4-H Dairy Club appreciates support for beef dinner

Posted 24 April 2017 at 9:38 pm


This past weekend the Orleans County 4-H Dairy Club held their annual Roast Beef Dinner. The proceeds from this dinner support the calf scholarship program which annually presents two youth with calves to be raise as 4-H projects and be exhibited at the following year’s 4-H fair.

This year club members and volunteers from the dairy and beef programs made extra efforts to locally source many of the items served in the dinner.

We’d like to thank the those who donated to the meal and helped the youth work towards the goal of local foods. Beef was contributed by Bannister Beef, SK Herefords, and Patrick and Rachel Woodworth. Potatoes were donated by Stymus Farms. The coleslaw was made by Robin Neal using cabbage donated by Root Brothers Farm. Apples for the desert came from Patrick and Rachel Woodworth. Rolls came from the Bread Basket Restaurant. And the milk and butter served at the meal was donated by Poverty Hill Farms.

Several other businesses donated items for a basket drawing. Over $1,000 dollars was raised which will be used to purchase the calves for this year’s scholarship.

Youth interested in applying can contact Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension and get an application from the 4-H office. The scholarship calves will be on display at this year’s Orleans County 4-H Fair from July 24-29. Thank you again to everybody who supported this year’s dinner by donating items, volunteering to work, or coming out and supporting the program by purchasing tickets.

Chrissy Bloom and Zack Welker

Orleans County 4-H Dairy Club Leaders