4-H Clubs meet; Quilting workshop to be held

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By Roberta Hunt

Two 4-H Project Clubs have been busy recognizing their members for outstanding achievements for the 2008 project year.

Last week, the picture of the 4-H Sharpshooters ran in The Springfield Sun and this week, the 4-H Young Riders picture will be included.

It was an outstanding year for both clubs with members winning multiple awards on the local and state levels. Both clubs along with the Spurs and Furs and the new livestock club that selected their name last week, the Hooves and Horns, would like to invite new members to join during the month of November. All clubs are open to youth ages 9-18.

The 4-H Young Riders will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at the extension office. The speaker will be an equine veterinarian who will be able to answer questions for the members and parents. Parents are required to attend with their youth members.

The Spurs and Furs will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. The club is currently taking orders for Pampered Chef for their fund raiser and all orders will be due on the 18th.

The 4-H Sharpshooters will meet on Monday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. Youth have only through the month of December to join this active club.

The 4-H Hooves and Horns Club will have a special membership Mooo-vie Night on Friday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. Every family is asked to bring a snack to share plus a 2-liter drink. Popcorn will be a highlight along with a popular animal movie that will be shown. Any youth interested in livestock is invited to come and check out the fun.

For more information on project clubs, please contact the extension office at 336-7741.

On Dec. 1, there will be a 4-H Sewing project meeting to kick off the annual 4-H sewing program. All youth interested in sewing are invited to attend. There will be a special project that each youth attending will complete, so we are asking that anyone planning to attend to contact the extension office by Nov. 21.

A holiday 4-H Quilting Workshop will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the extension office. Participants will make a quilted stocking ornament. There is no charge, but registration is limited to the first 6 to register by the Dec. 1 deadline.

Contact the extension office at 336-7741 to register for both the sewing project and quilting workshop.

Next week, Nov. 20-23, four Washington County 4-H Teen Club members will be attending the State 4-H Issues Conference held at the Ky. Leadership Center in Jabez, Kentucky. Congratulations to Mary Kutter who has been serving this past year on the State Planning Committee for the conference. Other members attending will be Rose Clements, Charlotte Campbell and Mark Grider.