Wranglers and Ropers
Katie Wallrabenstein attended the Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show on July 30 and 31 with her horse Genius' Moonlight Stardust ("Dusty"). She qualified to attend the state fair show at the Richland County PAS show in two classes: Easy Gaited Equitation (ages 14 to 18) and Easy Gaited Pleasure (ages 14 to18). These classes are for gaited horses. Dusty is a Tennessee Walking horse she has owned since he was a yearling. Wallrabenstein placed first in the equitation class and seventh in the pleasure class. She is the president of her 4-H club, Wranglers and Ropers.
She will be a senior at Edison High School.
The club met at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.
The pledges were led by Shelby Linder.
Taylor Brooks did a demonstration on her dog. Justine White did a demonstration on how to make Snickerdoodles.
Justine White, reporter
Northside Country Kids
The club met Aug. 5 at St. Alphonsus Hall.
Demonstrations were given by Abby and Amanda Wilhelm "How to make a pasta salad", Kayla Freriks, "The proper way to hold a camera", Kimberly Ziegler, "Basic needs when you go fishing", Kaitlyn and Ricky Heck, "Feeding lambs and sheep", and Angie Wilhelm, "How to create a story board for a special project."
Members then formed two teams, Jenna's Amazing Answers and Kammi's Klever Klovers, and competed in a game, "Are you smarter than a 4-H'er?"
Lyme Clever Clovers
The club met Aug. 7 at Roberts Peter's Park for the club's family picnic. At the picnic the club had pizza and pop which was provided by the club. The members provided desserts.
Janet Scheid, adviser, checked the members projcts and project books. After she did that she passed out the fair passes. Recreation was playing at the park.
Jessica Brown, reporter
On June 22, the 2007 Huron County Cloverbud Camp took place at Camp Conger in North Fairfield. The camp was themed "Blast Off!" and taught and entertained 72 kindergarten through second-grade campers. Along with about 20 volunteers the children learned about how it is to be a 4-H camper in Huron County for one day so that when they are actual 4-H members they will know what to expect. The day was themed around rockets and airplanes and the children participated in activities to learn how some air bound transportation works.
Robert Gray a local farmer, brought his Ultra-lite airplane, also known as a Power Parachute, and taught the children how he uses his plane and the different uses for it. It was a way for the children to see that there are different planes other than the ones they are used to seeing and understanding that farmers use planes to help grow their crops.
The children were able to help launch pop bottle rockets filled with air and water across the ball field at camp. They compared how the different bottles flew and which would go farther. They also made their own kites to fly, out of recycled newspaper, which actually worked.
The campers also learned about some other valuable things down at camp. The Willard Assistant Fire Chief taught the children about fire safety, including escape routes, how to get out of a house safely, and how to check smoke detectors. A representative from the Erie County Soil and Water came to teach the campers about different wildlife around Ohio, their habitats and shared animal skins.
The club met Aug. 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard.
There were 11 members present. The pledges were led by Karli Kilgore.
Officers reports were given by the treasurer and the safety officer.
Club members voted to donate $25 to the Willard Area's Buyer's club. Under old business, judging times were discussed and fair requirements were finalized along with questions answered.
A demonstration was give by Alec Casto on his dog project.
The next meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Camp Conger on Walnut Road. This will be a potluck dinner with all members and families invited. Recognition of fair accomplishments and premiums will be awarded at this time.
The 2008 4-H organizational meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard. Anyone interested in joining 4-H should contact the extension office in Norwalk.
Zack Moore, reporter
A few club members gathered at the home of Chelsey and Katie Jackson July 15 to ride in their new arena. They did some transition training, some work over caevelettis and cross rails, some in-hand work, and some trail work as well as some of the strength training exercises in preparation for upcoming shows and the fair. Chelsey and Katie Jackson, Tara and Leah Burke and Sara Takacs have been participating in some area shows and bringing home ribbons.
Sara Takacs, reporter