4H News: 7-08


Duke’s Mixture
Duke’s Mixture 4-H Club met July 1 at Webster Township Hall. There were 14 members in attendance.
The judging dates were discussed. Member are to turn in dues as soon as possible.
The club talked about doing possible flower beds around the township hall.
There will be a simple fringe put along the edge of the trailer and a banner will be hung on the back. A
new slogan was decided on, it will be "Fear the Duke." Members decided their shirt colors will
be purple with gold lettering. The theme for the booth will be "Mix it up with the Duke’s."

Members Diana Bushman, Emma Tuck, and Lucas Tuck gave demonstrations.
The next meeting will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at the same location, and members should bring booth design
ideas to the next meeting.
Tontogany Four-Leaf Clovers
The Tontogany Four-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club met June 28.
Members went over 4-H project book requirements and dates and times. Members then broke into groups and
gave a demonstration on their projects.
Members also signed up for the milkshake bar times. Members will receive club shirts and show shirts.
Cloverbuds were adjourned to their meeting where they made kites for the 4-H booth and were reminded to
take them to judging on Thursday at 3 p.m.
The members also did the activity on the American flag.
Cloverbuds were also asked to sign up for the Cloverbud Camp on July 24 at the 4-H Extension office from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sign up date has been extended until Friday and the cost is $15.
Members are doing a field trip to the wind turbines on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Wood County Landfill.
From there they will go to the recycling center to learn about recycling.
Those interested in the shooting range sport were to have met on Tuesday.
Members chose the 4-H float and club booth theme for the year. The club will begin working on the float
and booth on Monday after judging. Those who do not make it to judging will be judged at the July 12 or
July 26 club meetings. All members need to be judged, complete project book and exhibit something in the
club’s booth at the fair to receive a fair pass.
The next meeting will be Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Four-Leaf Clover Leaders
The Four-Leaf Clover Leaders 4-H Club met June 28. Members are planning a "Pre-Fair Bash" on
Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Club members should be there by 6 p.m.
Members are also requested to sell five tickets, each, for the dance. The cost is $2. Whoever sells the
most tickets will receive a prize. All members are asked to donate a dessert to share at the dance. The
club will be providing beverages for the event.
The theme for the dance is a luau. Members are to wear Hawaiian clothing, if possible, to the dance. The
club will have dancing music, but also plan on having corn hole games with Twister available. The money
raised will be used for other fun activities and donations to 4-H.
Leader members helped younger members with 4-H project books requirements and reminded them of judging
dates and times.
Members gave demonstrations on their projects in small groups. The club decided on their theme for the
float and booth for this year.
The meeting ended with recreation led by April Michaelis.
The next meeting will be July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saddles ‘n’ Surreys
Saddles ‘n’ Surreys 4-H horse club met Thursday at the Wood county fairgrounds.
At this meeting members worked out their horses to prepare for the fair. Everyone worked on walking,
trotting, and cantering. Those attending also worked on keeping their horses to the rail and keeping
their hands still so they don’t tug on the horse’s mouth.
A business meeting followed where members decided on the way name plates should look for the fair.
A decorating club meeting is planned and some of the club members will compete in the state qualifying
show his month. The next meeting is Thursday.
Jackson Livestock
Jackson Livestock 4-H Club had its meeting on Sunday.
Tonee Weaver conducted roll call by having members say their favorite drink.
Graham Cook showed how to set up and use a catapult. Dustin Baer demonstrated how to make caramel puff
corn. Dylan Baer showed members the tools and explained how to castrate a goat; while Brandon Seibert
demonstrated how to extinguish a flame by using the gases from baking soda and vinegar.
Health and safety officer Austin Davis gave his demonstration on how to use sunscreen and items that keep
people protected from the sun. He also gave tips on keeping safe around electricity.
Then club members got their pictures taken and worked on items for the fair booth. Members were reminded
about important judging dates and times. Advisers Matt and Monica Davis checked over everyone’s project
book for the upcoming judging. They were also reminded of the booth set-up time for the fair. Members
then enjoyed refreshments.

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