4-H news

Bunny Busters Today, the club is having a car wash. It will be held at Advance Auto Parts in Norwalk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from this car wash benefit the club. Tori Horning, Reporter
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Bunny Busters

Today, the club is having a car wash. It will be held at Advance Auto Parts in Norwalk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds from this car wash benefit the club.

Tori Horning, Reporter

Wakeman Blue Ribbon

The club met June 2 at the home of Tim and Joe Vekas.

The meeting was preceded by the annual roadside trash pickup by club members.

Under old business, club dues and book fees are due to the treasurer. It was reported that the cookie dough fundraiser was very successful. The bake sale will be at 9:30 a.m. June 23 at Keybank in Wakeman.

Under new business, members voted to donate money to the Western Reserve FFA to help with Safety Town. Tim Vekas gave a demonstration on cat medications. Roy Hinckley and Joe Vekas gave a demonstration on gun safety.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 25 at Mrs. Bolden's house.

Jessica Puder, reporter

Tri-Community Bits & Pieces

The club met May 20 at the old school in North FairField. Matt Conger called the meeting to order.

Old business was that if you missed the last meeting, you were assigned to a time for our 4-H bake sale at Drug Mart on June 16. There was no new business to discuss. There was no recreation at this meeting.

Demonstrations were given by Corbin McQuillen on how to clean a rabbit's ears, Collin McQuillen on parts of a snake, Seth Morris on parts of a chicken and Alex Hopkins on wood sanding.

The meeting was adjourned and then all members were to meet at the North Fairfield American Legion to plant flowers. Refreshments were provided by the North Fairfield American Legion.

The club met again June 3 at the same location.

In new business, members decided to do the Easter Seals community service sale while doing the bake sale.

Refreshments were provided by the Traxler family. Demonstrations were given by Chasity Traxler on decorating a lamp shade and Cameron Conaway on archery.

The next meeting is at 6 p.m. June 24 at the old school in North Fairfield.

Kayla Slone, reporter

Hartland Scramblers

The club held its eighth meeting May 21 at St. Peter Lutheran Church.

John Sherman, vice president, led the meeting. Secretary Macie Ott read the minutes from the May 10 meeting. Caleigh Ott made the motion to correct an error with demonstrations from the previous meeting, seconded by Sarah Rhoad. Carl Smith made the motion to accept the secretary's minutes as read, seconded by Megan Miller. Hayley Beck, treasurer, gave the treasurer's report. The club had a beginningbalance of $490.49, and the ending balance is $548.49. Kathleen Smith made the motion to accept the treasurer's report, seconded by Lilly Hansberger.

With no old business and no new business, the members broke into committees. Lilly Hansberger, T-shirt committee chairman announced that the club would pay $5 for each member toward a shirt, hoodie, or sweatpants. The items would be black with neon green letters with a white background. The items will say, "to make the best better" and Hartland Scramblers. She will be contacting each member to take orders.

Hayley Beck, fundraising committee chairperson, announced that the club will hold a pancake breakfast for the fundraiser. She will check with the church on dates in July to hold the breakfast.

Caleigh Ott, community service chairperson, announced that the club would donate $50 toward glow-in-the-dark games. Hayley Beck was asked to prepare a check for the extension office. The club will also hold a trash pick up for Bronson Township on Greenwich-Milan-Townline Road.

Lastly, the club will help do some painting at the fairgrounds later in June. Caleigh will contact Pat Coy to discuss brushes, rollers, and confirm a date. Fair board members will power wash the building that members are painting. Other clubs will be asked if they would like to help with the project. The fair board will provide all of the paint. Members will be notified.

Advisers announced a few changes at fair that will affect members taking certain projects. Important dates were given to members to remind them of upcoming events.

The next meeting will be held on July 11. With no further business, Lilly Hansberger made the motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Carl Smith. Snacks were brought by the Edwards and Olak families. Recreation, provided by Megan Miller was soccer foot skill races. Carl Smith did a demonstration with fishing lures, and Kathleen Smith did a demonstration on dog care.

Officer Dave Ditz and Fazo, the drug dog came to the meeting. He gave a demonstration with Duane Miller. He spoke about the care and training of the dog, the dog's job, and answered several questions from members and guests.

Lilly Hansberger, reporter