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Adult volunteers from left, Luc Romero, Erica Jones and Mariela Romero, cook scrambled eggs and hot cakes at the Howard 4-H Club Super Bowl breakfast, Sunday.
Before the Super Bowl game on Sunday, members of the Howard 4-H Club and their parents hosted the club’s annual fundraiser with a pancake breakfast at the Joe Van Alen Hall at Madera District Fairgrounds.
“We had 583 tickets out,” said club leader Joanne Ylarregui. “We have two shifts 7 to 10 and 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.”
There were 40 adults and 60 club members working on the project. Breakfast was served from 8 to 11 a.m. The early shift worked the setup and the second shift worked cleanup. Many of the parents worked the whole morning.
“We have a great team working together,” she said.
Based at Howard School, club members come from all over the county. Membership is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 19 years. Membership recruitment is in September.
“Members as young as 7 can join if their parents are project or group leaders,” Ylarregui said.
After the event the group cleaned the facility, packed and loaded supplies, mopped the floors and put away the chairs and tables.
Proceeds will be used to fund club projects and the top three ticket sellers earn tuition to 4-H Camp this summer, she said.