Buffalo Island 4-H is #1

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Buffalo Island 4-H members pictured are, from left: Micah Thompson, Julie Thompson, Cassidy Qualls, Rachel Goldammer, and Colby Qualls. Front - Makensie Walker, Cadyn Qualls and Maddigan Carroll. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)

Monette Buffalo Island 4-H Club won first place during the Northeast Arkansas District Fair, in Jonesboro, for their educational booth exhibit titled "Some things are worth passing along."

Club members held several workshops while working on the fair booth. The pass along theme was depicted with six different stations within the display. These included: Passing along seeds and plants; Passing along the art of needlework and quilting; Passing along shrubs, trees and roses (displaying a cutting from a 200 year old rose belonging to the Evelyn Lackey family); Passing along the love of the land and agriculture; Passing along food preservation and recipes/ and Passing along the family heritage in charts and keepsakes. A special brochure was provided for placement on the front entrance display board. The front display also included an invitation for people to help Arkansas 4-H celebrate their 100th birthday in 2008, and to keep passing along the merits of the organization.

This is the 30th fair booth that the club has presented during its 31-year history. They were awarded a check for $75 from the fair board for their blue ribbon winning booth.

The Monette 4-H group meets the second Friday of each month, with their next meeting being on Oct. 12, at the BIC West Elementary Library, from 3-4 p.m.

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