Members of the North Fork 4-H Club have been busy during the winter months.
Smokey the Bear made a special guest appearance during the November meeting and educated club members on how they can prevent forest fires.
In December, members rode on a float in the Christmas parade in Franklin where they had a blast throwing candy to on-lookers. They also went Christmas caroling in Circleville and donated Christmas gifts to two local children.
At the January meeting, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection provided members information about migratory birds in West Virginia.
The 4-H members enjoyed an evening of sledding at Black Water Falls State Park in February. They also volunteered to run the concession stand at North Fork Elementary School during the Pendleton County League basketball games.
During the month of March, the club sponsored a recycling day. The club hosted a winter agriculture meeting at the Clinton Hedrick Community Building in Riverton where a meal was prepared and served to 37 attendees who learned information about the West Virginia University soil lab and local Pendleton County farming statistics.
After such a busy winter, the North Fork 4-H’ers are eager for spring and can’t wait to see what comes next!
Submitted by Chloe Kisamore, reporter