Local 4H helps fill food pantry

4-H Supports Food Pantry While Bowling

Almost 80 4-H club members contributed to boxes full of food donated to the Philmont Food Pantry at the February 10 4-H Bowling Party and Can Drive held at the Hoe Bowl Catskill Lanes. All 4-H members, family and friends of 4-H clubs in Columbia and Greene Counties had a blast at this annual winter fun day. As each 4-H member entered the Hoe Bowl they dropped off their canned goods. 4-H members and their families filled most of the Hoe Bowl for two hours of fun. We so appreciate the hospitality from of all the Hoe Bowl staff!

This annual event, which began in 1996 as a roller skating party, has supported food pantries for all of its 22 years. The Teen Ambassador 4-H Clubs of Greene and Columbia plan and host the Bowling Party and Can Drive. They select a different food pantry each year to be the recipient of this 4-H generosity.

Door prize drawings took place for those who donated to the food pantry. The winners were: Michelle Heck, Norah Schweter, Noah Kilmer, Ryan Young, Margaret Carlson, Ella Dillen, Hailey Schrull, Emmet Fullins, Alex Pirrone, Izabelle Shultz, Aleric Culley, Edward Ross, Zane Huntley, Jessica Scarlata, Oliver Schrull, Anna Purdy and Hester Culley. Prizes were 4-H items including sunglasses, bandanas, pens and balls.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.

4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H programs in Columbia and Greene Counties contact us at 518-828-3346 or Columbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website,www.ccecolumbiagreene.org .

Photo: Teen Ambassador 4-H Club members organize the 4-H Bowling Party and Can Drive food for delivery – L-R: Margaret Carlson, Aizlyn O’Connell, Vidar Pirrone, Zaia Ivan, Noah Kilmer.


Photo: Noah Kilmer delivers food donations to Mary Potts of the Philmont Food Pantry.

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