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4-H club willingly works to put Osage County on statehouse map

The Willing Workers 4-H Club recently demonstrated its commitment to community service by a generous donation to the Kansas Association of Counties Statehouse Map Project.

During its October regular monthly meeting, the members discussed a letter received from Fran Richmond regarding Osage County efforts to raise $1,000 to place the county on a marble floor map in the new Visitors Center at the Kansas Statehouse.

Upon a motion made by Akaylee Prunty the club decided to donate $100 to the project. J.D. Schoepflin suggested a bake sale be held to fund the donation. The members decided to hold a bake sale at the Christmas on Market Street activities in Osage City on Nov. 16. Thanks to the generous support of area residents, the bake sale held in front of Osage Hardware was a huge success.

Fran Richmond, Osage County fundraising chair, was invited to the club’s Nov. 13 meeting to accept the donation. Club president Bailey Corwine presented Richmond with the club’s donation. In her remarks to the club, Richmond praised the 4-H members for providing 10 percent of the county’s share of the Statehouse Map Project. She encouraged the members to visit the new visitor center when completed and “stand upon the map” they helped make possible.

“This project is an excellent example of how 4-H is much more than the county fair,” said club leader Sally Wilk. “4-H is a network of families that work together all year long to teach young people the life skills necessary to become productive and caring members of their communities.”


The Willing Workers 4-H Club officers donate $100 to help fund Osage County’s share of the Kansas Association of Counties Statehouse Map Project. From left are Fran Richmond, Osage County fund raising chair, Bailey Corwine, president, Miah McCue, vice-president, Tracy Wilk, secretary, Brett Whittington, county council representative and reporter, and Royce Cowan, treasurer.

Information and photo thanks to Willing Workers 4-H Club.

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