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Hailey Condry, 6, and her registered American Quarter Horse, Doc George by Sox, getting ready for the 4-H Fair.
Hailey Condry, 6, and her registered American Quarter Horse, Doc George by Sox, getting ready for the 4-H Fair.

4-H Club News

March 27, 2013


4-H Safety Day Apri 6 at Fairgrounds

The 4-H Safety Day, sponsored by Hancock County Farm Bureau, will be held April 6 in the Exhibit Hall at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St., Greenfield.

Open to all 4-H’ers, the event features various stations representing different aspects of safety, with presenters including DNR Conservation Officer Scott Johnson, the Greenfield Fire Department, NineStar Connect with electrical safety, Hancock County Solid Waste District, American Cancer Society tobacco awareness, Hancock County Emergency Management, and others.

The day ends with pizza and soft drinks, and awards. Each participant receives a T-shirt, and the club with the most members in attendance wins a free pizza party at their next meeting.

RSVP to the Extension office, (317) 462-1113, by April 3.

Horse & Pony Club begins practicing

The Hancock County 4-H Horse & Pony Club will begin practicing every Monday, beginning April 1 at 6 p.m., for contesting events and every Wednesday, starting April 3 at 6 p.m., for halter, performance, color guard and Mini 4-H leadline classes.

All events will practice, weather permitting, in the Multipurpose Arena at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds in Greenfield. Members are reminded to call leaders before they haul in case of inclement weather conditions.

For more information contact Wyneta Duncan, superintendent, (317) 462-9224 or the Extension office at (317) 462-1113.

Junior Leaders meeting

4-H camp Junior Leader counselor applications are due Monday, April 1. Applicants must have completed eighth grade. See http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/hancock/Pages/4-HEvents.aspx.

The next 4-H Junior Leaders meeting will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Exhibit Hall at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds. Meeting includes a presentation on Kenya.

The Junior Leader program includes opportunities to volunteer at community organizations, sponsor a family at Christmas, landscaping projects at the Fairgrounds, guest speakers, pizza sales, plus many new events are being planned for this summer. Members also assist with the 4-H Fair set-up, work at the Junior Leader food booth and participate in community service projects.

For more information, contact Sarah Burke or Shelley Vail at (317) 462-1113.

Tractor maintenance tour

A 4-H Tractor Maintenance workshop will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, with a tour of Smith Implements on U.S. 40, 1929 E. Main, Greenfield.

Mini 4-H meeting

A Mini 4-H meeting, for members in kindergarten through second grade, will be held on 7 p.m. April 4 in the Exhibit Hall at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds. Call Helen Roney, (317) 326-8488, or the county Extension office at (317) 462-1113 for more information.

Llama and alpaca club seeks donors

The Hancock County Llama and Alpaca Club, which involved more than 50 4-H’ers and animals in 2012, continues to grow, and to recover from the losses in last year’s farm fire.

The club appreciates the continued support of past sponsors and donors, and would appreciate any new supporters. The club will recognize donors during the county 4-H fair, provided donations are received by June 15.

For information, contact club sponsorship coordinator Breeana Fish, 1248 King Maple Dr., Greenfield IN 46140.

Hancock County 4-H clubs are encouraged to send in meeting reports and activity photos for publication in the Daily Reporter.

Clubs and their members get articles for records and scrapbooks, and club reporters get credit for their work.

For information, including a handy guide, email dr-editorial@greenfieldreporter.com or call (317) 477-3211.


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