For the second year in a row, the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center was the stage for the Kiwanis 4-H Presentation program held yearly by the Warren County 4-H program and the Kiwanis Club of Warren. On Saturday, March 5, 4-H members had one of their first opportunities of the year to give either a public speech, illustrated talk, or demonstration speech. The judges were Kiwanis Club members John Beard, John Dushaw, Bob Hanson and Al Webster. The program was coordinated by William Dyke.
Warren County 4-H members were broken into two divisions: junior (ages 8-12) and senior (ages 13-18) and earned blue, red, or white rosette ribbons along with a monetary award provided by the Kiwanis Club of Warren. Topics for the speeches were selected by each 4-H member.
Illustrated talks were given by several junior division 4-H members. They included: "About Guinea Pigs" by Melissa Bennett of Youngsville-blue ribbon; "Horse Breeds" by Kyra Campbell of Spring Creek-blue ribbon; and "Types of Horse Shoes" by Audrey Ferrie of Warren-red ribbon.
Demonstrating how to show your rabbit, Sydni Miller and Princess earned a blue ribbon.
One junior division demonstration speech was provided by Sydni Miller of Russell. Sydni's speech, entitled, "My Bunny," earned her a blue ribbon.
One senior division public speech, "The Importance of Patience & Not Being Nervous Around Horses" by Tara Sleeman of Russell, earned a blue ribbon.
This program qualifies senior division blue ribbon 4-H members to participate in 4-H State Achievement Days at Penn State, July 26-28. Additional information on the state program can be acquired at pa4h.cas.psu.edu and click on activities.
The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18. For more information about the Warren County 4-H program, contact the Penn State Extension office in Youngsville at 563-9388.