4-H club makes pres­ence known

The Queens County Advance - - SPORTS - By Ha­ley Frail

The North Queens “4 Leaf Clover” 4-H Club made their pres­ence known at the re­cent Pro­vin­cial Show held in Bridgewater. Al­though the club is small, with only 23 mem­bers, we did very well in com­pe­ti­tion against all the other coun­ties in Nova Sco­tia, plac­ing in the top four in many cat­e­gories.

Dur­ing the week­end events we did very well in live­stock show­man­ship and com­pe­ti­tion, non-live­stock com­pe­ti­tions and judg­ing events, again plac­ing in the top four in many events as well as cap­tur­ing a few Grand Cham­pion and Re­serve Grand Cham­pion ti­tles. We made sure they knew we were there, but the best part was that we had fun, made new friends and had a chance to use the nu­mer­ous skills we had de­vel­oped and re­fined over this past year.

Now that our year has ended, we are ready and ea­ger to be­gin again and we would sure like to have more mem­bers join us. If you would like to take part in club and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties, sports and games, pic­nics and cam­pouts, par­ties, tours and ex­changes, learn the im­por­tance of giv­ing back to your com­mu­nity, make new friends, work on projects of things that in­ter­est you, try to do some­thing new, learn new skills or dis­cover your tal­ents, then you should come to the new mem­bers meet­ing on Novem­ber 6th at 6:30 at the North Queens Ru­ral High School.

Clover­buds may join at age seven and reg­u­lar mem­bers be­tween the ages of nine and 21. If your older than 21 and would still like to be in­volved, you can also join us by be­com­ing a vol­un­teer leader, we’re al­ways in need of those. As of now we have 15 dif­fer­ent projects on the go, both live­stock and non-live­stock, and would like to add a few more this year. What would you like to try? Come tell us and we’ll see if we can make it hap­pen.

4-H is not just a club, it’s a fam­ily. It’s where you can “Learn to do by do­ing”. Be­ing en­cour­aged to do your best, at what­ever you try, by the very peo­ple you are com­pet­ing against, not only de­vel­ops great self-es­teem, it also en­cour­ages good sports­man­ship and fair play.

The 4 Leaf Clovers and Clover­buds would like to thank all our spon­sors, vol­un­teers, project leaders, par­ents, and Queens 4-H Coun­cil. We would also like to say a spe­cial thanks to Karen McCarthy for be­ing our gen­eral club leader. Without the sup­port and ded­i­ca­tion of each and ev­ery one of you, we would not have a club.

If you have any ques­tions about join­ing the North Queens 4-H Move­ment please con­tact Karen McCarthy at 682-3223 or check out the pro­vin­cial 4-H web­site at http://www.gov.ns.ca/AGRI/4h/.

The 4-H club from Queens Co took part in Bridgewater Pro­vin­cial Show re­cently, and did very well in com­pe­ti­tion. Shown is mem­bers of the club dur­ing the win­ter at the Queens Co. fair ice rink.

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