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Zavalla 4-H News


by Justin Boulware

Zavalla 4-H Reporter

Zavalla 4-H ended the summer with several fun events.

The last week of July Zavalla 4-H members Holden Boulware, Valerie Runnels, and Mickayla Hatton attended the annual Angelina County 4-H Camp at Pine Springs Baptist Camp in Laneville, Texas. Some of the activities included dances each night, leadership skills seminars, swim time, mud tug of war, and a redneck slip and slide. Members also visited three historical museums while attending the camp. They visited the Depot Heritage Museum, New London Museum, and the Gaston Museum. In total, 39 Angelina County 4-H members attended the camp. We would like to thank the Angelina County Farm Bureau for making a generous $1,000 donation to the Angelina County 4-H Camp.

The Zavalla 4-H Horse Show Team, John Karson Flowers and Justin Boulware, finished their summer show season at the American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championship Show held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 1-3.

John Karson Flowers placed 7th in Level 3 and 5th in Level 2 with his yearling filly. He also placed 7th in Level 3 and was 3rd, winning a beautiful bronze trophy, in Level 2 with his 2 year old gelding.

Justin Boulware placed 8th in Level 3 and 3rd, winning a bronze trophy, in Level 2 with his yearling gelding. Justin’s Aged mare was 9th in Level 3 and 6th in Level 2. His 3 year old mare was a finalist in Level 3 and 9th in Level 2. The Zavalla 4-H Horse Show Team had an incredible season and brought home lots of “hardware” and fun memories.

The 2018/2019 4-H year kicks off on September 1, 2018. Zavalla 4-H’s first official meeting of the year will be Monday September 10, 2018 at 7pm in Mrs. Elizabeth Boulware’s room on the high school campus.

Our community service item this month is chapstick to be donated the the Huntington Healthcare Center.

The annual “Project Showcase” event is scheduled for the evening of September 18, 2018 at the County Extension Office. This event showcases most of the projects that kids can participate in. If you’re interested in 4-H but unsure of which project you’d like to participate in, we encourage you to attend!

4-H is way more than showing a pig at the county fair! 4-H is the biggest youth club in America promoting leadership skills, community service, responsibility and life skills through a variety of projects. Projects popular in Angelina County include food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, livestock projects, woodworking, archery, shooting sports, horses, public speaking, forestry, and judging contests. There is a project for everyone in 4-H! Some of our events held annually throughout the year are the Angelina County Fair, County Food Show, County Fashion Show, Food Challenge, Hay Judging Contest, and Project Night.

We would love to have you join our club!

Always remember the 4-H motto, TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER!

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