After a successful campaign of selling wildflower seeds for Indian Valley residents to spread in burn areas in January, Wolf Creek 4-H and Indian Valley 4-H return with a February barn quilt project.
“This is our thank you to everyone in our community for the wonderful support you have given our group to help us restart after Dixie!” said leader Tara Winters.
4-H members have displayed “ barn quilt hearts” throughout the town on both Highway 89 (Crescent Street) and Main Street.
“I think this project gave our local 4-H kids a sense of involvement with doing something positive for their community and some personal joy,” said Vicki Schneider who volunteered to help pull the project together in the month of love. These February barn quilts are shaped like hearts and individually designed by the kids who painted them.
In addition, as part of their Community Service Project, the group offered a raffle of sorts. Viewers of the barn quilts could guess the number of barn quilt hearts they saw and also pose with their favorite and send the information into the Wolf Creek 4-H facebook page. The lucky winners were Tami Moreno who won a $100 gift certificate to Evergreen Market and Mary Shero who won a $50 gift card to Nellz Towne Pump.
Wolf Creek 4-H kids and parents who participated were Leader Tara Winters with Alexis, Caleb, and Kali Winters; Co-Advisor Sierra Washington with Cidra Washington, parents Brian Martin and Wendy Staton and students Evelynn and Madelyn Martin, Cole Staton, and Lianna Odell.
Indian Valley 4-H participants included Leader Heidi Kingdon with aBrook and Brynlee Kingdon, Primary Goat Leader Nicki Rodriguez with Ana, Bella, and Sophia Rodriquez, Market Goat Leader Jennifer Van Acker and Jewell Van Acker, as well as students Amaiya Beatty, Kenley Neer, and Taylor Millie.
The project was organized with donations of material and paint made by Vicki and Bill Schneider with volunteers Barbara Benge, Supervisor Kevin Goss, and Sherilyn Schwartz.
Both 4-H groups plan to display the barn quilt hearts at the Plumas County Fair this summer.