The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Prairie View Healthcare Community in Woonsocket.  Prior to the meeting, 4-H members led activities with their elderly friends, including Bingo, rocket launcher, relay races and singing.

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Bailey Feistner. The Flag Pledge was led by Shiloh Senska, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Emily Ohlrogge. 

Roll call was led by Bailey with the topic, “Favorite Activity in the Snow” which was answered by 21 members.  

The secretary’s report was read by Acaiya Schultz and approved as presented.

The treasurer’s report was presented by Treasurer Evan Ohlrogge and approved as given.

Jalyn Grassel and Paige Anderson reported on buying socks to give to the nursing home residents.  Alex and Paige Anderson and Bailey shared about buying gifts for the Secret Santa for Seniors program. Avery Miller and Myles and Jason Larson told us about their favorite part of the club swimming party. 

For old business, the club was reminded that Shooting Sports starts on Jan. 6. They will be planning a sledding fun day at Wessington Springs. 

For new business, the club members were asked to come visit the nursing home in Wessington Springs. They talked about doing a line dancing activity there. Talks or demonstrations at the upcoming meetings need to be planned for. Discussion was held over some additional activities to practice for Horticulture and Consumer Decision Making judging.

The next meeting will be scheduled via e-mail and may be later in January.  

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids 4-H Club Blue Group celebrated Christmas with a Mystery Dinner at the Letcher Community Center on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. Approximately 80 members, parents, grandparents, and community members attended. The mystery dinner was served in four courses. All guests were given a menu to select four items for each course. Of course, the menu items were not easily recognizable so laughter was shared by all. Pictured in this week’s paper, the members engaged in a circle gift exchange and enjoyed goodies furnished by the members.

Sanborn County 4-H Youth attend Western Jr. 4-H Livestock Show

By Audra Scheel, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor

PICTURED, LEFT to right, are Tyson Eddy, Cannon Zoss and Delaney Zoss, who all participated in the 2018 Western Junior Livestock Show in Rapid City in October. All three earned purple ribbons in different categories.

This year marked the 81st Western Jr. Livestock Show, held Oct. 10-13, in Rapid City, at the Central States Fairgrounds. Youth from South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming competed in the four-day event in various livestock competitions and contests.

…Read details about the event in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.