The Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club of Douglas County, represented by Brooke Strand, Logan Filipiak, Mitchel Floding and Kodi Bundermann, received the 2013 Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) 4-H Community Leadership Award at the AMC legislative conference in St. Paul.
Each year, two 4-H clubs from Minnesota are recognized for an outstanding community service project. The Lake Mary Troopers received the award for a community service project at Nordic Meadows.
Nordic Meadows is an apartment complex for disabled adults with limited income. It allows them to live as independently as possible.
The 4-H members built and installed wood duck and blue bird houses around the property for the tenants to enjoy. They also built wheelchair accessible planters and planted flowers and vegetables for the tenants to care for and enjoy.
Future plans include expanding the number of planters and planting apple trees.