To the Editor:
The annual Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic was held March 11 at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This is a cooperative event put on by KSU Riley County Extension and the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club.
The purpose of the clinic is to provide information to young boys and girls who may be considering starting a lawn-mowing business. This year 18 boys and girls attended.
We would like to recognize the support we received this year from Candy Eason and Burger King West. They provided dinner to all the participants.
Additionally, we very much appreciate the help from Stan Bartel (retired vo-ag educator), nurse Lou Irwin and the KSU Agriculture Technology Management Club. Each of these provided their own unique information and skills to this year’s clinic.
The Agriculture Technology Management Club members helping with equipment demonstrations were Brad Ellenz, Erik Cummings, Aaron Klassen, Jena Kulp, Darren Falk, Stuart Wakeman, Eli Sheppard and Kennety Tharman. Optimist members helping with setup and cleanup were Bruce Bidwell, Steve Boeckman, Jim Blanton, Bob Pulford and Fred Olsen.