The Meado-Larks 4-H Club is considered a “General” 4-H Club. The 4-Hers exhibit a variety of interests and therefore the leaders teach and guide in as many of those areas as they can. By using outside resources, county and state materials, as well as our leaders and junior leaders, we try to bring a variety of information. As our group has grown, our areas to cover have also expanded. We see this especially when it is time to take exhibits down to the State Fair. We often have exhibits for Foods and Nutrition, Photography, Arts and Crafts, Technology, and Pets to name a few- and there’s a call for Sewing and Wood Science as well.
The Meado-Larks 4-H Club currently has 16 members ranging from ages 8 to 18. Older Cloverbuds tend to mix in well with these ages especially since they acquire several older helpers. In recent years we have expanded our community service and have included alI ages. They work well together.
We feed the homeless at Andrew’s Place twice a year (a very popular event). Since we use the Skyline U.M. Church facilities, we have begun helping with fall clean-up and are planning to help in the spring. We also join in their mini-golf fund-raiser by planning and setting up 2 of the holes. Joining in Saturday’s round of mini-golf is just icing on the cake. This year they hope to help the blind play a round. Donating hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to the county Christmas tree for Adopt-a-Family is an easy, but very needed donation. As Ag Day approaches, the group plans a “Make and Take” for the public.
The Meado-Larks 4-H Club likes to encourage parents to be involved. Fall brings a family barbeque / dinner. Summer brings a family evening at Woodside Creamery. They are welcome at meetings to learn along with their 4-Hers.
For more info about the Meado-Larks 4-H Club, please contact Janice Melson.