Soaring Eagles 4-H Club Sweetens Up County Senior Citizens

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decorated cupcakes

The Soaring Eagles 4-H Club and Modern Woodmen Club join forces to decorate 145 cupcakes to be distributed to the area senior centers and meals on wheels participants. This is an annual event for the club like many other projects that they do for community service. Each February, the club has their meeting on the closest Wednesday to February 14 and they decorate the cupcakes baked by volunteers (usually Lynn Hamby with Modern Woodmen, myself, or both).

This year we had some youth who were very young and who had just started 4-H getting to participate in the decorating. We found out very quickly that you need to tell the small ones not to lick their fingers. It only happened once on the first cupcake which the child got to eat themselves. After that one incident, we watched a little more closely and did not have anymore licking of their fingers or the cupcakes. I guess I should have been more specific when I told them not to lick the plastic knives they were using to include their fingers.

child eating a cupcake

Youth could use different decorations and sprinkles to make their cupcakes even more special and definitely one of a kind. And I hope the senior’s like gummy worms for decorations because they also had plenty of those to go with their sprinkles.

To learn more about our 4-H Clubs here in Cherokee County please contact Shannon Coleman, at or 828-837-2210 ext 4.