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4-H Club does cleanup work at New Alexandria Cemetery

KEEPING IT CLEAN -- Helping with the cemetery cleanup were, front, from left, Levi, Merrick and Nevaeh Sanders, and back, Amanda Roach, Coral Sanders holding Olivia Sanders and Ainsley Roach. -- Contributed

The Liberty Gals and Guys 4-H Club gathered at the New Alexandria Cemetery this month to complete a community service project while observing social distancing.

There was no in-person meeting, but members were able to drop off their club dues and pick up their project books.

Members conducted cleanup work at the cemetery, and, along with their parents, were assigned individual sections and times to ensure their safety. The activity allowed members to get their outdoor exercise and complete their annual community service project, according to club reporter Delia Wetherell.

Team one consisted of Libby, Katie and Stephanie Rivers. Team two was Catherine Butler and Brandy Taylor. Team three was Hunter and Angela Starr. Team four was Ainsley and Amanda Roach, and Nevaeh, Merrick, Levi, Olivia and Coral Sanders. Team five was D.J., Andrew, Delia, Ross and Duayne Wetherell.

As a community service project, members also collected and dropped off donated items for the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh. Members chose to honor Cloverbud Hattie Wetherell, who was born with a severe complex congenital heart defect. Her family has seen first hand the benefits of the Ronald McDonald House for families in need, the club report noted.

Future plans include members continuing to work individually on project books for project judging during the summer. Skillathon is available online for those members who need to complete it as a requirement. A future meeting date is to be determined.

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