4-H News

n Lyme Clever Clovers The club met July 31, 2007 at Seybert Methodist Church.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

n Lyme Clever Clovers

The club met July 31, 2007 at Seybert Methodist Church.

Jamie Kimberlin led the pledges. Secretary's report was given by Janet Scheid. Treasurer’s report was given by Jacklyn Scheid.

Emily Bollenbacher and Sara Pawsey had there food judging on July 31. Bollenbacher made oatmeal raisin cookies and she got an “A” on her project. Pawsey made baked beans and the judges said they were pretty good.

— Jessica Brown, reporter

n Town and Country 4-H

The club met Aug. 6 at Scott and Jared Chandler’s house. Issac Kehres led the pledges.

Health tip was wash your hands after cleaning out an animal pin. The safety tip was slow down on turns when riding a four-wheeler. Demonstrations were given by Evan Walcher on how to prepare a calf for show, Alanna Deeble on what you need to show a sheep, Sarah Gannett on how to make home made egg noodles and Amy Gannett on how to make home made ice cream.

The meeting was adjourned and members then worked on putting together bags for kids day at the fair. Members also received fair passes and DUNF forms.

— Samantha Sweeting, reporter 

n Wakeman Wranglers

The club met at the home of adviser Mona Burke June 6. 

Secretary Tara Burke read the minutes to the previous meeting. Treasurer Leah Burke gave her report. Katie Jackson discussed with the club members about purchasing picture cubes made by a lady as a fundraiser. Discussion was held about upcoming events: Future ride nights and plans for the float for the Fireman’s Festival in July. This year’s theme for the fair is “Growing the Future.” Club members discussed a theme and decorations for the float to coordinate with that theme. A discussion was also held in regards to the club doing pony rides at the festival. Molly and Megan Canfield did demonstrations. Megan Canfield led recreation. 

Members gathered at Topline Farms on June 12 to practice riding together. Club members in attendance were split into groups. Cindy Scherry worked on riding skills and Ashley Woods worked with them doing ground work and showmanship. 

Members gathered at Logan’s Run on June 26 for their ride night. Ashley Woods worked with club members in attendance on their riding skills. Discussion was held with members present after riding regarding the club getting together and painting fences at Topline Farms in appreciation for allowing the club to use their arena.  

n Classy Clovers

The club met Aug. 5 at Oakley Shane’s house. Fair passes were handed out to members and fair details were given. Carrie Hinckley was selected for state fair participation in her clothing and her foods project. Rachel Palm and Jessica Riley were also selected for state fair food participation. They will head to Columbus on Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

Members were encouraged to support their fellow 4-H members during the fair judgings. Jennifer Young gave a demonstration on how to tie knots. For recreation, Rachel Palm timed each member to see who could unwrap a Tootsie Roll with gloves on the fastest.   

— Carrie Hinckley, secretary  

n Tri-Community Bits & Pieces

The club met Aug. 5 at the old school in North Fairfield. Matt Conger called the meeting to order. Pledges were led by Kristen Conger.

There was no old business.

In new business, members came up with ideas for their club fun day. Members also voted to have a pizza party. This will be held at the fairgrounds at 4 p.m. Friday.

Demonstrations were done by Jayden Eastman on how to plant flower seeds. Also, Makala Eastman demonstrated how to make a picture frame. There was no recreation or refreshments.

— Kayla Slone, reporter

n Greenwich Country Cornhuskers

The third meeting was on April 12 at the Greenwich UMC. There were 38 members present. The secretary's report was read by Olivia Starkey. The treasurer's report was read by Jordan Ryerson. Demonstrations were given by Jordan Ryerson, Kristina Kieffer, Garrett Verburg, and Brandon Ryerson. Jordan did his on apple butter. Kristina did hers on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Garrett did his on maple syrup. Brandon did his on chinchillas.    

The fourth meeting was held on April 26 at the Greenwich UMC. There were 38 members present. The secretary's report was read by Olivia Starkey. The treasurer's report was read by Jordan Ryerson. Demonstrations were given by Megan Cornish, Daniel Smith, and Rebecca Starkey. Megan did hers on blue ribbons. Daniel did his on gun safety. Rebeccah did hers on embroidering.

The seventh meeting was held on June 14 at the Greenwich UMC. There were 24 members present. The secretary's report was read by Olivia Starkey. The treasurer's report was read by Jordan Ryerson. The health meeting was led by our health officer David Seidel. Demonstrations were given by Michael Kieffer, Bethany Lorcher, Greg Cornish, Morgan Roberson, Corianna Felver, Bryce Clemons, and Rebeccah and Rachel Mckelacki. Michael did his on types of lambs. Bethany did hers on how to make brownies. Greg did his on proper clothing for fair. Morgan did hers on rabbit diseases. Corianna did hers on strawberry pie. Bryce did his on model rockets. Rebbeccah did hers on beef retail cuts. Rachel did hers on cuts of pig.  

The eighth meeting was held on July 19 at the Greenwich UMC. There were 15 members present. The secretary's report was read by Olivia Starkey.

The treasurer's report was read by Lisa Madison. Demonstrations were given by Mikey Swander, Rachel Clemons, Jenna Somsack, Kirsten Cuzma, and Olivia Starkey. Mikey did his on hamsters. Rachel did hers on how to plant a seed. Jenna did hers on how to plan a vacation. Kirsten did hers on how to make fudge. Olivia did hers on the effects of smoking. The last meeting and pizza party was set  for 7 p.m. Thursday.

— Michael Kieffer, reporter