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Coarsegold 4-H Report: Donation Of Jeanne Darnell Artwork

By Connor Lusk — 

The Coarsegold 4-H was recently given 32 cartoon paintings of barnyard characters from the Coarsegold Rodeo Association.

These were all hand painted by a very creative and talented lady named Jeanne Darnell, who has lived in Bass Lake for almost 50 years.

She was married to Don Darnell who used to be the Madera County Supervisor for District 5 many years ago.

Mrs. Darnell is 87-years-old and no longer can paint these great creations. For many years Sierra Tel in Oakhurst has been storing these cartoon cutouts but it was time to pass them on.

We would like to thank Laura Norman, Sierra Tel and the Coarsegold Rodeo Association for giving us these great barnyard critters. Coarsegold 4-H will use them at different events to decorate.

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. We have club meetings every 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Coarsegold Community Center.

Connor Lusk is the Coarsegold 4-H Club Reporter

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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.



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