COARSEGOLD – Our 4-H year is almost done. The 4-H year runs from July until June every year. Does that mean we stop 4-H? No.
We operated through the year. We keep raising animals and community service and all the things that are 4-H.
The year ending means for us that we need to get our Record Books ready and turn our paperwork to show what we have been doing all year. It also means that we will be having our year end party and 4-H camp.
The last thing that we did was Chowchilla Fair in May. Before that, we were very busy with the Coarsegold Rodeo. The Coarsegold Rodeo Heritage Days was very busy this year and there were a lot of new things for the kids to do. 4-H also had an animal display which had sheep, a goat, chickens, and a pot-belly pig.
Our club hopes to continue this because there were a lot of kids who came to see us and it seemed very popular. Our sno cone booth was also busy because it was hot. Money raised from the sno cone booth goes back to our club to help members pay for camp, leadership camp, supplies, and more.
Chowchilla Fair was great this year. The weather was cool and our animals were happy. Our club had members who showed poultry, rabbits, sheep, goat, and arts and crafts.
4-H Camp is coming up and it will be at Huntington Lake this year. Camp has a lot of things to do. This year there will be arts and crafts, lake activities, “Recycled Regatta” which is boat making out of recycled things and boat races, science and rocketry, outdoor cooking, cake decorating, hiking and photography, and more.
We also had a club 4-H logo contest and Jenna Annis won with her design. We are planning on making T-shirts soon with her winning logo.
Our leader is Pat Strimling and if you would like to join our 4-H, you can call her at (559) 683-5149. Anyone can join! You don’t have to be a student at Coarsegold Elementary to be a member of Coarsegold 4-H, you can live anywhere in Madera County as long as you can come to our meetings. Our group meetings are at 7 p.m. every 2nd Thursday of the month at Coarsegold Community Center.
4-H Statement: Madera County 4-H Youth Program is a non-profit organization for youth who are 9 years old or who have completed the 3rd grade and up to age 19 years of age. All youth and adults in Madera County are invited to participate in the 4-H Program regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, mental or physical handicap.
Emma is the Coarsegold 4-H Club Reporter