The Brener Youthful Workers 4-H Club is sometimes misconstrued as a city club.
“I hear that a lot,” general leader Sarah Magee said.
The members, who range in age from 9 to 18, actually cover a wide variety of projects, including swine, dogs, sheep, rabbits, photography and shooting sports, to name a few.
“Our club’s biggest focus is community service,” said Magee, who has been the leader for 10 years.
Members have a food drive in summer at Charlie’s County Market for the Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center. They also donate 25 to 30 backpacks fully stocked with school supplies to school each year. Generally they pick a school outside of Shawano but in the county. They have an ongoing service project of making Veterans Day and Christmas cards for residents of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
The members also make tie blankets for nursing home residents.
“The kids like doing that,” Magee said.