Sterling Livestock 4-H Club Awarded July Club of the Month

Sterling Livestock 4-H Club Awarded July Club of the Month

This month, we would like to congratulate the Sterling Livestock 4-H Club from Johnson County for being awarded the Nebraska 4-H Club of the month! 

Community service is a significant part of 4-H, and the Sterling Livestock 4-H Club holds this as an important part of its activities. Last spring and fall, the Sterling Livestock 4-H Club worked together to picked up trash along Highway 41. Members also visit local nursing homes to spend time with residents. The Club regularly supports local veterans by participating in the Quilts of Valor program and by sending holiday packages to active service members. For Memorial Day this year, members set up a missing soldier table as part of the community Memorial Day lunch hosted by the Sterling Cemetery Association.

Recently, 4-H members and their parents gathered with drills, screwdrivers, and saws and built birdhouses. The lumber for the project was donated by Kenneth Wentz owner of Sterling Lumber Company. The project was also supported by funding through a Thrivent Action Team. 4-H leader Chris Salberg organized the project and had the houses in different stages of construction for different age groups. Older members had to construct their projects from start to finish, under his guidance, while the pieces were already cut out for younger members in order to avoid having them run saws. Some of the birdhouses will be placed for the birds now and others will be taken to the fair as 4-H projects. Youth were excited to be able to work together and build something that everyone in the community could enjoy.

This busy Club from Johnson County has truly made a difference in its community and earned this month's Nebraska 4-H Club of the Month award. Congratulations, Sterling Livestock 4-H Club!

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation offers the Nebraska 4-H Club of the Month program to all any 4-H Clubs across the state. Clubs may nominate themselves by sharing why their Club should be selected. A different Club is selected each month and will be awarded a certificate and $50 cash card. For more information, visit the Nebraska 4-H Foundation site or email