West­ern Kings 4-H Club Re­port

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

Wel­come back to a new 4-H year!

The Kings County Mu­seum’s Canada 150 Chair made a spe­cial guest ap­pear­ance at the re­cent monthly meet­ing of the West­ern Kings 4-H Club to be pho­tographed with club mem­bers. The chair is thought to have been made lo­cally about the time of Con­fed­er­a­tion.

In 2016, it was res­cued from the spring cleanup and re­stored. Mu­seum cu­ra­tor Bria Stokes­bury asked lo­cal artist, Vic­to­ria Marston, to trans­form the chair to com­mem­o­rate Canada’s 150th birth­day. You can fol­low the chair¹s jour­ney around Nova Sco­tia at www.cana­da150chair.com.


Tyler Maceachern gave a re­port on the Al­berta ex­change trip. Kings County mem­bers vis­ited Al­berta in the sum­mer tak­ing in a gon­dola ride in Banff, the di­nosaurs in Drumheller and the Calgary Stam­pede. When the Al­berta mem­bers vis­ited this area, the group spent time vis­it­ing sights along the South Shore, An­napo­lis Royal, Hal­i­fax and here lo­cally in the Val­ley. It sounds like a won­der­ful trip was had by all and lots of new friend­ships were made.


Thank you to ev­ery­one who sup­ported the club’s ice cream booth at Kings County Joint Achieve­ment Days. It was a won­der­ful fundraiser for our club.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to the fol­low­ing club mem­bers who moved on from Kings County Joint Achieve­ment Days to rep­re­sent Kings County with their projects at the Nova Sco­tia Pro­vin­cial 4-H Show held in Lawrence­town Sept. 29 to Oct. 1: Lance Hiltz, Lo­gan Men­zies, Syd­ney Red­den, Syd­ney Milne, Bre­anna Tree, Sophia Clarke, Kathryn Spicer, Matthew Spicer, Ira Lee Free­man, Thomas Clarke, Evan Vanoost­rum, Al­li­son Shay, Han­nah Foss, Syd­nee Fraser, Olivia Hiltz, Nathaniel Stevens, Vic­to­ria Bry­don, Ni­cholas Clarke, Shan­non Fraser, Bri­anna Hamil­ton, Am­ber Dort, Ja­cob Hirtle, So­phie Bry­don, Alex Ma­clean, Jackie John­stone, Shelby John­stone, Macken­zie West, Ge­or­gia Moses, Sean Vanoost­rum, Re­becca Pi­card, Lon­don Moses, Cameron Shay, Mitchell Best, Emilee Hirtle, Tyler Maceachern, Allyson Gib­son, Anna Boudreau, Ella Bax­ter, Casilda Tobin and Thalia Tobin.


Emilee and Ja­cob Hirtle spoke about Ju­nior Tour. This year’s tour was a visit at Rain­bow Haven Beach for a quick swim and lunch fol­lowed by a tour of Hope for Wildlife where they got to see and touch a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent an­i­mals.

Ma­hala Bry­don told mem­bers about Se­nior Tour which was an overnight camp­ing trip at Blo­mi­don Pro­vin­cial Park.


Cake dec­o­rat­ing leader, So­phie Saulnier, shared her ex­pe­ri­ence at the 4-H Global Sum­mit held in Ottawa in July. There were 35 coun­tries rep­re­sented by 400 del­e­gates dur­ing the five days. So­phie was one of 20 mem­bers and lead­ers from Nova Sco­tia cho­sen to take part in the sum­mit. A cou­ple of high­lights from the trip in­cluded lis­ten­ing to the in­spi­ra­tional morn­ing speak­ers and build­ing an air pow­ered rocket that was then launched.


Con­grat­u­la­tions were ex­tended to Ma­son Free­man as one of the lucky ran­dom $25 win­ners from the choco­late bar cam­paign and to Tyler Maceachern who will be rep­re­sent­ing Kings County as an ob­server at 4-H Nova Sco­tia’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing this Novem­ber.

Reg­is­tra­tion forms were passed out and are to be re­turned to gen­eral leader, Mary Magee, by the Novem­ber meet­ing.


Stay tuned for my next re­port when I will pro­vide high­lights of the county Awards Night. Mean­while, en­joy the beau­ti­ful fall colours.

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