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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 21, 2014

Franklin Cubs 4-H Club

Apr 25, 2014

The Franklin Cubs 4-H Club met on Jan. 12, Feb. 2, March 2, and April 6, 2014 at the Washington County Extension Office at 5:30 p.m. each time. The group has had many fun things happening to keep the 4-H'ers busy. There was a skating party on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Wellman Skating Rink. The annual 4-H Dodgeball Tournament was held on Sunday, March 9, at the Washington High School. The club decided to travel to the Wehr Honey Farm, which is owned by Ron and Carol Wehr, for a club field trip. It was decided to have the trip over spring break on Friday, April 18.

Members have weighed and verified weights of beef and swine projects. All members showing livestock at the Washington County Fair need to complete FSQA training prior to the fair.

There have been many workshops the last few months to help members with their projects. Some of these workshops include photography, bucket bottle, poultry, rabbits, sewing, and dog. These workshops are very valuable to 4-H members to help inform them about certain project areas.

The spring preview cattle show and pancake breakfast was held on Saturday, April 19. The Franklin Cubs signed up to help at the early shift at 6:30 a.m. The Franklin Cubs decided to donate money to the 4-H County Council pancake breakfast/spring preview cattle show.

The club has decided to make an information booth for the fair as its community service project for this year. The members will construct the building out of wood and it will be on a skid for easy movement. The group would like to have the building finished before the 175th celebration of Washington. The club would also like to have a float or participate in the 4-H float for the town’s celebration in June as well.

The sheep and goat weigh-in is set for Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. All livestock exhibitors must have all animals registered online by May 15, at midnight to be able to show at the fair. Please contact the Extension Office if you have any questions in this process.

Presentations were given by Collin Greiner on “How to make scotcharoos,” Cooper Reed on “Halo,” and Matt Moeller on “How to ear notch pigs and how to read them.”

The next meeting of the Franklin Cubs is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension Office.

 

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