4-H’ers enjoy trip

Photo of 4-H'ers from Marion and surrounding counties on a recent trip. (photo courtesy of Mindy Kephart)

A group of Marion County 4-H’ers recently enjoyed a three-day trip to South Dakota. They not only enjoyed the sights, but made friends from surrounding counties as well.

Mindy Kephart, Iowa State University Extension Youth Coordinator for Marion County, reports that 26 young people from five chapters made the trip June 11-13. They visited the Corn Palace, Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial and more.

The group hiked around Silver Lake and took part in a chuckwagon ride and meal at Custer State Park. On the way home, they visited the Badlands, Wall Drug and a prairie dog farm.

One of the goals of 4-H is to make connections. The Marion County youth made friends with others from Jasper, Madison, Warren and Polk counties.

Kepharts reports that all of the young people were well-behaved. Another trip for intermediate youth is being planned for the fall.