Community service is at the core of every 4-H club, but for many, COVID-19 restrictions made coming together for community service difficult.
The Millarville Stockland 4-H Club decided to take the initiative to do what they could to bring community and connection to those in their community who they felt needed it most.
The club loaded up their 4-H animals which included cattle, sheep, and goats, to put on a window parade at their local community’s Rising Sun Long Term Care Centre in Black Diamond, Alberta.
Each 4-H member provided a written overview about themselves and their animal, which was read by the care facility staff and given to residents, as they paraded by the care centre’s windows.
The day was an overwhelming success, that touched the residents and care staff, and the club has plans underway to make this happen again in the future.
Founded in 1952, the Millarville Stockland 4-H Club is one of the longest standing 4-H clubs in Alberta. The club currently has 27 members ranging in ages from six to 19 years old.