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4-H Share the Fun & Performing Arts Day

The 2012 Meeker County 4-H Share the Fun & Performing Arts Day was held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, in the Bernie Aaker Auditorium at the Family Services Center in Litchfield. There were five Share the Fun and 20 Performing Arts acts. Share The Fun is a time for kids to share fun skits with their peers and adults while performing for an audience. The purposes of Share The Fun include: building club rapport and unity, promoting 4-H, and providing recognition for the club. Many Meeker County 4-H'ers had a great opportunity to share their talents. Along with the 4-H Ambassadors, participants included members from the following clubs: Acton Buzzers, Danielson Hustlers, Dassel Lamplighters, Kimball Kruisers, Litchfield Satellites, and the Valley Victors.

Share the Fun Awards were as follows:

Most 4-H Spirit-Litchfield Satellites

Most Original-Danielson Hustlers

Third Place-Dassel Lamplighters

Second Place-Valley Victors

First Place-Kimball Kruisers

Share the Fun State Fair Line Up:

1. Kimball Kruisers

2. Valley Victors

3. Dassel Lamplighters

4. Litchfield Satellites

5. Danielson Hustlers

As the first-and second-place winners, the Kimball Kruisers and Valley Victors 4-H Clubs earned the opportunity to represent Meeker County 4-H at the 2012 Minnesota State Fair Share The Fun Showcase. Some of our top clubs will also perform their acts during the Share the Fun showcase at the Meeker County Fair.

Performing Arts allows youth the opportunity to showcase their talents, build self-confidence, and have fun! Members participating performed between Share the Fun acts. There were a wide variety of different performances.

Performing Arts Placings were:

Champion Grades 3-5: Cailyn Kuechle-Vocal-"Tell Me Why", Kimball Kruisers

Reserve Champion Grades 3-5: Ben Nelson-Piano-"Bullfrog Blues", Litchfield Satellites

Champion Grades 6-8: Emma Smith-Piano-"Romance", Litchfield Satellites

Reserve Champion Grades 6-8: Kari Schiefelbein-Speech-"Baseball Confusion", Kimball Kruisers

Champion Grades 9+: Miranda Michaletz-Saxophone-"Sonata No. 3", Litchfield Satellites

Reserve Champion Grades 9+: Jade Kutzke-Vocal-"Count on Me", Danielson Hustlers

Additional Performing Arts Participants Include:

Alayna Baggenstoss-Vocal-"Because of You", Acton Buzzers

Halyn Baggenstoss-Vocal-"Who Am I", Acton Buzzers

Taylor Baumann-Flute-"Menuet and Spirit Dance from Orpheus", Dassel Lamplighters

Trinity Erickson-Trumpet-"Medley-Yankee Doodle, You're a Grand Old Flag, and America, the Beautiful", Kimball Kruisers

Cali Ficker-Dance-"Party in the USA", Litchfield Satellites

Casey Gohmann-Piano-"Olympic Games", Kimball Kruisers

George Lemke-Piano-"Bridge to Forever", Valley Victors

Gretta Lemke-Piano-"Mr. Cat", Valley Victors

Katie Peterson-Saxophone-"Battle Hymn of the Republic", Danielson Hustlers

Abbey Schiefelbein-Vocal-"The Rose", Kimball Kruisers

Andi Schiefelbein-Clarinet-"Tattletale", Kimball Kruisers

Payton Schiefelbein-Poetry-"The Charge of the Light Brigade", Kimball Kruisers

Madilyn Truenow-Dance-"I Gotta Get Through This", Kimball Kruisers

Maicy Vossen-Dance-"Born This Way, Kimball Kruisers

Performing Arts State Fair Line Up:

1. Emma Smith

2. Miranda Michaletz

3. Kari Schiefelbein

4. Jade Kutzke

5. Halyn Baggestoss

6. Payton Schiefelbein

Congratulations to ALL participants!