Bluffton 4-H Club enjoying year

Our club has been doing many activities lately. Upcoming events included a ski trip March 4.

By Sylvia Trautman

On December 12 our club helped with the Santa’s workshop at the Co-op. I know the children really enjoyed the help. We have also helped with Liberty Face Painting. Lots of people attended and it was nice that no one cried while having their face painted this year. We also helped with The Home for Dinner program at the Ronald McDonald house. The families seemed to really enjoy the home cooked meal.

Our club has been doing many activities lately. On December 27 we had our toboggan party. We enjoyed going down the hill together. It was nice to have the skii dos pull us back up the hill! Luckily no one was hurt this year! We also enjoyed snacks around a fire. It was a great day, and all members who attended had lots of fun!

A few members attended Bull Congress on January 23. It was lots of fun to see old friends, and make new ones. The sessions were very helpful and members learned a lot. After judging, we all enjoyed pizza and ice cream. Then we ran around completing a scavenger hunt and talking to people at their booths.

Many members also enjoyed the Senior Members Conference during the last weekend of January. Members participated in many games and team building activities. The members who went really enjoyed the weekend and met lots of new friends.It was also great to see old friends.

On January 9 we had our Club Public Speaking at the Lavesta hall. The speeches were very informative and interesting.Everyone did a great job.

Placing were as follows; Juniors speeches; 1st Garren Skeels, 2nd Amy Vandenhoven, 3rd Ben Boyce, 4th Issac Stout.Intermediates speeches; 1st Tim Trenson, 2nd Lacey Burrage, 3rd Katie Hudson, 4th John Vandenhoven. Seniors speeches; 1st Sylvia Trautman, 2nd Ben Trenson, 3rd Mackenzie Skeels and 4th Leah Trenson. Intermediate presentations Annie Christiansen placed first. Senior presentations Kaiden Eadie placed 1st and Carter Eadie 2nd! Thanks to the parents we had a delicious lunch. Thank you to all the judges; Michelle VonGunten, Marj Strause, Allison Howdle, Morena Stamm, Friso Beeren, Shelly McFadden, Kevin Steeves, Ryan Howdle and Lysbeth Peter. We would like to thank the M.C Heidi Trenson. As Well, as the timer and teller Eric Vandenhoven and Marian Johnson. Thanks to the Stout family for the use of the hall.

On February 18 and 19, we had our First Aid course. Many members attended, both from the Rimbey multi club and our club. The first day was for re-certifying and both days were for the full course. It was very interesting and members learned a lot, especially the ones taking it for the first time. Members who took the re-certifying course really enjoyed the refresher.Thank you to the donations from Farm Credit Canada, the club funds and the Rimbey Rodeo Board.

Upcoming events included a ski trip March 4, District Public Speaking March 6, District Multi Species Judging March 13, farm tour March 20, mini show April 24, and highway clean up May 7. We are also excited about the upcoming multi club show and sale.