The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club enjoyed its swimming party Aug. 16. Courtesy photo

? The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H Club had its August meeting and swim party at the Marston house and swimming pool north of Canton Aug 16. The meeting was called to order by Presi?dent Lane Wiens. The flag salute and 4-H Pledge followed.

Roll call was: ?Name your favorite memory from the fairs.? Present were 12 members, three leaders and 11 guests. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read.

Communications were then read. Mrs. Ford of Galva thanked the club for helping at the Empire Days July 4. Also, the Kansas 4-H Foundation thanked the club for its donation.

Next was the officers reports. Reed Wiens read the treasurer?s report; Sage Toews moved to pay the bills, it was seconded and passed. Reporter Isom Marston did not report, but Lane McMan?nis noted the updated information on Facebook. A council member said 4-H Week is in October; members can exhibit their projects at the courthouse during the week.

In unfinished business, the educational tour was discussed with the possibility of visiting the Maxwell Game Preserve; possible dates will be sent out on Facebook.

New business: 4-H Family of the Year was discussed. Members were reminded that their record books are due at the end of September. Next month?s meeting will be Sept. 20 in Galva with officer elections.

The meeting was adjourned and the club repeated its motto: ?To Make the Best Better.?

Isom Marston, reporter

Lane McMannis, photo

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