Mak­ing the com­mu­nity proud

Western Kings 4-H Club re­port

Annapolis Valley Register - - NEWS - BY EMILEE HIRTLE Emilee Hirtle is the Western Kings 4-H Club re­porter.

Mem­bers of the Western Kings 4-H Club have been busy pre­par­ing speeches and demon­stra­tions for re­gional and pro­vin­cial level com­pe­ti­tions as well as prac­tic­ing for lo­cal woods­man ac­tiv­i­ties. This year we have two se­nior teams and one ju­nior team.

At a re­cent meet­ing Sophia Clarke shared a Ran­dom Act of Cak­e­ness that mem­bers of the foods project took part in. Ran­dom Acts of Cak­e­ness was cre­ated by cake dec­o­rat­ing leader So­phie Saulnier. She en­cour­ages her project mem­bers to pledge their hands to larger ser­vice by bak­ing and dec­o­rat­ing a cake to share with some­one in their fam­ily, com­mu­nity, or school to brighten their day.

So­phie also chal­lenged other club projects to come up with their own Ran­dom Acts of Cak­e­ness. As a re­sult mem­bers made sweet potato bis­cuits for dogs and then de­liv­ered them to the SPCA. Great work!

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Syd­ney Milne spoke briefly about the ju­nior and se­nior Tours tak­ing place this summer. The ju­nior tour will go to the Shube­nacadie Animal Re­serve and the se­nior tour will be camp­ing overnight at Blo­mi­don Pro­vin­cial Park. More in­for­ma­tion and dates will be pro­vided at a later date.

Milne also, on be­half of the light horse project, in­vited the club to join them for an evening of line danc­ing at the North Al­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Mem­bers will learn two line dances with well-known line dancer and chore­og­ra­pher Char­lie Milne.

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Get your cal­en­dars ready! There are many im­por­tant up­com­ing event dates and dead­lines.

May 5 and 6 was 4-H Week­end at the Dal­housie Agri­cul­ture Cam­pus in Bi­ble Hill. Re­gional rally win­ners pre­sented their speeches and demon­stra­tions, host and host­ess com­pe­ti­tions were held, as was the woods­man com­pe­ti­tion.

On May 12, club mem­bers will be rak­ing leaves and clean­ing the Water­ville United Church Ceme­tery be­gin­ning at 5:30 p.m. Please re­mem­ber to bring your own rakes and gloves.

May 14 is the dead­line to get live­stock reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion to Mary. She will sub­mit the in­for­ma­tion to the 4-H of­fice.

May 15 is the dead­line to ap­ply for the Lead­er­ship De­vel­op­ment Con­fer­ence to be held at St. FX on June 27 and 28. This con­fer­ence is for mem­bers ages 14 to 18. It is also the dead­line for those mem­bers want­ing to ap­ply for the Royal Dairy Clas­sic.

Judg­ing Day will be held May 30 at the Ap­ple Dome in Ber­wick.

The next meet­ing of the Western Kings 4-H Club will be held May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Som­er­set and District Ele­men­tary School.

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