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Winners named, funds pledged in 4-H fundraiser

By Staff | Jul 2, 2020

The annual 4-H Cow Pie and Chicken Bingo fundraiser was held June 26 and 27, but due to COVID social distancing restrictions, the games were livestreamed via Facebook Live.

CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s Cow Pie & Chicken Bingo winners and Thank you all who purchased tickets to support Pierce County 4-H!

Cow Pie Bingo Game 1: 1st Prize – $300 DeAnne Fedje

2nd Prize – $150 Brenda Koehmstedt

Chicken Bingo Game 1: Grand Prize – $250 Mandy Peterson

Cow Pie Bingo Game 2: 1st Prize – $300 Alyson Schepp

2nd Prize – $150 Sharon Harmel

Chicken Bingo Game 2: Grand Prize – $250 Carol Fritel

Winners will also be notified by phone and may pick up their checks at the Pierce County Extension office by appointment.

This year marks the fourth year of this unique and fun fundraising event. Typically, proceeds from the fundraiser support Pierce County 4-H activities such as Achievement Days, Awards Night, Camp Scholarships, and educational materials. However, this year, the Pierce County 4-H Council plans to donate all of the proceeds (approximately $1200) from this year’s Cow Pie and Chicken Bingo fundraiser to the Pierce County Fair Board’s barn improvement project. This comes as part of a 5-year pledge of $1000 per year to support the barn improvement project and is a way for Pierce County 4-H members and families to show their gratitude to the Pierce County Fair Board and Rugby Community for their continued support of the Pierce County 4-H program.

The Pierce County 4-H Leaders Council is moving forward with plans to hold its modified Achievement Days August 5-7 to allow 4-H members to have their project work evaluated and complete the 4-H year. This year’s event will include social distancing and safety modifications. Additionally, with the health of youth members, leaders, families and the community a top priority, there will be no public viewing of exhibits. In the absence of public viewing, an “Online Showcase” will be posted to the Pierce County 4-H Facebook page at the conclusion of these events. The “Online Showcase” will give youth an opportunity to show off their hard work from the 2020 4-H year with friends, family and the community.

The Pierce County Extension office recognizes and appreciates the hard work 4-H’ers and their club leaders have dedicated to the program and is aware of the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic causes to Achievement Days and show season.?We ask each 4-H’er to recall their 4-H Pledge and remember that 4-H doesn’t just happen in a show ring.??

The ND Center for 4-H has prepared information and guidance for clubs to complete their 4-H year, although in a modified way. This information as well as 4-H program updates related to COVID-19 can be found by visiting the North Dakota 4-H Youth Development website. This website is also a great resource for all families looking for fun and engaging activities to do with youth at home.

The new 4-H year will start September 1. If you’d like to join 4H or become a volunteer contact the Pierce County Extension office at 776-6234 ext. 5 or your local NDSU Extension office for more information.

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