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(Neb)-"Happy Hustlers" Neb 4-H Club Of The Month

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/03/2017 11:57 AM
The Nebraska 4-H Foundation the Dawes Happy Hustlers 4-H Club as its Nebraska 4-H Club of the Month for August. As the Club of the Month, the Happy Hustlers receive a certificate and $50 cash card. 

     The citation says the Happy Hustlers, which celebrates its 60th birthday this year, is "dedicated to building strong citizenship and teamwork through various activities" and "has truly made a difference in its community."

      The club was started 60 years ago by two rural couples, Ray and Phyllis Grantham and Robert and Nellie Hawthorne. Ray still resides in the Deadhorse community along with three generations of his family who have all been members of the Happy Hustlers.

      Specific activites mention in the Club of the Month award announcement include the 55th annual 4th of July flag raising on Flag Butte and having a booth at the Dawes County Fair showcasing its 60 years of members, leaders, projects and activities.

     The Happy Hustlers also received a grant from "Keep Chadron Beautiful" grant that saw them take part in 3 clean up projects.

      They were: cleaning up trash in a portion of Chadron this spring during the Earth Day celebration, picking up trash along more than10 miles of Deadhorse Road, and cleaning the Dawes County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night of the county fair.
     The Happy Hustlers' Organizational Club Leader is Suzanne Davidson, assisted by fellow adult volunteer leaders Carey Madsen, Justin Madsen, and Julie Schommer. 

     There were 18 members as of last month: Bucky and Lance Cattin; Dylan, Layne, and Wyatt Davidson; David, Hannah, and Timothy Johnson; Aaron, Kourtney, and Sarah LeBere; Cody and Cole Madsen; Morgan and Roudy Schommer; Anabelle Vander May, Josey Werner. and Nina Henson.


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