STOCKTON, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Goat Program held a pancake breakfast on April 7, 2019 at the Stockton Fire Hall. The event was organized by the 4-H Goat Committee and featured a pancake breakfast that included your choice of grape or orange juice, coffee, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and local pure maple syrup from Gustafson’s Maple Country USA. Chautauqua County 4-H youth did an excellent job serving guests and bussing tables. All guests were entered in a door prize, a half-gallon of maple syrup from Gustafson’s Maple Country USA, with their breakfast ticket. Members of the goat project donated baskets for the Chinese auction and Kori O’Brien created a beautiful afghan that was raffled separately.
The event had a great turnout from both the community and youth in the goat project. Over 180 breakfasts were served with many smiling faces and happy supporters. The program earned nearly $1,800 which will fund educational materials, awards, judges, and other expenses of the project. Fred DeGolier, a member of the 4-H Goat Committee, noted that, “We are very pleased with this fundraiser and plan on making it our annual fundraising event.” Plan now for the 4-H Goat Project Pancake Breakfast in April of 2020! The Goat Committee would especially like to thank the Stockton Volunteer Fire Department, Gustafson’s Maple Country USA, and the support of the community for making this event a success.
The 4-H goat project offers youth a wide variety of programming. A committee of dedicated volunteers plans educational programs for meat, dairy, mohair, working, and pet goats. They host Super Goat Saturday annually which is a day devoted to hands-on goat husbandry skills. Youth showcase their work at the Chautauqua County Fair. You can see their hard work on display at the Pack and Harness show Monday, July 15th at 6:00pm and the conformation show on Wednesday, July 17th at 9:00am.
For more information on the goat project or Chautauqua County 4-H visit www.cce.cornell.edu/Chautauqua and like Chautauqua County 4-H on Facebook.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County