Plymouth County 4-H Council helps raise funds for family

Posted October 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

The Plymouth County 4-H Council is doing what 4-H’ers do best…giving back.

They heard that a family was in need and wanted to do something to help. This group of high school students is planning a fun afternoon at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds to help raise funds.

The Vondrak Family from Kingsley, has three young daughters that are all confined to wheel chairs due to a progressive, physical disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II. They share one bedroom and need more living space for both sleeping and daily therapy equipment.

All of the funds raised during this event will go to the family to assist with the needed addition. The oldest of those daughters, Kennedi is a member of the Kingsley Clover Kids group.

The fundraiser will take place on Sunday, October 21 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. There will be a free will donation taken at the gate. Families will be able to take part in lots of fun games, scavenger hunt, hayrack ride, petting zoo, and bake sale.

There is also a dodge ball tournament being held in Century Hall. There are two categories; 7th-12th grade and adult. There is a minimum of three females and three males on each team. Registration forms/waivers can be found on our website at www.extension.iastate.edu/plymouth. They are due back by Friday, October 19. There is a $5 per team member entry fee. All entries fees will be donated back to the family.

The County Council will also be selling chances to win an iPod. Donations may also be made at the Kingsley State Bank in Kingsley, and directed toward the KMV Special Needs Trust.

For more information on this fundraiser contact the Plymouth County Extension Office at 712-546-7835 or xplymouth@iastate.edu.

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