Paintearth 4-H Mulit Club spring update

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASydney Dunkle, Club Reporter
The Paintearth 4-H Multi Club has been busy this winter and spring (what spring?) with meetings and many activities.  In January there was a regional fun day in Stettler that included swimming, Zumba and making duct tape wallets.  The district fun day was held in Consort and included bowling.
Many members from the club went to the 4-H Rebels nite in Red Deer on February 15.  It was an exciting game that went into overtime, with the Rebels defeating Victoria, 3 – 2.  There was a ski night at Alliance, also in February.
The small engine club went to tour the Finning plant in Red Deer.  They reassemble heavy oil equipment from the oil sands.  The photography club went to Calgary’s Glenbow museum to see a Fred Hertzog exhibit.  The horse club had a riding clinic with Dustin Grams in Killam.
The club held public speaking and presentations in February and all the members did really well.  Here are the results:
Club level public speaking
Intermediate: 1st – Carly Dunkle; 2nd – Mackenzie VanHienen; 3rd – Tayven Peach
Junior: 1st – Sydney Dunkle; 2nd – Kurt Heidecker; 3rd – Taytum Wahl
Semi-Districts: Juniors – 1st Sydney Dunkle
Districts: Juniors 1st – Sydney Dunkle
Regionals: Juniors 1st – Sydney Dunkle
Club level presentations
Intermediate: 1st – Tiara vanZandbergen; 2nd – Sarah Baker
Junior: 1st – Brianne Beverton and Lyn Peach; 2nd – Cade vanZandbergen
Semi-Districts: Intermediate 3rd – Tiara vanZandbergen
Two of the Japanese exchange students did a special presentation for the members.  Honoka Okada showed how to wear a yukata (kimono).  Kurumi Kobori demonstrated how to make an origami star. Both are 4-H members this year.
Wendy Dunkle was recently recognized for 15 years of service as a 4-H leader and Tarolyn Peach was recognized for five years of service.
If you have any tires you want picked up this spring for recycling please call Tara @(403)882-3097. The highway cleanup will be held on May 4.

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