4-H News (July 19, 2017)

n The Live Wires-Empire Best 4-H club met in the Galva Community Room on Sunday, June 25. The meeting was called to order by Reed Wiens, club president.

Following the flag salute and 4-H Pledge, roll call was answered by, “It’s National Safety Month, name one safety tip.” Present were 18 members, five leaders and 13 guests.

Club officers then reported: Sage Toews gave the treasurer’s report; Wiens discussed the council’s meeting last month; Bren Kruse, birthday chairman, announced the birthdays for June, which was followed by the song, “Happy Birthday,” led by song leader Katy Prieb.

All members then stood up and announced what they have done during the past month for 4-H.

Regarding unfinished business, the club decided it would take an educational trip to the Tallgrass Prairie Ranch House instead of the Salt Museum on Sept. 23.

During new business, silent auction items were discussed for the 4-H Fair; it was decided the Smith family would make a leather-bound notebook.

The Toews family is the committee leader for the McPherson County Fair concession stand, which is asking for volunteers to sign up and work the stand during the fair, one shift per 4-Her, to raise money for the club.

Hunter Koehn, joker leader, asked the group, “What do you call an American drawing?” The answer: “A Yankee Doodle.”

Prieb, song and recreation leader, led the club in a game of balloon volleyball.

The next meeting will be July 9 in Canton. Following announcements, the meeting was adjourned as the club repeated its motto, “To Make the Best Better.”

Isom Marston, reporter

Breck Smith, reporter

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