Two 4-H families were recognized as North Dakota 4-H Century Families at the Cass County 4-H Awards Celebration on Sept. 23, held at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. To be recognized as a century family, these families needed to have a combined 100 years or more of direct-line family membership and volunteer service in 4-H.
Being recognized for 106 years of involvement in the 4-H program was the Kevin and Connie Bruse family from Horace, their children Nicole and Travis along with grandparents, Vi Fremstad, Fargo and Donna Bruse, Horace attended the recognition. Other family members who comprised the total years of 4-H involvement were: Larry and Patsy Berg, Bismarck, and the late Peggy Kirkelie, Eleanor Berg, and Clarence Bruse. Nicole and Travis Bruse were members of the Country Cousins 4-H Club and Connie Bruse was the 4-H club leader.
Also being recognized for 106 years of involvement in the 4-H program was the Lance and Kim Belgarde family from Horace, their children Ryder, Parker, and Jaide along with grandparents Judy Reger and Margaret Johnson, both of Thief River Falls, Minn. and great grandparent, the late Signa Stenberg. Ryder Belgarde is a current member of the Kindred 4-H Friends 4-H club and Parker Belgarde is a current member of the Horace Stars 4-H club. Kim Belgarde is a 4-H leader for the Horace Stars 4-H club.