Busy start to the new year
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.