"It seems quite ironic that I sit down to finally thank you and share some photos with you on the 2-year anniversary of the "Floods of 2008." Fort Atkinson, Iowa was one of the many communities affected by those floods and after 2 years and many hours of volunteer labor we now have a beautiful ball field. In March of 2009, the Turkey Valley Clovers 4-H Club held their annual benefit bake sale. Members brought baked breads, pies, cakes, cookies, bars, and many other tasty treats. We hold our bake sale in conjunction with the local volunteer fire department's pancake and sausage breakfast. We help with bussing tables, pouring drinks, and serving and they allow us to have our bake sale so we both benefit from the partnership.
At our 2009 bake sale we made $679.00 and when we added the $250.00 we received from the Iowa 4-H Foundation Disaster Fund, we had $929.00 to work with. The members had determined that the monies raised would go for something at the rebuilt ball park. We decided that we would help in paying for the picnic tables. The ball park committee ordered 2 - 6 ft. tables and 2 - 8 ft. maintenance free tables for a total cost of $1400.00. The club donated their bake sale proceeds ($929.00) to the purchase, which means we helped pay for 2 3/4 tables.
They have been a "hit" at the ball park! Thanks for the opportunity to apply and receive those funds. The Fort Atkinson community has a long history of ball playing and it will continue for many years to come."
Kay and Faye
4-H County Leaders