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Polk County 4-H'ers Prepare Meal for Governor

On Friday November 15, five 4-H'ers from Polk County had the honor of preparing and serving Governor Branstad a private sit down meal  with 14 close friends at Terrace Hill. The 4-H'ers arrived and ready to work at 4:30 PM and they didn't leave until 10:30 PM. 

Governer Branstad, Joy Niklasen – Polk CYC, Laurel McGonegle, Jessica Bigelow, Rebecca Osthus, Alek Gill, Trevor Schwager, First Lady Chris Branstad in the Formal Dining Room at Terrace Hill.
Alek Gill is helping Chef Sharron to prepare the main dish.

Chef Sharron instructed the youth on their duties for the evening festivities. They prepared tasty appetizers, fresh salad and the main dish. The dessert was  homemade ice cream and chocolate cake from close friends attending the meal. The kids even helped with the clean-up process around the kitchen. And, yes, they were able to sample and even take home some of the leftovers from the meal they had prepared for the Governor. 

It was a special experience that these kids will never forget, especially when the Governor shared a story from his 4-H days.

Chef Sharron instructing Rebecca Osthus, Laurel McGonegle
and Jessica Bigelow on how to prepare the salads for the evening.

One of the most important jobs of the evening was the clean-up.
Here is Trevor Schwager doing his part to keep the kitchen clean.


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