n Wakeman Wranglers
On Sept. 22, Chelsey and Katie Jackson hosted the end of the year get together for the Wakeman Wranglers. Members brought their horses to the Jackson’s arena for a fun show. Each member was supposed to think up a game that could be played on a horse. After a few fun filled hours of games with the horses, everyone stayed for a cookout.
Earlier in September, several members and advisor Mona Burke had a work day at Cindy Scherry’s Topline Stables. Members worked on painting fences in appreciation for Cindy allowing the club to use her indoor riding arena for their ride nights. Also everyone was grateful to Cindy for all the time she spent during ride nights helping to prepare everyone for fair.
— Sara Takacs, reporter
n Hartland Scramblers
The club held the 11th awards ceremony Oct. 21 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. The special meeting was used to present the members’ fair premiums and certificates. The meeting was called to order by president Brad Beck. Twenty-two members were present as well as three advisers. Five guests were introduced.
The secretary read the minutes from the August meeting. The motion to approve the minutes was made by Hayley Beck and seconded by Caleigh Ott. The secretary also read two thank-you notes for trophies the club sponsored. Beck gave the treasurer’s report. The report was approved by the motion made by Sarah Rhoad and seconded by Carl Smith.
Mrs. Beck asked each member if they received the items they ordered for their T-shirt, hoodies, etc. Mrs. Beck reimbursed members with unfilled product and sold extra items for Lilly Hansberger, T-shirt chairperson.
In old business, the club was informed that the clothing booth at fair won and received $15. The club also won a rosette. Audra Edwards made a motion to reimburse Nicki Stevens, cloverbud adviser, for materials bought throughout the year for the cloverbud projects, seconded by Sarah Rhoad. Brandon Miller made the motion to give the church $50 for the use of the building, seconded by Marissa Allen.
In new business, advisers passed out fair premiums, pens and certificates. Members would like to do something for fun for their hard work this past year. Advisers and parents will call several places to possibly have a pizza party somewhere. Meetings for next year will start in February.
With no further business, Kaitlyn Bundren moved to adjourn the meeting and the motion was seconded by Kristina Kluding. The members listened to Marissa Allen’s demonstration on her sewing project and modeling. Snacks were provided by the Beck family, Nicki Stevens and Kristina Kluding.
— Macie Ott, secretary
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Local volunteers attend conference
Rita Daniels, Kris Simpson and Bonnie Malone joined more than 500 adult and youth 4-H volunteers and staff from throughout the Midwest at the North Central Region Volunteer Forum Oct. 12 to 14 in Milwaukee, Wisc.
The forum, with its “Capture the 4-H Spirit” theme, brought participants together to network and learn about innovative programs that will help bring fresh perspectives and activities to 4-H programs across the 12-state region, including Ohio.
“The Forum’s educational sessions provided many new ideas to improve our 4-H program,” Malone said. “It also allowed networking with others involved in 4-H from 11 other states.”