Big on service

Walnut Valley 4-H Club continued to support the community with several service projects during the current 4-H year.

They started the year with a bang during 4-H week in October 2018. Members gathered Oct. 10 and donated toys and treats to the K-9 Troops, along with a letter expressing their thanks for the service dogs and their handlers.

Several club members shared their projects at local schools on Oct. 12. Not only did they share great projects, they shared the mission of how 4-H helps them to learn to serve others.

December was also a busy month for service. Several members participated Dec. 12 in the Wreaths Across America at the Winfield Veterans Cemetery, placing Christmas wreaths on all the graves. They rang bells Dec. 21 for the Salvation Army at both Walmart doors. They also sang Christmas carols to store patrons. Many members met Dec. 22 at the Kansas Veterans Home as they sang Christmas carols. Members shared refreshments and spent one on one time talking with the residents. Members returned May 24 to the Winfield Veterans Cemetery to place flags on the graves to honor service members on Memorial Day.

As the 4-H pledge states, “I pledge my hands to larger service …,” that is what we do as the Walnut Valley 4-H Club.


Walnut Valley 4-H teams up to cool down

Walnut Valley 4-H and Sunrise 4-H Clubs teamed up July 8 for their monthly meeting at the Oxford swimming pool.

The meeting was a big “splash,” as it drew quite a crowd from both clubs. It was not just a great time for swimming and friendship, but it let each club see the similarities and differences within their meetings and projects as they prepared for the county fair. After the meeting, everyone cooled down in the pool and were treated to cola and root beer floats.

The Walnut Valley members would like to thank those who attended from Sunrise.


Walnut Valley 4-H Club is feeling blue

Walnut Valley 4-H Club had nine entries in the 2019 4-H Day. The club was well-represented in multiple areas: Project Talks, Readings, Demonstrations, Media Presentation, Piano and Talent. Within the numerous entries, all participants received blue or top blue ribbons.

Project Talk participants were Lindy Donley, Intermediate Blue; Kylie Rankin, Intermediate Top Blue; and Corbin Gottlob, Junior Top Blue. Angel Voigtlander received Intermediate Blue for Readings.

In Demonstrations, Elisa Donley, Senior Blue; and Caydence Billiter, Intermediate Blue represented Walnut Valley.

Amelia Hogan took the Intermediate Top Blue ribbon in Media Presentations and received an Intermediate Blue in Piano. In Talent, Elisa and Lindy Donley, Eva Navrat, Amelia Hogan, Mary Tyler, Caydence Billiter, Pearson Rush, Kylie and Katie Rankin, and Angel Voigtlander received a Blue for their skit.

Congratulation to all who participated and represented Walnut Valley 4-H Club, and thank you to all the parents who support us.

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