Junior Highliners get ready for fair time

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On June 9, 2019, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its meeting at Melvern Community Center. At 5:06 p.m., the meeting was called to order by President Tara Green. The club began the meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, led by Braelyn McNally.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club members enjoy a program on clothing buymanship by Bella Reeser at the club’s June meeting. Courtesy photo.

Secretary Allie Reeser called roll, members and parents were to answer with their favorite project they are taking to the fair. There were 15 members and five adults present. Allie read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read.

Treasurer Ellie Sowers read treasurer’s report; it was approved as read.

Reporter Bella Reeser stated she submitted two articles last month.

In leader’s report, Caleb McNally thanked members for all their hard work and participation in community service activities last month. He asked members to please keep selling tickets for the hog raffle and let him know if you need more.

Lisa Reeser announced that Eric Melton has volunteered to build the bench the club will donate to the Melvern City Park in honor of former MJH member Jill Casten-Downing.

Lisa also reminded members the Melvern Fair is quickly approaching; projects may be entered 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday evening or 8-9:30 a.m. Friday morning.

For Melvern Sunflower Days, the club will be participating in a walking float for the parade, holding an ice cream social Saturday night, and have a booth selling hog raffle tickets Friday and Saturday nights.

In old business, the club moved and seconded to create a cookie jar to exhibit for the Osage and Overbrook fairs; it will be created during a project meeting next month.

In program, Bella presented a project talk over her favorite project, clothing buymanship. In songs, the club sang, “Baby Shark”.

Before adjourning, Tara reminded members the next meeting will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Melvern Community Center, with a project meeting beginning at 4 p.m.

At 5:37 p.m., Braelyn moved to adjourn the meeting; it was seconded. Snacks and refreshments were served by the Reeser family.

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