Better Ba-C’s Repeats as Tops in Community Pride Honors

Press Release

The Better Ba-C’s 4-H Club won the Otoe County 4-H Community Pride Award at the 4-H Achievement Celebration at the Kimmel Event Center in Syracuse on Sunday, Nov. 7.

The Better Ba-C’s 4-H Club has 24 members and 10 leaders.  

Projects for the 2021 year included:  Christmas caroling and decorating windows at the assisted living and care homes in Adams and Syracuse, participating in fair clean-up, putting on an open horse show at the Otoe County Fair, donating money to the Hoof & Hide 4-H Club to get their cattle show up and running, donating $50 to the food pantry since they were not able to take food item donations during COVID, and collecting greeting card fronts to send to St. Jude's and trash bags full of pet supplies to donate to local animal shelters. 

Silver Creek 4-H Club received second place. Silver Creek 4-H Club has 10 members and 2 leaders.

Projects for 2021 included: collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, collecting used markers and sending them to the Crayola Company to help the environment, teaching members about recycling and the value of caring for the earth. Members cleaned a church flower bed by pulling weeds and putting in mulch.

Club members also cleaned a yard for a senior citizen that was becoming a safety concern. There were several loads of branches and weeds that were hauled off the yard.

They also collected used pill bottles to be shipped to needy people around the world while learning about global issues.

N.V. Helping Hands 4-H Club took third place. The N.V. Helping Hands 4-H Club has 14 members and 5 leaders.

Projects for 2021 included:  picking up trash for two miles on Highway 50 in the fall as part of the Adopt-a-Highway program, pulling the tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Omaha, and recycling the aluminum cans.

The club sponsors the Grand Champion Aerospace award for the top rocket at the Otoe County Fair. A baby quilt made by one of the leaders was donated to support Eric Fass at his benefit auction on behalf of the club.    

Receiving Nebraska 4-H Clubs of Excellence awards were:  Barn Bums, Better Ba-C’s, Clover Catchers, N.V. Helping Hands, Otoe County Sharp Shooters, and Silver Creek.

Jenna Knake of the Better-Ba-C’s 4-H Club receives the Community Pride Award from 4-H Council Vice President Monty Lovelace during the annual Otoe County 4-H Achievement Celebration.