Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club & Modern Woodmen Continue a Tradition

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Each year for over the past 16 years in November, the Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club & Modern Woodmen Club have made pumpkin pies for the senior citizen centers in the area to enjoy around the Thanksgiving holiday.

This year we were a little behind on our traditional before Thanksgiving pies but the clubs and the seniors still wanted to make the pies. Well the seniors wanted to eat the pies.

So on November 27, 2018, the club members that could come made 20 pumpkin pies that were distributed throughout the county to the seniors either at the senior centers or through the meals on wheels.

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Sophie Gibson and Kennedy Starks mixing up some delicious pumpkin pies.

While we waited on the pies to bake the members and volunteers made sequins Christmas Tree, Christmas ornaments.

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Working on their ornaments with Lynn Hamby, Sophie Gibson and Kennedy Starks made some beautiful ornaments.

We hope the seniors enjoyed the pies as much as we enjoyed making them!

If you would like your child to join the Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club or if you are interested in volunteering with a 4-H Club in Cherokee County, please contact Shannon Coleman, at shannon_coleman@ncsu.edu or 828-837-2210 ext 4.

The next meeting of the Hiwassee Dam Soaring Eagles 4-H Club is December 10, at 3 p.m. in the Hiwassee Dam School cafeteria, all youth ages 5-18 are welcome.