Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Breaking News

July 12, 2013

Can sculptures to help animals

4-H clubs help support county’s food pantries.

LAGRANGE — These three “houses” were built from canned and packaged food to elicit donations from fairgoers.

In order to “vote” for your favorite house you donate money. The houses are next to the fair office in the 4-H building.

One house was assembled by the 4-H Dog Club; one by the Topeka 4-H Club and the dog house by the Howe 4-H Club.

The Howe 4-H Club used more than 400 cans of dog and cat food that will go to Paws and Claws food pantry in Howe. The food pantry helps those in the county who are having a difficult time with food for their pets.

The project was overseen by recently crowned 4-H Master Achiever Chanden Lawson, who is president of the 4-H Dog Club.

After the contest, the food is donated to the LaGrange Clothes and Food Basket and the dog house goodies are donated to ARK, the LaGrange no-kill animal shelter.

The winning club gets ice cream.

“We worked hard on this project, Lawson said. “It had almost been forgotten this year but we pulled together and got it done.”

1
Text Only
Breaking News
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts
Poll

Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
     View Results