January Ignite the Spirit Events
posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022
We are back with the last few installments of our most recent Ignite the Spirit Program events!
Pocahontas County 4-H members are doing good in their community with the help of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s Ignite the Spirit program.
Students prepared a pork loin meal for the community on Jan. 8. The County Council members chose a menu that included pork loin, baked potato, corn and cake. With help from adult volunteers, 4-H members prepared 200 meals for carry out or drive thru. The remainder of the pork was donated to families in need during the holiday season.
We met these service minded 4-Her’s when they picked up their pork loins and kits for the meals at the Algona Operation Christmas Meal stop.
This 4-H group is a participant in Operation Christmas Meal’s Ignite the Spirit program, aimed at supporting students who wish to help fight hunger, locally.
Ignite the Spirit is a program of the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation and Iowa Select Farms and offers student FFA and 4-H organizations two cases of pork loins, a $250 check and kits so they can develop local partnerships and seek ways to help families in need. #IgniteTheSpirit
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Ashley Dyer Heads Hooper Sow Farm Farrowing Department
As the farrowing department head, Ashley and her team of Selene, Vivian, Dolly, David, Zory, Hugo, Alonzo and Yulissa—to name a few—will receive the gestating sows within a day or two of farrowing, make them comfortable, monitor health and feed intake, and then assist with birthing.