New 4-H year
Sept. 1 marks the beginning of the new 4-H Year! As we get ready for the New Year, invite a friend or two to your first club meeting and show them how much fun 4-H can be! Let's make 2019-2020 a great year for Saline County 4-H!
Current 4-H members are busy filling out records and county medal applications, which are due in the Extension office by today, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Also due on September 6 are the club secretary's book, the treasurer's book, the club scrapbook, and the club paperwork packets which were mailed to 4-H Club leaders.
Only members who turn in records are eligible to receive a plaque or trophy at Achievement Night.
If you would like information on how to become involved in Saline County 4-H, please call Nancy at the U of I Extension office in Saline County at (618) 252-8391. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
Galatia Mayoral Proclamation
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, all Galatia area 4-H members were invited to come to the Galatia Village Hall Board Room to have a picture made with Mayor David Harrawood as he signed a proclamation declaring Galatia's support of National 4-H Week.
4-H Horse & Pony Show results
The 2019 Saline County 4-H Horse and Pony Show held on Tuesday, July 23, at the fairgrounds arena.
Exhibitors compete in the categories of Showmanship and Horsemanship/Gaited Equitation to receive Champion and Reserve Champion Pony and Horseman. Champion Pony (all ages) went to Shelby Pribble and Reserve Champion Pony went to Hannah Wenzel. Champion Beginning Horseman (ages 8-10) was Adriana Vinyard.
Champion Intermediate Horseman (ages 11-13) went to Lena Stokich, with Tate Miller receiving a Reserve Champion ribbon in this category. Champion Advanced Horseman (ages 14-19) went to Sierra Wilson and Reserve Champion Advanced Horseman went to Mollie Peterson.
In the HI Point categories, the exhibitors competed for points in the gaming classes: Poles, Barrels, and Flag. HI Point Horse (ages 8-10) went to Braxton Davis and Reserve HI Point Horse (ages 8-10) went to Adriana Vinyard. HI Point Horse (ages 11-13) went to Peyton Folz and Reserve HI Point Horse (ages 11-13) went to Kailyn Williams. HI Point Horse (ages 14-19) went to Sierra Wilson and Reserve HI Point Horse (ages 14-19) went to Mollie Peterson. HI Point Pony (all ages) went to Hannah Wenzel, with Shelby Pribble receiving Reserve HI Point Pony.
During the Trail Class setup, 14 people, the young and the young-at-heart, competed in the first Stick Horse Rodeo. Thanks to Valerie Allen for creating the stick horses and organizing the rodeo.
Before the ribbons and awards were presented, it was announced the Tate Miller won the Sportsmanship Award for his excellent behavior, manners and attitude throughout the show. Congratulations, Tate! And thanks, once again, to Valerie and Larry Allen for sponsoring the award.
Thanks to announcer Jamie Scherrer and Judge Dennis Mason. Thanks also to Holly Stokich and the 4-H Horse & Pony Committee, Chris Evans and the Saline County Fair staff for working so hard on the arena after the rain, and all who helped to make this show possible. And, we greatly appreciate all who made donations for our participation gifts. Congratulations to all of our Horse & Pony exhibitors!