The Darby Creek Swine 4-H Club met for the second meeting of the 4-H season. While this meeting was supposed to be the Quality Assurance meeting, it was moved to the next meeting, because not enough people showed up to this meeting. We discussed old business, and the treasurer’s report stated that we had raised $335.52 for the club, $111.85 of which was raised from Button Days. Our advisors did a presentation on the selection of a market hog, what to look for, and appearance and behavior. We talked about the five basic nutrients for a pig, and what they do and their benefits for the pig. With that, we talked about care for the pen and the animal and went over our health and safety reports from those officers. To close the meeting off, we did activities related to the pig, which included ear notches, parts of the pig, bones of the pig, etc.
Club News Reporter
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On April 1, 11 For the Love of Everything 4-H Club members braved the cold weather and worked shifts at a club yard sale. The members were able to raise $140 toward the cost of club fees. Members who participated were: Carter Titus, Cooper Titus, Mason Williams, Josie Nunamaker, Joey Nunamaker, Jackson Nunamaker, Kaytlin Nunamaker, Toby Massie, Connor Massie, Harley Ferguson, and Jason Surmaceviz.
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On April 2, the For the Love of Everything Club held a busy meeting at Advisor Jill Titus’ home. The recreational activity was a wonderful Easter Egg hunt. Refreshments were provided by Maddie Wright. Pledges were led by Josie Nunamaker. All 18 club members were present. The treasurer reported that the club made $140 at the yard sale yesterday and there was also a $50 donation. Minutes were approved as read by the secretary. Regarding Old/New Business, the Community Service project work will start today. Members will make posters and gifts in appreciation for Champaign County Emergency Dispatchers. Advisor, Melissa, will arrange a time this weekend to deliver the posters and gifts. Advisor, Jill, handed all members Scentsy fund raising packets. Orders are due by next meeting on 4/23. Advisor, Melissa, asked the secretary to please make sure thank you cards are signed and sent to all those that help our club. All club members worked on posters and gifts for the remainder of the meeting.
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