The Kimball Kruisers came home with lots of medals and plaques after the Meeker County 4-H Awards Banquet. All county fair Grand Champion winners were recognized. In addition, the Kruisers had some outstanding awards. Bailee Schiefelbein was awared the Chester and Muriel Larson Young Achiever Award. This award is for 4-H members who have not completed sixth grade yet.
“And the Award goes to…!” The annual Meeker County 4-H Awards Celebration was held Sunday, Oct. 13, at the First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The Awards Celebration began at 2 p.m. with Federation Officers and Council Members honoring Meeker County 4-H’ers for their accomplishments during the past year. During awards, we installed our new Federation Officers, recognized our volunteers, donors, champions, and other award winners. Prior to the program, Anne Gathje, Calvin Kipf, Elijah Michaletz, and Curt Wedin served ice cream floats. Thank you to all volunteers and 4-H’ers who came early to help set up and stayed afterwards to clean up. I was once again overwhelmed at your helpfulness! Also, thank you to all donors. Our program would not be as successful without you.
New Meeker County 2013-2014 4-H Federation Officers are, from left, Elijah Michaletz, Katie Peterson, Shelby Schiefelbein, Alison Radunz, and James Gathje.
Four Meeker County 4-H’ers competed at the 2013 Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show. The 2013 State 4-H Dog Show was held Sept. 21 and 22, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 4-H’ers who have completed fourth grade and receive blue ribbons at the county level are given the opportunity to compete at the state level with their dogs in agility, obedience, rally, and showmanship judging. Meeker County’s results include:
• Alayna Baggestoss – Rally, Novice, Grade 9, Blue; Showmaship Open Grade 9, Blue
• Shelbie Behnke – Agility, Beginner (16 in.) Grade 9-13, Blue; Agility, Beginner (4, 8, 12 in.) Grade 9-13, Blue; Agility, Jumpers 1 (16, 20 in.) Grade 9-10, Reserve Champion; Agility, Jumpers 1
(4, 8 in.) Grade 9-13, Blue
Meeker County 4-H’ers competed at the 2013 Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show. The 2013 State 4-H Horse Show was held on September 13th – 16th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 4-H’ers who have complete 6th grade and won a trip at the County 4-H Qualifying Horse Show in either Pleasure or Games classes are given the opportunity to compete at the state level with their horses.
The following were the placings from the 2013 State 4-H Horse Show (4-H’er name followed by placing and class):
The 2013 Meeker County 4-H Awards Celebration will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The 2013-2014 Meeker County 4-H Federation Officer Team will be installed at this time, along with awarding scholarships, volunteer awards, club officer awards, and many others. Ice cream floats will be served following the announcement of awards. If you have any questions, please call the Meeker County Extension Office at (320) 693-5275. We hope to see you there.