4-H Club News

Free Spirits

The Free Spirits 4-H Club met March 4 at the Dairy Queen in Rayland with Kelly Valuska, adviser, presiding.

Enrollment forms were completed, and project books were ordered.

Members decorated Dairy Queen’s windows for 4-H Week to the theme “Inspiring Kids to Reach for the Stars. It’s an Out-of-This-World Experience.” Each member made an astronaut sporting his or her picture on the face shield. Each member also made a star and a planet. The star included a famous person who was in 4-H in his or her youth. The advisers’ names were put on the sun. Members were treated to ice cream after the meeting.

Members will start their demonstrations at the next meeting, which will be held April 14 at Mingo Sportsman’s Club, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Ordering new club shirts and having another dog trial fundraiser dinner at Mingo Sportsman’s Club are future plans.

Friends and Neighbors

Ethan Zifzal was in charge of a recent meeting of the Friends and Neighbors 4-H Club, which was held at the Ryan Center in Wintersville.

Discussed were plans for Iron Chef, window decorating and whether a fundraiser is necessary.

Melissa Zifzal and Sabrina Yeske are advisers.

Officers were elected with Ethan Zifal named president. Other officers are Caleb Zifzal, vice president; Lindsay Zifzal, secretary; Emma Morrison, treasurer and health officer; Elizabeth Hope, news reporter; Cole Saiter, recreation leader; Matthew Hope, historian; Kaity Morrison, safety officer; and Drew Saiter, environment officer.

Future plans include choosing community service projects.

Golden Horseshoes

The Golden Horseshoes 4-H Club held January and February meetings at Carolyn Piergallini’s barn office.

Abby Lish led the January meeting and Anna Cermak the February one.

The January meeting included the election of officers for 2019 with Alizabeth Lude selected as president. Other officers are: Vice president, Abby Lish; secretary, Megan Burrier; treasurer, Sam Ankrom; news reporter, Addy Lude; recreation, Danielle and David Kirk; and health/safety/litter officers, Kasey Kale, Kody Turner and Cameron Henry.

A goal was for all club members to be honor members.

The new club demonstrations format is for each member to complete a scrapbook page with information and pictures, including any 4-H experiences for the year. It will be due by the July meeting.

The club will put flags on veterans’ graves at Smithfield Cemetery and participate in the Smithfield Memorial Day parade.

Ideas for the window decorating were discussed.

Alizabeth Lude and Alexander Lude expressed interest in being camp counselors.