Pigs in a blanket: 4-H fundraiser breakfast Sunday in Killdeer

Pre-pandemic the Dunn County 4-H club held an annual breakfast fundraiser. Now it's back.

A cow is pictured.
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KILLDEER, N.D. — Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Dunn County North Dakota State University Extension will host its annual 4-H breakfast fundraiser at the Killdeer Saddle Club Building. This breakfast was a tradition in the Dunn County community for more than three decades until it was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronvirus pandemic. Dunn County Extension Agent Becca Yarger, who helped organize the event, said they’re excited to bring it back and expect a turnout of 500 to 800 people.

“The 4-H kids do the cooking and serving. They’ll come and help set up the night before, and tear down when it’s over,” Yarger said. “Obviously there’s volunteers and parents there to help supervise and make sure things are done… We can always use more volunteers.”

She said the 4-H club provides a wide range of opportunities for students to excel at their passions, learn wholesome values and gain skills for the workforce.

“We have a really large horse and equine 4-H club. The kids participate in achievement days with livestock. They do robotics, aeronautics and a lot of welding,” she said. “They do a lot of community service projects. Gosh, we do just about everything. Like if there’s someone who needs help serving at a venue, they’ll wear their 4-H stuff and go help.”

Dunn County 4-H Club
Members of the Dunn County 4-H club are pictured.
Contributed / Becca Yarger.

A silent auction will be held. Yarger said some of the items in past years have included knitted garments and a handmade quilt. This year Bath & Body Works donated a gift basket.


“Every family donates an item, and then most of the local businesses donate something,” she said.

The event will raise money for scholarships to send kids to 4-H summer camps and college scholarships for two high school seniors. It also allows the 4-H council to provide grants for student projects.

“Basically, if the kids want to do something this gives the opportunity to apply for money so they can do a project,” she said.

Food to be served will include bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, french toast and fruit. There will also be milk, orange juice and coffee. Admission is $30 for a family, $10 per adult and $5 for each student kindergarten through 12th grade. Children under the age of 5 eat for free.

Dunn County 4-H Breakfast
The Dunn County 4-H breakfast in a previous year.
Contributed / Becca Yarger

The Killdeer Saddle Club building is located at 311 Hwy. 22 Bypass. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call the Dunn County Extension Office at 701-573-5593.

Jason O’Day is a University of Iowa graduate, with Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Political Science. Before moving to Dickinson in September of 2021, he was a general news reporter at the Creston News Advertiser in southwest Iowa. He was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. With a passion for the outdoors and his Catholic faith, he’s loving life on the Western Edge. His reporting focuses on Stark County government and surrounding rural communities.
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