Written by: Brooklee Van Patten, Dairy Dreamer’s 4H News Reporter
On November 27th, the Dairy Dreamers 4H Club completed a Community Service Project with the Homer Fire Department. The group consists of 17 active members based out of Little York, with Biweekly meetings at New Hope Farm.
Past Chief/Driver Robert Johnson, Firefighter Tyler Conrad, and Lt. Cody Johnson spent time with the group going over the engine of the Fire truck, various equipment used on calls, and then gave a tour of the truck and even played the sirens. Ben Wheeler, who is a 4H members father, joined the meeting as well. He is a member at the Amber Fire Department. He brought all of the gear used during a fire, and the kids were able to try on the coats, bibs, helmet, and boots. They quickly realized how hot and heavy it was.
After the tour the 4H members presented the Homer Fire Department with goodie bags that consisted of on the go snacks and water. Thank you cards were made by each member as well. A poem was written by a member and read to the Fire Fighters thanking them for the job they do and sacrificing their time away from their families. A donation of $150 was donated from the Club to the Homer Fire Department as well. Since it was their 150 year anniversary, the Club members decided to generously donate that money. And finally, special cupcakes were made by the President of the club for snack night.
Thank you Homer Fire Department for spending time at our meeting, and educating our group as well! We appreciate your time!