4-H news

Contry Kritters conducts meeting

HANCOCK COUNTY — Members of the Country Kritters 4-H Club recently gathered for their third meeting at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

President Tressa Janes called the meeting to order. Katelyn Delk led the American pledge, and Steele Reeves led the 4-H pledge. Allison Lowe gave the treasurer’s report, while Caitlin Cox gave the secretary’s report. The club donated $100 worth of much-needed supplies to Hancock Hope House. Katelyn Delk talked about recent Farm Bureau 4-H Safety Day Demonstrations at the fairgrounds.

Vickie Ramsey, club leader, discussed new club shirts and a community service project. This community service project will be on May 16 at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, where the club will paint in the cattle barn.

Cathie Hickerson, club leader, gave leader updates on the new changes to the different 4-H projects and stressed the importance on reading 4-H email newsletters.

Jared Ernstes gave a health and safety demonstration, “What to Do When You See a Burglar at Your Neighbors House.”

Katelyn Delk gave a demonstration, “How to Make a Pinwheel Snack.” Caitlin Cox presented the “Kentucky Cattleman’s Association Basic Steak Rub.” Annalee Witte demonstrated “How to Write and Give a Speech.” Members giving demonstrations at an upcoming meeting will include Hailey Hedrick, Allison Lowe, Bella Witte, Steele Reeves and Jared Ernstes.

The next meeting will take place at the Greenfield Fire Department. Tressa Janes adjourned the meeting. After the meeting, Captain Robert Campbell gave a guided tour of the jail and spoke on responsibilities of the sheriff’s department. Nick Ernest and John Lawrence also helped with the tour.

Brandywine’s Best discusses break

HANCOCK COUNTY — The recent meeting of Brandywine’s Best 4-H Club was called to order by Vice President Addison Hill.

The American pledge was led by Kaya Billman and the 4-H pledge by Reece Hill. Roll call was taken by Lauren Henry on a response of “What did you do over spring break?”

The health and safety report was given by Sam Livingston on when to wear sunscreen.

New and old business was discussed by Heather Hill over new changes in the handbook and upcoming workshops. Demonstrations were given by Elizabeth Dodd and Kaya Billman. Dodd demonstrated how to fancy up a trash can, and Billman demonstrated how to do different types of origami.

Recreation of charades and freeze tag was organized by Heather Schafer.

This meeting was adjourned by 4-H leader Heather Hill.

Calling all horse and pony members

HANCOCK COUNTY — Do you have a horse or pony that is harness trained? Would you like to practice your “driving” skills and have more fun with your horse or pony? Would you like to show in the Pleasure Driving or Obstacle Driving classes at the Hancock County 4-H Fair?

If so, consider joining the 4-H Horse & Pony Pleasure Driving group.

Candy Trout, leader of the 4-H Pleasure Driving group, will schedule driving practices soon and would like to find out who is interested in participating and when they might be available to attend practices at the fairgrounds.

If you have any questions or need additional information, call Candy Trout at 317-331-1035 or 317-861-0107.

Reminders and other information can be found at the group’s pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Arrival dates, shows chosen for fair

GREENFIELD — Changes have been made to dates for animal arrival and animal shows from previous years. 4-H families should read the fair schedule carefully and plan accordingly.

The schedule can be viewed online at extension.purdue.edu/Hancock/Pages/article.aspx?intItemID=9697.

Sheep ID, weighing scheduled

GREENFIELD — 4-H sheep ID and weight will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. May 9 at the 4-H show arena. Those enrolled in the sheep project should bring their sheet to the fairgrounds to have identification process done.

Reminder to all livestock families

GREENFIELD — All cattle, swine, sheep and goats must have a premise ID number for the location of animals, regardless if you have one or two animals for 4-H on a part-time basis or raise production stock year-round.

For more information and registration forms, contact the Indiana Board of Animal Health at 317-544-2381.

The premise ID number will be required to complete the animal enrollment forms.

Need a club? Call extension office

GREENFIELD — Those who have signed up but not found a club should call the Purdue Extension office at 317-462-1113.

Handbooks available at meetings

GREENFIELD — New 4-H handbooks are available at the Purdue Extension office. Copies can be picked up at club meetings or found online at extension.purdue.edu/Hancock/Pages/article.aspx?intltemID=8459.

Camp dates set at Shakamak

GREENFIELD — 4-H camp dates have been set for June 4 to 6 at Shakamak State Park. Hancock County 4-Hers will camp with groups from Hamilton, Johnson and Shelby Counties.

Information will be sent to eligible members soon.