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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Huron County Clovers

The club met on May 9 at the St. Mary campus. Pledges were led by this year's president, Brad Rospert.

Members then talked about a fundraiser and decided on selling Little Caesar's Pizzas again. Club advisers reminded members about the last quality assurance meetings to be held before the fair. These dates are May 22 and July 9, both at the Huron County administration building. Also, they discussed the health and safety speaking contest on June 26 and this year's 4-H camp. Forms were then handed out for camp, as well as project books. Members are reminded that all livestock being shown at this year's fair needs to be at their home by May 15. The meeting was then adjourned by president Brad Rospert.

The club held the next meeting on May 20 at St. Mary.

Demonstrations were done by Brad Rospert on how to show a pig, Kimberly Rospert on the proper way to set a table, Taylor Smith on showing meat rabbits, Erin Kramer on the new food pyramid, and Olivia Scheid on modeling. Members who did not do their demonstration at the meeting need to present theirs at the June 24 meeting.

The secretary's report was then read and passed. Advisers reminded members of clinics they should attend for their projects. Also, one of the last quality assurances will be held on May 22.

The Wednesday meeting has been canceled. The club's next meeting will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. June 24 at St. Mary's campus.

Taylor Smith, reporter

Northside Country Kids

The club met at 1 p.m. on May 20 at the Infirmary Cemetery on Shady Lane Drive in Norwalk. Members and parents pulled weeds, raked, and planted petunias along the front fence sections. The club planted a rose bush by Alice Beebe's marker. They also planted more Rose O' Sharon bushes along the sides and are beginning another small garden of ornamental grasses. Alyssa Warner gave her demonstration on her trip to see a collection of designer gowns made for Princess Diana and how it would relate to her sewing for others project.

The club will meet at the cemetery again in late June for additional planting. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hamerniks.

Country Kids

The group held its fifth meeting on May 14 at adviser Jennifer Shank's house.

Ian McCully's safety tip was to not play with fire. McKenna Cleary's recycling tip was to reuse empty water bottles to save space in land fills.

The group sold $1,029 on the candle sale, anyone who sold candles will not have to pay for their fair T-shirts this year. The aluminum recycling brought in $113.

In new business, members are trying to come up with field trip and family picnic ideas. Several were given and adviser Tami Kamann will look into a couple of them and get back with the group at the next meeting.

Members voted for T-shirts instead of tank tops for the fair this year and the color will be green. The recycling field trip ideas were mentioned by McKenna Cleary and they were voted on. Tami Kamann will check out the one that won to find out if members are able to attend. Kenny Finch did his demonstration on woodworking and how to use a cordless drill and the importance of sanding with the grain of wood. All members need to bring their project books to the next meeting. Meeting was adjourned by Alex Kamann and second by Shyanne Shank.

The next meeting will be held at the Cleary's house at 7 p.m. Monday.

Morgan Barman, reporter

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