Western Kings 4-H Club Report
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.