April 29th is the National 4-H Day of Service. On this day, 4-Hers as well as volunteers will be working within their communities to meet the needs of those around them. This year, the Panhandle 4-H District, including Cherry County, has teamed up with Bomgaars to help restore part of the fencing that was lost during the fire near Ash Hollow.
On March 16th a wildfire started near Lewellen burning approximately 4600 acres or 7 square miles of grassland as well as many miles of fencing. Although there were no livestock or structure losses, at least five families in the area that have lost a significant amount of pastureland through this tragedy.
On Saturday, April 29th from 9am to noon, 4-H members will be located at Bomgaars stores across the region to receive Donations for Donuts. Bomgaars has graciously agreed to provide the donuts as well as a matching fund up to $3,000. All of the proceeds will go to the families to help them restore the fencing that was lost in the fire. Depending on the materials used, a mile of fence costs approximately $10,000 to build.
Cherry County 4-Hers (and adults) are needed to assist with manning the donation table on April 29th from 9 to noon at Bomgaars. Please contact the Extension Office by April 27 if you can help.