Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 05, 1977, Image 36

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    —Lancaster Farming, Saturday, March 5, 1977
36
4-H
By JOANNE SPAHR
LEBANON, Pa.—The
brightly lit, towering
marquee at the entrance to
the shopping mall blurted
out, “4-H—lt ain’t all cows
and cooking,’’ to the passing
motorists at the Boscov’s
Mall in Lebanon this week.
Any curious motorist or
shopper who decided to take
the bait and see what it was
all about, would drive in,
make his way to the center
mall door, and cautiously
open it, only to find a
delightfully cute cartoon cow
and Pat Krall, Lebanon
County Extension 4-H agent,
positioned at the information
desk just waiting to greet
him. And, just two side
glances up both directions of
the mall would excite that
curious passerby as he saw
the wonderland of 4-H
displays which popped up
along the whole length of it.
There were 48 displays in all
to tickle shoppers’ fancies,
including live animals for all
non-farmers (and farmers,
as well) to enjoy.
4-H agent Pat Krall ex
plained that this was the first
year for Lebanon County to
try a 4-H mall promotion and
that it was done mainly as as
educational tool because
many of the leaders were
finding out that people still
think of the organization as
cooking and cows and only
for farm kids.
“We’re at the beginning of
another year of activities for
many clubs, and this is also a
good way to get some new
people,” she explained. Mrs.
Melvin Noll, Lebanon R 5,
This is just one of the displays that week for Lebanon County’s 4-H mall
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Somebody always has to get his nose in the act,
but this little fellow, Jonathan Hunsicker, of 744
Guilford St., Lebanon, who is three years old, got
his who face in the picture when looking at a calf
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who was helping Miss Krall encourage some people to
on Wednesday night, and become leaders.
who is a 4-H leader and “We always want to
mother of three 4-Ker’s recruit leaders,” she ex
herself, also explained that plained with a smile,
they were also hoping to So, they went all out.
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This marquee led
Forty-eight displays were
planned and erected, and
each night, except for
Tuesday, activities and
demonstrations were put on
for shoppers to enjoy. On
Wednesday evening, knife
care and stamp collecting
demonstrations were held,
and the evening’s en
tertainment was folk dan
cing; Thursday sported
animal demonstrations;
Friday featured small
engines and scherenschnitte
demonstrations and a
clothing project revue; and
Saturday promised a dog
obedience demonstration as
well as flower arranging and
geology shows.
And, of course, each night
featured the entertainment
of enjoying the displays—36
of which were created by 4-
Her’s themselves. Just a
sampling of some of the
topics covered were:
philately, rocks, electronics,
pet care, poultry, creating
with line and texture, plant
care, rocketry, forestry,
entomology, conservation,
woodworking, sewing
rabbits, and livestock.
Of course, as always, the
livestock displays were the
center of the most attention.
Said one shopper when she
caught her first glance at a
Light Brahma show bird,
“Bill, come look at this, this
chicken has shoes on.”
Another said of a small calf
which was on display, “Gee,
that’s cute—it almost looks
like a little deer, doesn’t it?”
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display, said that people had Blazers, who was scheduled
been stoppmg to pet them to give a horse demon
each night. stration and who wasn’t
There were also a few quite sure where she was
problems involved with the going to put her horse for the
mall promotion as well as whole thing,
fun. For instance, many of But, all in all, the 4-H’ers
the 4-Hers’ projects had to be agreed that they had fun,
dug up out of storage places and there was no doubt that
after they’d been put away they drew attention to
last year, and there were themselves, which is what
people like Megan Williams the promotion was all about.
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