The Chug Valley 4-H Club has had a busy summer! In June the club cleaned out flower beds at the park and planters around town as well as their bi-annual clean up of Buffalo Drive.
In July some club members met at Sagner's house for the Club 4-H tour. Nicole and Megan showed us their dogs, pigs and heifers and gave a presentation about vaccinations. Next we went to Katie Curriers. She showed us her rabbits, clothing and leathercraft projects and explained the tools she used for leathercraft. We went to see June Gentles bucket calf at her house next. We wrapped up the tour at the Van Why's. Allie and Ethan showed their pigs, lambs, and heifers along with their sewing projects. Ethan gave a demonstration of how to judge pigs and Allie gave a demonstration on how to candle and judge eggs. Jolie and Sami Strahan showed us their knitting projects and explained different techniques they were using. Kail and Rory Wilkerson reported on their lamb and steer projects.
July 8 the Chug Valley Club participated in their annual day camp. This years theme was based around the Amazing Race and focused on Chugwater History. The kids were on various teams throughout the day and visited the time capsule at the park, the Deadwood Stage monument, Chugwater School tennis court plaque, and the Chugwater Museum. Kids also had a chance to learn about archery and play a fun game of "Washers!"The day was capped off with a fun round of water games. Kids against the leaders!!! The club would like to thank the Chugwater Methodist Church for letting us use their basement and lawn for activities.
Platte County Fair is August 1-5. Please see the attached schedule and support the Chug Valley 4-H'ers!
Allie Van Why,
Chug Valley 4-H Reporter