Lydia Greden was recognized as the Kiwanis Sunrisers of Winona 4-H Youth Representative for the month of July. She is the daughter of Ross and Victoria Greden and a member of the Silo Happy Hustlers 4-H Club. She is a recent graduate from the Lewiston-Altura High School with plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Greden has served as a treasurer of her 4-H Club and shown dairy steers every year since third grade. She has also exhibited photography, vegetable gardening, crafts and floral arrangement projects. When asked what her favorite project is Greden responded, “Showing dairy steers is my favorite project because I not only connect with other 4-H’ers showing similar animals but also with the ribbon auction buyers and judges.” When asked what she has learned throughout her time in 4-H Greden said, “You need to work hard in order to achieve the best awards. For example, training a 1,500-pound animal is extremely difficult, but with determination, hard work and dedication, my dairy steer was ready for the show ring.” Greden has also participated in numerous club and county events including tying blankets for Winona Health, Christmas caroling at the senior centers, making bags of cheer for neighbors, designing Christmas cards, helping out doing numerous road-side clean-up days, helping with the 4-H Fall Harvest and many others!
Winona Sunrisers Kiwanis Club honors one outstanding Winona County 4-H member during its breakfast meeting the fourth Wednesday of each month. The club meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Winona Family Restaurant in Winona.