As part of National 4-H Week, the Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club honored the first baby born in Douglas County during the week.

The little girl was born to the Wuebkers family on Sunday, Oct. 3. The family received a baby quilt made by Brynnley Zeithamer from the Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club.

Members of the Lake Mary Troopers have been making and giving a baby blanket away to the first baby born during National 4-H Week for more than 50 years.

National 4-H Week started on Sunday, Oct. 3 and ends on Saturday, Oct. 9. This week allows 4H clubs to promote the program around the community and gives members like Brynnley an opportunity to show off her design and sewing skills.

The quilt was a 4-H project that was made for the program and was shown and judged at the Douglas County Fair. 4-H offers many project areas like quilting or sewing for kids to participate in.

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For more information or if your child is interested in joining 4-H, contact the local 4-H Extension office at 320-762-3890 or email Jodi at hintz010@umn.edu or Jackie at jkokett@umn.edu. More information is on the 4-H website, https://extension.umn.edu/local/douglas