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4-H Club News

April 17, 2013 edition

By Cole Dingman

Club secretary

GREENFIELD — The Country Kritters 4-H Club met on April 9 at Brown’s Chapel church.

Vice president Tressa Janes called the meeting to order. Chase Morrow lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Mikayla Morrow led the 4-H pledge. Cole Dingman led the roll call, with 18 members present. 

Lanie Lawrence read the treasurer’s report; members were reminded to pay their $2 club dues, if they have not already.

Members donated canned foods for the club food drive. It will be announced at a later date what will be donated for next meeting. Leader Cathie Hickerson reported that the Community Harvest pantry in Carthage was very grateful for last month’s donation. It was also announced that the family the club adopted for Easter were grateful for the gift card and gifts for the children.

First order of business was to vote if the club will continue to sponsor a trophy for the county 4-H sheep show and hog show. Lanie Lawrence made the motion to continue the sponsorship and Gracie Johnson seconded. It was also decided to continue with the bright orange club T-shirts. Those needing a new T-shirt are asked to contact club leader Vickie Ramsey.  

The members who attended the recent 4-H Safety Day spoke about each of its informative and fun stations. The Kritters tied with Patty Pak’s 4-H Club for attendance. All the members said that they had a great time and learned a lot.

Lanie Lawrence demonstrated one of the activities from Safety Day. She asked for two volunteers to use a straw in their mouths to breathe while jogging in place. This was to show how cigarette smokers would feel with loss of lung capacity.

Other demonstrations were given by: Mikayla and Chase Morrow, on showing pigs; Cole Dingman, on preparing a rabbit for show; Tyler Dingman, on preparing a cat for show; Kennedy Janes, about her two puppies; Chase Settergren and Landon Stanley, about fire safety in the home; and Caitlin Cox and Madison Clutinger made fruit smoothies, which everyone enjoyed.

Cole Dingman called the meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be May 7, with demonstrations to be given by Allison Lowe, Gracie Johnson, and Andrea and Allison Lenser.

Catching up with the Country Kids

By Sierrah Diaz Croel

Club reporter

GREENFIELD — The Country Kids Club met Sunday with 20 members in attendance.

Members gave some fun demonstrations: rubber band bracelets by Ellei, a Lego ship by Xavier, more Legos by Cameron, sponge bombs by Justin and a first-aid kit by Skylar.

The club made note of a lot of special events just around the corner in Hancock County 4-H, including an FFA show, an electricity workshop at NineStar, and the Helping Hand Award.

The meeting ended with refreshments of root beer floats and black cow drinks.

The next meeting will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Farm Bureau in Greenfield.

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.

Electric Project

An organizational meeting for all 4-H Electric project participants will be held 6 p.m. today at the NineStar Connect Conference Center, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield. Parents are also encouraged to attend.

4-H Electric project workshops will be held on May 8 for Division I members from 6 to 8 p.m., and on May 9 for Division II members from 6 to 8 p.m. at NineStar Connect. For information, contact Darrin Couch, 4-H Leader, (317) 323-2715, or email dcouch@ninestarconnect.com or call Sarah Burke, extension youth agent, (317) 462-1113.

Online animal enrollment deadline

A new online procedure is in place for animal enrollment for horse and pony, llamas, and pygmy goats. 4-H’ers planning to exhibit any of these at the State Fair must complete enrollment by May 15.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension Hancock County office at (317) 462-1113.

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