Education & Agriculture

4HhalloweenNational 4-H Week baby Conrad Niemeyer and his family are pictured with members of the 4-H Clovers and Cloverettes; members also decorated pumpkins and dressed up for Halloween. (Anita Brandmeyer photos)    On Sunday, Oct. 13, the 4-H Clovers and Cloverettes held their annual fall party and their regular meeting. 
    Some upcoming reminders: on Monday, Nov. 11, they will hold their next club meeting, to be conducted on their float entered in the Clinton County Veterans Day parade that afternoon in Germantown. Parade time is 2:30 p.m. Parents will be needed to help build the float the morning before the parade, and help tear down the float afterward.
    To help set up the float, volunteers are asked to meet at the storage unit at 12:30 p.m. The float will then leave the storage unit at 1:45 p.m. for the parade start.
    Members are to wear 4-H shirts or red, white and blue clothing. 
    Dec. 8 is the date of the holiday party; families should bring covered dishes and a gift for their children.
    After Sunday’s meeting the club started their fall party. There was a costume contest to start things off and then a pumpkin decorating contest. After the judging the kids separated into small groups and played many games in the park.
    Among the games: a candy corn ring toss; catch the bats on your head; find the eyeball in the haystack; a scary tic-tac-toe game; skull ring toss; a guess-the-number-of-candy pumpkin game; and one where entrants tried to recover as many items from a cauldron as possible using mummy hands.
    The kids loved all of the games and also had a blast playing them. After everyone was done playing games, all went and had some chili, but not any kind of chili: each year the Clovers and Cloverettes bring chili and combine their dishes into one big pot — a chili dump — which is one of the many great things that members look forward to every year.
    4-H clubs throughout the country celebrated National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12, and Clinton County clubs were no exception. The Clovers and Cloverettes did many activities to celebrate as well.
    Club members honored the first baby born in Clinton County during 4-H Week with a 4-H quilt and other baby items. This year that baby was Conrad Niemeyer, the son of Jeff and Emily Niemeyer of Breese. Conrad was welcomed by his two brothers, Willem and Barron Niemeyer.
    Members and residents of Community Link at the Germantown community integrated living arrangement home enjoyed an evening of crafts, games and caramel apple snacks on Sunday, Oct. 6. 

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