Local 4-H clubs work to Ignite the Spirit

Clutier Cowboys and Cowgirls 4-H Club members (l-r) Faith Dvorak, Levi Zobel, and Ty Guthrie pictured alongside the many meal kits their club assembled and distributed this year to North Tama students as part of Project: Ignite the Spirit. PHOTO COURTESY OF IOWA SELECT FARMS

Three Tama County 4-H Clubs this holiday season gave back to their communities in a big way. The Clutier Cowboys and Cowgirls 4-H Club, Garwin Roughriders 4-H Club, and Toledo Techs 4-H Club all took part in the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation’s 2022 Ignite the Spirit project.

According to a Facebook post by Iowa Select Farms on Dec. 22, Ignite the Spirit provides student-based organizations with the opportunity to give back to their communities. Clubs are provided with two cases of 5-pound boneless pork loins, $500, and thermal totes.

Using the provided materials, each 4-H club put together meal kits which were then delivered to North Tama Schools, GMG Schools, and South Tama Schools. A total of 72 meals were distributed to these schools.

“These groups made a huge difference in Tama County by all choosing to participate in Project: Ignite the Spirit and give back to their communities,” Iowa Select Farms posted.

“Nice job, Tama County 4-H clubs!”

Telegraph note: Ty Guthrie, one of three Clutier Cowboys and Cowgirls 4-H Club members pictured, was left out of the cutline of the print edition of this story. The North Tama Telegraph regrets the error.