Flowers for 4-H

Keokuk County 4-H members and leaders used their green thumbs on Saturday May 31 at the Expo Fairgrounds in Sigourney. Flowers donated from the Tri-County, Pekin, Sigourney, and Keota FFA Chapter greenhouses were planted into flowerpots provided by the Expo Fair Board. Each 4-H club plants a flower pot and is responsible for caring and watering of the planter until the last day of the fair. The 4-H Flower Pot Auction is an annual fundraiser that is held during the Expo County Fair Queen Contest.  The planters are auctioned off to 4-H supporters, with all proceeds going back to the Keokuk County 4-H Clubs.  This annual fundraiser is made possible by our local FFA chapters, Expo Fair Board, and great 4-H supporters.

The 2014 Keokuk County Expo will be held July 15th– 19thwith the 4-H Planter Auction being held on Thursday July 17th.  For more information about supporting or volunteering for the Keokuk County 4-H Program, please contact Michele Sieren at the Keokuk County Extension Office at 641-622-2680.

CUTLINE:  #4221  Megan Striegel and Mackenzie Sieren of the Riverside 4-H Club planting their club’s planter.