For many years, Madera County 4-H has had a fundraiser called Beef, Beans, and Greens in October. It is a prepaid pickup lunch that is made by 4-H members and is sold to the public to help raise money for Madera County 4-H. Money raised goes to help pay for things like camp, awards at the fairs, special trips for 4-H members, and lots of other 4-H-related things.
This luncheon is held at the Madera Fairgrounds every year and all Madera County 4-H members are invited to help cook and serve our community. Madera County covers a huge area from lower Madera by Fresno all the way up into the foothill areas of Coarsegold, Oakhurst, and North Fork. Sometimes it is hard for people from all over to come if it is far away.
So, a new idea to make another fundraiser for the foothills was born. In November the foothills 4-Hers of Coarsegold 4-H, Golden Oak 4-H, Spring Valley 4-H, and Raymond 4-H came together and made “Enchiladas in the Mountains.” We arrived around 8 a.m. and cooked the meat, wrapped the enchiladas, and served our customers. The enchiladas were all pre-made, packaged, and frozen. Customers came to pick up their enchiladas from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tickets were sold before the pickup day by 4-H kids and their families so we knew how many to make. This is our first year for this fundraiser and it was such a success that we plan on doing it every year. Stacey Miles of Raymond 4-H was our food supervisor and Jennifer Varner of Golden Oak 4-H was the chairperson of this event. We were able to raise $1,000 to contribute to Madera County 4-H...