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Displays by 4-H members push canned-goods drive
The Colusa County Food Basket Association is collecting canned goods and accepting monetary donations to offset the cost of eggs, ham, flour, bread, milk and other goods to be distributed to families in need throughout the county. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 755 Colusa, CA 95932.
Members of 4-H clubs around Colusa County were busy building goodwill for the holidays on Thursday.
Structures made of canned goods were being built in Arbuckle, Colusa, Maxwell and Princeton to bring awareness to the various communities about the need to donate canned goods to help those less fortunate through the holiday season.
The Colusa group constructed an "I Heart AG" display at Colusa County Farm Bureau office at 520 Market St. It took 270 cans and more than an hour to complete.
In Maxwell, a Christmas tree display will be constructed at Cy Hawkins Insurance at Old Highway 99W and Oak Street.
A Sponge Bob display can be found at the Alderson's Ranch Supply on Highway 45 in Princeton.
The nature of the display in Arbuckle was not immediately known, but all of them will stay up until Dec. 7, 4-H officials said.
Additionally, Stonyford club members are decorating the town and giving gift bags to senior citizens, while Williams members are donating canned goods to the food basket.
The countywide Hi 4-H group will gather food, clothing and gifts for a local family.
This group along with Colusa, Maxwell and Princeton were awarded $1,000 grants from California State 4-H's Revolution of Responsibility program. The grants are made possible by local and statewide donations to 4-H.
All the canned goods will be donated to the Food Basket program or similar local group.