|4-H News: 07-14-12|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 14 July 2012 08:40|
The Lucky Charms met June 19 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Members answered roll call to their favorite color.
Tim Kleman gave the health and safety report on dehydration. Members were reminded to look for symptoms such as thirst, dry mouth, headaches, heat stroke. Kleman reminded members to drink a lot of water on hot days.
Dana Kleman and Kira Miller reported on their adventures at science camp. Both of them along with Abby Bateson will be attending 4-H camp. Maria Latta is serving as a counselor.
Morgan Sommers and Maria Latta purchased the crowns for the Jr. Fair queen runners-up that will be donated on behalf of the club.
Katie Hoops gave a demonstration on setting a budget to move into a college dorm room. Advisers passed out and reviewed the calendar of activities for the fair.
Advisers then judged the members projects.
The next meeting will be July 26 with the time to be announced. It will be held at the Home and Garden Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds. Members are to bring rags and buckets to help clean the buildings baking department area.
Blue Ribbon Rangers
Blue Ribbon Rangers 4-H Club met at Christ Church in Dowling on Monday.
In new business, the theme Wild, Wild West was decided upon for the club's fair booth. A request was given for volunteers to work the milkshake barn, and new polo shirts to be worn for judging were distributed to members who purchased them.
Old business included a reminder to pay dues of $5. Club shirts to be worn at the fair are $10. It was decided that the club would walk in the parade at the Wood County Fair.
Members were reminded about a livestock clinic and potluck to be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pattons' home.
Also, members were informed the fundraiser at McDonald's on Wooster Street was rescheduled to Aug. 15. Finally, a miniature golf outing was to have been held Wednesday at Perry Falls.
Reports were given by the following members: Olivia Ruffner, "Titanic;" Erica Lang, "Alcatraz;" Jessica Lang, "San Francisco;" Anna Szabo, "The Harlem Globe Trotters;" Christine Russell, "FFA;" Danielle Roby, "Disneyland;" Ally Voland, "Vacation;" and Aidan Powell, "Swim Team."
The next meeting will be July 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Leaders of Tomorrow
The Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H group had a meeting on Sunday. All of the last-minute judging questions were answered and group polo shirts were handed out.
The health and safety report was to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated in the hot weather.
Many demonstrations were done at the meeting. Ben Wilhelm explained the process to can pickles for his canning and freezing project.
Jake DeSmith showed his model of a closed circuit for his electricity project and for his recreation project he had a poster showing the difference in a variety of sports he is in.
Samara Okuly showed the group what an electrode was for her welding book and explained the difference between what we want and what we need for her money wise project.
Morgan DeSmith informed the group on the health of a dog and created a game to show what responsibility kids need to have when they are home alone.
Taylor DeSmith showed the scrapbook she made and quizzed the group on drug and alcohol questions. She also explained the importance of a meat thermometer when cooking on a grill.
Members were reminded that there is going to be a work night on July 20 at Andy Wilhelm's house starting at 6:30 p.m.
Live and Learn
The Live and Learn 4-H Club held two meetings and went to judging.
On June 14, the club met at adviser Darla Clark's home. Members had the Choose It, Use It Skillathon. They learned how to eat healthy and tried fruit and other foods. Then the group sorted different foods into five food groups. Finally, they watched a video of the Choose It, Use It program.
On June 27 , the group met at club adviser Rachel Schmitz' home. Members made a video of heart healthy recipes and cardio workouts.
On Tuesday members participated in miscellaneous judging. Then Thursday was clothing and nutrition judging. Finally, on Tuesday there will be livestock judging.
The next group activity is on July 26. Members will have a tour of the state house in Columbus.
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