Busy start to the new year

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Reader's Cor­ner Emily Holling­shead Erin Slemko Club Reporter

The Hussar 4-H Club has had a cou­ple of busy months. We did a num­ber of var­i­ous Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties in De­cem­ber. On De­cem­ber 14, club mem­bers met at the camp­ground to

You’ve seen the posters around, and maybe the ads in the Ac­tiv­ity Guide: Be a Foster or Adop­tive Par­ent! Maybe you’ve con­sid­ered it. But with all sorts of sto­ries out there, and not a lot of re­li­able, up-to-date in­for­ma­tion eas­ily avail­able, it’s hard to know what you’d be get­ting into.

If you’ve thought about be­com­ing a foster par­ent in Al­berta, or know some­one who does, or wants to foster chil­dren, and would like to know more, there’s a great op­por­tu­nity com­ing up at the li­brary. At 6:30 pm on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 16, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Al­berta Child and Fam­ily Ser­vices will be at the li­brary to talk about what foster care looks like here and now, and an­swer any ques­tions you might have.

In­vite a friend to join you, and call the li­brary at the num­ber below to let us know you’re com­ing. We’re look­ing for­ward to an in­for­ma­tive evening, and some good dis­cus­sion!

For more in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams, events and ser­vices at the li­brary, please feel free to visit our web­site at www.drumheller­li­brary. ca, or call us at 403-8231371. We’re also on Face­book, Twit­ter, and Pin­ter­est! dec­o­rate a tree for the event ‘Light up the Night for Our Passed Loved Ones’, and have a bon­fire. The orig­i­nal plan was to have a wiener roast at the grounds but it was too cold so we en­joyed a de­li­cious potluck sup­per at the Curl­ing Club in­stead. Then, at the De­cem­ber meet­ing, mem­bers brought do­na­tions of food or cash for the food bank. The club also once again adopted two fam­i­lies from the sur­round­ing area to help them have a more fes­tive Christ­mas. Fol­low­ing the meet­ing, there was a Chi­nese gift ex­change. The club split into Ju­nior, In­ter­me­di­ate and Se­nior age groups and ex­changed some awe­some gifts.

Dur­ing our Jan­uary meet­ing, Reese Taubert gave a pre­sen­ta­tion on how to ac­cu­rately fill out Beef Record books. An­other of our se­nior mem­bers, Jour­dyn Sam­mons, gave a demon­stra­tion of how to pre­pare and de­liver a 4H speech. We also de­cided on the date for Pub­lic Speak­ing. Pub­lic Speak­ing will be held on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 24 start­ing at 4:30 at Hussar School. Speak­ers will be di­vided into two groups with a chili sup­per pro­vided in be­tween. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to join us and hear some great speeches.

On Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 20, District Coun­cil Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Jay­den Nail, Jour­dyn Sam­mons and Ja­son Slemko at­tended the district meet­ing in Strath­more. District Cur­ing will be held on Fe­bru­ary 18, lo­ca­tion to be de­ter­mined.

Here is an up­date from our Horse Club: Hi this is Cam­ryn McDougald re­port­ing from the Hussar 4-H horse club. We held a sleigh ride at our fam­ily farm in Ver­dant Val­ley on Sun­day, Jan­uary 24, 2016. We had very fresh snow, it was very sunny and warm. We had 6 mem­bers at­tend and 10 oth­ers come.

We met in the field at the sleighs and we rode out to our neigh­bors Ron and He­len Leon­hardt’s slough. We stopped and had a fire and a wiener roast, marsh­mal­lows and hot choco­late. On the way back to our house we got soaked be­cause we jumped of the sleighs into the fresh snow. It was so fun.

When we got back, we went to my Grandma and Grandpa McDougald’s place and went swim­ming. We were very tired by the end.

The next 4-H meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 8.

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