4-H Press Report – Manitou 4-H Club

Autumn Davy with mom Cori assisting to construct her tabletop catapult.

MANITOULIN—The Manitou 4-H club is going strong, and projects over the past year include the sewing club, cooking club, goat club and calf club.

During the sewing project, we sewed fleece pajama pants and other little goodies and emoji pillows.

Grace Pennie said, “It was hard to sew in a straight line,” and Rylan Pennie commented, “I found it very easy to sew.” A comment made by Brooke Gibeault was that “threading the sewing machine was hard.”

In the calf club and goat club we learned how to train, wash and show our animals. The culminating project was to show off our newly learned skills at the Manitowaning and Providence Bay fairs.

Currently we are starting two new projects, with one being small machines. In this we are making catapults and trebuchets. Coming up soon, there will possibly be a goat and farm safety project and small engine group.

Another one of 4-H’s activities is “Go For The Gold.” This is a trivia game that is played with teams. There are projects in binders to read and study with information about each topic. These cover all the topics that could be covered in a 4-H club, ranging from cooking, to animals to outdoors and farm safety. There will be a judge that asks questions on all of these topics and within a team of four, one hopes to answer before the other team beeps on the buzzer.

There is also in Massey 4-H Fun Day in June, which is a 4-H Hoedown Jamboree for ages 6-12.

A 4-H cloverbud group for ages 6 to 8 has started recently.

Thank you to all of those who have donated fabric, building materials and money for projects to the club. Very much appreciated! Every single one of the 4-H members appreciate it.

We are going to have a bottle drive to raise some funds for resources for our club, so if anyone has any bottles to donate, please see a 4-H member or contact Alice Pennie at 705-859-3670.