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The Jackson County 4-H Club was very busy over Christmas break.
We started out by having a Christmas quarterly meeting on Dec. 19.
The 4-H members got the chance to do canvas painting, make a reindeer snack that they enjoyed more than a reindeer would, do some line dancing and play board games with each other. This was a great time for 4-H members to get together and just enjoy each other.
On Dec. 28, the 4-Hers got the opportunity to brush up on their livestock skills. Aaron Henson, Tillman County agriculture and 4-H educator, came out and spent the morning with several members, teaching them about showing goats and sheep. They learned everything from daily care to hoof care to enhance their showing ring presence. Several children commented they learned so much from this workshop and were very glad they attended.
In the afternoon, Greg Hartmen, Beckham County agriculture and 4-H educator, discussed multiple topics with young swine exhibitors. He talked about selection, housing, daily care, veterinary care, show day prep, etc. This was a very informational afternoon. All the children in attendance asked many questions and soaked up every answer.
Dec. 29 was a very busy day at the Extension Office for us.
In the morning we had a robotics fun day. This event was led by Ethan and Erick Moreau. This was a chance for all 4-H Club members who were interested in robotics to come out and build and program robotic units.
In the afternoon, cloverbud-aged children came out and painted mason jars and filled them with hot cocoa mix. This event was led by Jackson County Ambassador Amanda Coffman. Cloverbuds then got the chance to learn the 4-H pledge.
All in attendance did a great job and had a lot of fun.