The ’76 Clovers held their twelfth meeting of the 4-H year on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the home of Mrs. Carolyn Price. Riley Price called the meeting to order at 1:03 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag was led by Mason Hobbs and the Pledge to the 4-H flag was led by Mallory Hobbs. Kim Fuqua read important up-coming dates: Last Garden Class was August 7 from 9:00-11:00; White County Fair was August 6-12; Hunter Safety Course will be August 21 and 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and August 25 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Federation Meeting and Pizza Party September 5 at the Extension Office at 5:30 p.m.; Highlights and Awards due to the Extension Office on September 7; and Record Grading on September 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Members wrote thank you notes to judges of the White County 4-H Fair. Members voted to pick up trash at Beaty Field as their community beautification activity. Members voted to give a donation to Shannon Ellison to defray medical bills and to Harrison Ackerman, son of Josh and Johanna Ackerman, who is undergoing cancer treatments.
A judging activity was conducted consisting of four plates of cookies, complete with the recipe and menus. Members put on their judging hats and picked the best plate of cookies. ’76 Clovers members were congratulated on doing a very good job. Highlights and Award forms were discussed. The Club Activities sheet, the Project Study sheet and the County Supplementary sheet were given to members to add to their Highlights.
Talks were given by Cole Roberson on “Comparing Two Great Presidents – Lincoln and Kennedy” and by Kennedy Cook on “Fun at Church Camp”. Demonstrations were given by Cole Roberson on “How to Make a Hinky Pinky”; Riley Price on “How to Get Your Pig Ready for the 4-H Show”; and Kennedy Cook on “Basic Strokes of Swimming – Freestyle and Breast Stroke”. Specials were given by Cole Roberson telling “Riddles,” Riley telling a “Joke,” and Gabby Ray doing a “Sweet Home Alabama Dance.” For our Music, members sang “School Days, School Days, Good old Golden Rule Days”. The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m. and swimming was enjoyed by all. After swimming, a cook-out was enjoyed, consisting of grilled hot dogs, corn curls, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and cold drinks. Marlee and Cooper Fuqua provided the hot dogs, Larkin Courson provided the corn curls, and Riley Price provided the cookies and cold drinks. We would like to thank our leaders for another great year! Our leaders are Carolyn Price, Kathy Price, Kim Fuqua, Amanda Courson, Mary Pool and Mandi Johnson. We appreciate you! Our new 4-H year will begin in September. For more information about joining 4-H contact the White County Extension Office in Carmi, Illinois, at 382-2662.
The ’76 Clovers held their eleventh meeting of the 4-H year on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the White County Fair with 19 members and six leaders present. The Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag was led by Addy Sutton and the Pledge to the 4-H flag was led by Marlee Fuqua.
The Horse Show, which was held on Friday, July 6, at the Jerry and Dorothy Sutton Farm in rural Norris City was discussed. There were six participants with five of the participants being members of the ’76 Clovers. Participants were Riley Price, Mallory Hobbs, Marlee Fuqua, Gabby Ray, Kate Vollman and Nate Garner. They participated in many different events including halter, showmanship, walk/trot, horsemanship, and fun events and received blue ribbons in all events. Riley received the senior high point award and won the senior fun events, Marlee received the junior high point award, and Nate won the junior fun events. Mallory, riding her third year, and Gabby and Kate, riding their first year, did an excellent job of showing their horses.
It was reported that Kate Vollman did very well at the Dog, Cat and Small Pet Show held on Saturday, July 7, with her dog receiving a Best of Show and a Superior ribbon. It was reported that the ’76 Clovers did very well at the Food and Clothing Show held on Monday, July 9, 2018. Kennedy Cook and Josephine Hubele, as a team, placed 1st in their age division in the Chef ’s Challenge contest. That afternoon at the Rabbit and Poultry Show, Mallory and Mattie received blue ribbons on their rabbits and Addy Sutton received a blue ribbon on her single chicken. The ’76 Clovers also did well at the General Projects Show held on July 10, receiving many Superiors, Best of Shows, and State Fair ribbons. The Livestock Show and Auction was held on Wednesday, July 11. The ’76 Clovers were congratulated on a job well done!