4H club kicks off new season

Club motto is to learn by doing and being hands-on with all projects with animals and more.

  • Sep. 18, 2015 7:00 p.m.

The Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club kicked off the season at the Fort Steele Fall Fair, a huge thank you to Trudy Larson and the Fall Fair Committee for welcoming us back again this year. We brought animals to the fair for a petting zoo, had a lemonade stand and new this year was Chicken Poop Bingo.

We had some sheep and a heifer for people to see and touch, these are just a couple of the kinds of projects that our club offers.  People had a lot of questions about the animals and we were able to share about our project animals and some of what we have learned in 4H.  My sheep Tiny loved the attention too.

On display was our 2015/2016 small engine project as we have more projects to offer than just animals.  People had fun climbing on the tractor and having their picture taken.  The 4H club moto is ‘Learn to do by doing’ and being able to do things hands on is all a part of 4H.

To raise funds for our next club year we sold ice cold glasses of fresh squeezed lemonade.  Funds raised go towards purchasing project equipment, supplies and tools. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and supported our club.  Thanks also to Save On Foods for donating some lemons and Culligan Water for the use of a water pump.

Chicken Poop Bingo was a hit.  What is chicken poop bingo? People were able to purchase a number on our grid board.  Once all the tickets were sold, the chicken was released onto the board and people gathered to encourage the chicken to poop on their number.  Congratulations to our 50/50 Chicken Poop Bingo winners! A fun time was had by all!  Thank you so much to Fort Steele for allowing us to use some of their chickens.

Want to learn more about our 4-H club?  If you are 6 to 21 years old come to our first meeting held Friday, October 16, 6:30pm at the Cranbrook Alliance Church.  At this meeting project leaders will give more details about the project they will be leading this year.  Projects we currently offer are beef, sheep, swine, small engine, foods and Cloverbuds.  Throughout the year our club members will be involved in learning record keeping related to their project, public speaking, judging classes at Rally Day and more!