County 4-H group conducts meetings


Tribune staff reports

Jackson County 4-H members recently met for three different events.

On June 23, five 4-H’ers visited the Freeman Army Airfield Museum for the fourth Bicentennial SPARK Club meeting. They received a tour of the museum and learned about the Jackson County flight training and aircraft evaluation that took place at this location in Seymour during World War II.

Attending were Denise Brock, Jada Miller, Taylor Easton, Peyton Brock and Luke Lanam.

This was the fourth of six meetings that members can attend at various locations around the county to learn about the county and state history. The fifth meeting was this past Thursday at the Medora Covered Bridge.

The last meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this coming Thursday at the Jackson County Courthouse in Brownstown. If you are interested in attending, contact Purdue Extension Jackson County at 812-358-6101.

Also on June 23, 4-H’ers Jaden Disque and Kirstie Rascoe met at the extension office for a poster workshop. Summer assistants taught the members and their parents valuable poster-making skills, which will be applicable to numerous projects this summer.

Members attending were given the opportunity to practice techniques commonly used to make a poster appealing, learn about requirements for individual 4-H projects and work on making creative and educational poster displays.

On June 21, three 4-H’ers and several parents met at the extension office for a memory book workshop. Amy Nierman taught 4-H members Kelsey Schneider, Macey Stuckwisch and Katie Deppen the basics of creating a memory book, which will be applicable for projects this summer.

Members attending were able to review important memory book preparation steps, learn about the requirements for the 4-H project and practice cover letters, résumés and skills descriptions.

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