4-H Club News

Free Spirits

The Free Spirits met July 23 at the fairgrounds at Friendship Park.

Kelly Valuska, adviser, presided at the meeting attended by four members. Club members weeded and mulched the flower beds there. They also painted decorations for the flower bed.

Club members plan to repaint their hog stalls and name plates.

Future plans include a fall fundraiser.

The next meeting is Aug. 9 at the fairgrounds, beginning at 5 p.m.

The July 1 meeting was attended by eight members. Camerona Best, vice president, was in charge of the meeting where club members received their new shirts and worked on flower beds.

Amanda Boring, Cameron Best, Connor Best and Lindsey Best helped paint stalls and barns at Friendship Park on June 29.

The May 19 meeting was attended by eight members with Megan Valuska, president, presiding at the meeting held at Friendship Park. She gave a demonstration on how to do the Heimlich maneuver.

Members worked on project books. A demonstration on CPR also was given.

Amanda Boring, Mason Marchbank, Sydnee Kirkpatrick and Cooper Kirkpatrick gave their demonstrations.

Country Road Runners

The Country Road Runners met June 9 at the fairgrounds with Heather Parker in charge.

Project work accomplished included demonstrations given on how to take care of a rabbit, how to make a scrapbook, how to hold a cat, how to properly clean and cover a wound and how to take a trick photo.

Activities conducted included experiments on how to make ice cream, “elephant toothpaste” and one involving water, pepper and dish soap.

A fellow member gave instructions on how to square dance.

Plans were made to have a July pool party.

Wildwood Critters

The Wildwood Critters met May 19 at the Jefferson County fairgrounds.

Shelby Robinson, president, led the meeting.

Contest day was discussed. Sara Vein and Hannah Randolph completed demonstration speeches.

Activities included planting flowers behind the steer barn with members agreeing to take turns watering them. Members submitted items to donate to the Friendship Room as a community service.

Blair Allison and Marissa Keenan were to participate in 4-H camp. Club adviser Rob Vein spoke about the importance of weighing livestock projects regularly.

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