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Goessel Goal Getters Goat Group (5G) members are inviting the public
to visit them and their animals at the Bethesda Farm Frolic, from noon
to 2 p.m., Friday, June 16.
The 5G 4-H members are celebrating National Dairy Goat Awareness Week
(June 10-17) by letting others have a ?hands-on? experience during a
supervised petting and feeding session at the south interior Bethesda
parking lot, Main Street, Goessel.
5G members Grady Stultz, Cameron Stultz, Emma Rath and Kris Rath
shared their 4-H goats and other animals at The Cedars Nursing Home in
McPherson, May 20, for their ?Down on the Farm? event.
?I really like sharing my animals because it makes people smile,? said
Cameron Stultz, 8. ?They (Cedar?s residents) probably never met such
friendly goats before.?
Goessel Goat Group members also participated in several dairy goat
shows in May and June 2000.
At the McPherson Mid-Kansas Caprine Classic, May 13, 5G members earned
several top honors.
In showmanship, Lucinda Goossen, 18, won first place in the senior
division with her goat, Fireball. Cameron Stultz, 8, and Mayflower
were first in the junior division and Grady Stultz, 10, and Koco Puff
were second. In PeeWee Showmanship Keenan Stultz, 3, was second with
A new class at the McPherson show this year was a fitting and showing
competition in which four team members work together to clean, clip
and show a previously unprepared goat.
Two teams from Goessel participated, winning second and third. A boys?
team of Alex Goossen, Grady Stultz, Daniel Huxman, and Cameron Stultz,
won second and the girls? team of Lucinda Goossen, Ashley Ensz,
Rebecca Huxman and Carmelita Goossen won third.
Top placings in other McPherson classes included: champion junior
Nubian kid, Timothy Huxman with Maisy; second place Alpine dam and
daughter, Alex Goossen with Vesta and Nebula; first place dry Alpine
yearling, Cameron Stultz with Mayflower; first place intermediate
Alpine kid, Grady Stultz and Marciella; first place recorded grade
yearling in milk, Cameron Stultz and Mud Blossom; second place
recorded grade yearling doe in milk, Ashley Ensz with Lace; second
place recorded grade 3-5-year-old in milk, Grady Stultz with Koco
Puff; fourth place Nubian kid, Carmelita Goossen with Lovely-Beau;
first place dry Nubian yearling, Lucinda Goossen with Shedaisy.
On Saturday, June 10, 5G members Ashley Ensz, Alex, Lucinda, and
Carmelita Goossen, traveled to Emporia for the Lyons County 4-H Dairy
Some of their best placings included: first place purple, Ashley Ensz
in Intermediate Showmanship with Lace; third and fourth blues in
Senior Showmanship, Alex and Lucinda Goossen, respectively, with
Nebula and Fireball; first place dam and daughter, Alex Goossen with
Vesta and Nebula; second place dam and daughter, Ashley Ensz with Lace
and Bows; third place dam and daughter, Lucinda Goossen with Fireball
and Shedaisy; first place Nubian dry yearling, Lucinda Goossen with
Shedaisy; and purple Nubian ki
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