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Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club plans picnic table refurbishment project

By Club Reporter Bella Reeser

At 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2023, at the McNally House, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club met. Under the guidance of club leader Caleb McNally, together the members refurbished one of the picnic tables from the Melvern fairgrounds.  At 5:04 p.m., the club’s  meeting was called to order by President Gradey McNally. The club began the meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge led by Gradey.

Reporter Bella Reeser called the roll; members and parents were to answer with, “Would you rather jump in a pool of chocolate pudding or strawberry ice cream?” There were six members and six adults present. Bella read the minutes from the previous meeting; they were approved as read. There was no correspondence.

Treasurer Landon Roy read the treasurer’s  report; it was approved as read. Bella said she submitted three article to the newspaper. In historian’s report, Historian Levi Arb read the History of 4-H. In council report, council member Braelyn McNally reminded club members Blue & Gold orders will be delivered March 13; Regional Club Days will be March 25, at Gardner; Beef weigh in will be 4-6 p.m. March 29  at Overbrook fairgrounds; small animal weigh in will be4-6 p.m. May 2, at Osage City fairgrounds; drop or add deadline is May 1; Osage City fair will be July 7-9; Overbrook fair will be Aug. 2-5. There will be a fair grievance policy this year. In leader’s report, leaders Caleb McNally and Lisa Reeser reminded club members to enroll in the new 4-H year.

There was no old business. In new business, a motion was made and seconded to hold the Melvern Easter Egg Hunt again this year at 1 p.m. April 8, at Melvern City Park. It was discussed, then a motion was made and seconded for the club to refurbish the remaining two tables at the Melvern fairgrounds before the Melvern fair.

In program, Braelyn gave her speech on the beef industry, and Gradey gave his multimedia presentation on composting. In songs, song leader Gentry McNally led the group in singing “Red Kingdom”. At 5:27 p.m., it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

Melvern Jr. Highline’s next club meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Melvern Community Center. Members enjoyed snacks provided by the McNally Family. For recreation, members and parents enjoyed the playground equipment at the McNally house.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club members show their first refurbished Melvern Park picnic table, from left, Gradey McNally, Landon Roy, Bella Reeser, Gentry McNally, Braelyn McNally, and Levi Arb. Courtesy photo.

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