Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 20 April 2010 18:45
• Junior president Karl Riffel called the meeting of the Tampa Triple Ts 4-H Club to order March 22 at the Senior Center. Roll call—“What do you get in trouble for?”—was answered by 35 members, 14 parents, six leaders and four guests.
Junior secretary Callie Riffel read the minutes and junior treasurer Lisa Geis gave the treasurer’s report.
Announcements given during the leader’s report included due dates for horse ID forms and PQA training. A photography workshop will be April 10 and the Spring Beef Show is April 17.
Cassidy Hill, junior vice president, introduced a full program of talks. Lauren Geis described a homemade method for pest control on large animals.
Makenzie Deines demonstrated pointe ballet. Reece Berens took us along on a backyard adventure. Dylan Deines taught us the steps for cleaning a gun.
Addie Berens invited us to “Circle Your Wagon” and enjoy a backyard party. Lisa Geis explained a “Hands High” method for measuring a horse. Last, but not least, Jensen Riffel explained how to pick a show pig by looking at their muscle, fat and structure.
“Happy Birthday” was sung for March birthdays and refreshments were enjoyed. The next meeting will be April 2 at the Tampa Senior Center.
—Kailyn Riffel, junior reporter