donations can be dropped off at the Extension office in Cannelton at 125 S. 8th Street on the second story of the Courthouse Annex, or contact Renate at rjobst@purdue.edu or by calling the Extension office at 547-7084 and she will work with you to make arrangements.
The Extension office is also collecting ink cartridges. For more information on the type of ink cartridges or to find out more about any of these projects, visit the Perry County Extension’s website at www.ag.purdue.edu/ counties/perry/ and click on 4-H Community Service Page.
“4-H Clubs are very involved in the community and are constantly working on ways to help the community. Also, the Perry County 4-H program will kick off October 19. All youth in grades kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to join,” Jobst said. One can call the Extension office at 547-7084 or email Jobst at rjobst@purdue. edu for more information.