The Upper Tract Producer’s 4-H Club members have enjoyed many fun and educational activities.
Members used their hands for larger service with the completion of hand-tied blankets donated to “Project Linus” of the Eastern Panhandle. Older members shared visual presentations, such as rabbit care, woodworking, family genealogy, hiking essentials, and more.
Members also learned a lot from Kim Seymour and her Belgian sheepdog, Burr, who demonstrated his ability to detect scents hidden around the room.
Twenty-five club members attended county 4-H camp in June. Most recently, Addie Rexrode and Jameigh Miller made their first trip to state Alpha I 4-H camp at the historic Jackson’s Mill 4-H camp. County and state campers enjoyed making new memories and friends.
The poultry and horticulture judging teams were very successful in July. The Tri-County Fair and State Fair of West Virginia were busy with 4-H members showcasing various species, such as horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and rabbits. Showing and selling their livestock earned many members awards and prizes.
Lastly, the club completed a successful year’s end fundraiser to support upcoming events and activities by selling concessions at the 89th annual Alt/Kimble reunion.
The new 4-H year will begin in October. For more information on joining the Upper Tract Producers or any county club, contact Brooke Alt at the West Virginia Extension office.