Making the community proud
Western Kings 4-H Club report
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!
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.
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.