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Honeysuckle Hills

The second 2014 Meeting of the Honeysuckle Hills 4-H Club by Brianna Ward

The Honeysuckle Hills 4-H Club met at its usual place, the Sinclair residence, for its second meeting in 2014 on March 9 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by the vice president, Terri Meade. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bailey Harlow and the 4-H pledge was led by Jacob Baumgard. The roll call was taken by the secretary, Sierra Sinclair and called by what each member’s favorite animal was. The treasurer’s report was read by Bailey Harlow and the secretary’s report was read by Sierra Sinclair.

The old business was the reports on all 4-H events attended in which Bailey Harlow and Sierra Sinclair reported on the pizza fundraiser. It was also announced that the club’s promotional display was located at the Vincent Post Office and that there will be a bowling family fun event at Emerson Lane on March 30 at 2 p.m. for the Honeysuckle Hills 4-H members.

The new business was the announcement 4-H officer and advisor training will be held on March 13 at 7 p.m. It was also announced that Camp Clean Up will be held on April 12 at 9 a.m. The meeting was adjourned by Terri Meade, the vice president.

After the meeting the new officers were elected for the year and recreation was led by Elizabeth Burdiss with a game called “Do you love your neighbor?”. Refreshments were supplied by the Boyer family.

S-L Homemakers & Lower Salem Boys

The Salem Liberty Homemakers and the Lower Salem Boys 4-H club recently held a meeting at the Lower Salem United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order by Abbey Tornes. Alax Paugh did the pledge of Allegiance. Megan Becker did the 4-H pledge. Demonstrations were done by Abbey Tornes,Ben Tornes, Megan Tornes and Megan Becker. The meeting was adjoured by Chesley Schott and seconded by Jessie White. The next meeting will be held March 25 at 7 p.m.

Churchtown Busy Bunch

Churchtown Busy Bunch 4-H Club met Feb. 16 at St. John School. The meeting was called to order by President Maddie Treadway with 12 members present.

Connor Tullius led the American pledge and Collin Bauerbach lead the 4-H pledge.

A safety report was given by Collin Bauerbach titled “Beating the Chill”; Connor Tullius presented a health report on “How Much Do You Know About Sugars?”

The 4-H Promotional Window Display committee presented their ideas for the window and club members worked on items for the display. The committee will finalize and decorate the window on March 2 at St. John Pre-School in Churchtown.

Under new business club members voted to make a donation to the Washington County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction. Christian Schwendeman made a motion to build a patio garden box and members would donate garden items to go with the box. Connor Tullius seconded the motion. The Endowment Dinner and Auction will be held March 22 at the Washington County Jr. Fair Building. The club By Laws were discussed. Christian Schwendeman made a motion to purchase 4-H Jr. Fair passes for all members for the Washington County Fair using funds from the club treasury. Collin Bauerbach seconded the motion. This was added to the club By Laws. Other minor adjustments were made and the By Laws were finalized.

Following the meeting, club members presented a mock Market Animal Showmanship demonstration. Collin Bauerbach demonstrated Dairy Cow Showmanship, Connor Tullius demonstrated Dairy Beef Feeder Showmanship, Christian Schwendeman demonstrated Lamb Showmanship and Maddie Treadway demonstrated Poultry Showmanship. Our judges for the day were, Isaiah Tullius, Collin Bauerbach, Michelle Schwendeman and Melinda Treadway. Other participants were, Brenner Schwendeman, Joyce Kronberg and Dalton Stanley.

Members enjoyed refreshments and played basketball for recreation.

The next meeting will be March 2 at the home of Alberta Wesel to work on the patio garden box.