Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 08, 1998, Image 58

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Lancaster Farming Staff
LANCASTER (Lancaster Co.)
You’ve heard of disco dancing,
but did you ever hear of disco bugs
dancing beneath a disco ball?
The DJ (disc jockey) calling the
songs is a locust and a centipede is
break dancing.
Well, the bugs aren’t actually
dancing except in the imagination
of a group of 8- to 9-year-old boys,
who created the scene with their
bug collection.
Damon, Cornell, William, Ter
rance, Elibevei, and Miquel com-
Bug Brats Irritate cows In the meadow.
The Jungle Is crawling with snakes and bugs climbing on
bushes, trees, and floating In the swamp.
Summer 4-H assistant Paula Marshall admires the crea
tivity of the 4-H’ers.
Catch The Bug
bugs with nets.
pleted the project as part of a con- « It was f un< " said 8-year
test sponsored by Lancaster Coun- old Damon He and his friend Cor
ty 4-H Extension. nell want to be biologists. They
Paula Marshall, the 4-H urban borrow books from the library to
summer assistant and biology leam about bu gs.
major from Lebanon Valley Col- Eight-year-old Rosa said that
lege, organized the project named she bugs and put diem in
Catch the Bug. cans. she fed them and watched
She used a $3OO grant from how acte d. with her group.
United Way to organize a summer she caught a butterflies,
day camp and to buy nets and other and a king centipede,
supplies for about 150 inner city f ew 0 f die children were a bit
children. ...... wary of touching the bugs, but
The children were divided into found u exdting .
smaller groups. The first week they pa , who is 8 years o ld,
went to the county park and caught she caught a long
The children preserved the bugs
and stuck pins in them so that they
would dry out until the following
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On the designated day, each
group had to create a scene for their
bug collection.
It took some give and take
because each group member had a
different idea of what they could do
with the bugs. Some wanted to cre
ate a bug ranch, others a bug
heaven, some wanted to put cows
in the meadow with bugs. Pipe
cleaners, pompoms, wall paper,
string, and glitter were some of the
different items available to use.
The room hummed with chaos
as the children worked together on
their projects. When the hour was
up, amazingly each group had an
original entry that showed creativi
ty and talent.
Now it’s Paula’s job to judge the
entries. She said, “I’ll look at
everyone’s boxes, take notes and
decide which ones take a first or
second place. Next week each
child will receive either a blue or
red ribbon depending on the group
they were in.”
Paula wasn’t a 4-H member
when she was growing up. She
said “I wish I had known about
ADADC Scholarship Deadline Looms
$5OO scholarships are available
through the American Dairy
Association and Dairy Council,
Inc. (ADADC). College students
are pursuing degrees in the
dairy industry from ADADC’s
marketing area—including New
York, northeastern
Pennsylvania, and northern
New Jersey—are eligible. '
The Leo Briggs Memorial
Scholarship is available to any
collegiate individual who has
promoted the dairy industry by
exhibiting leadership in dairy
industry ' organizations
Founded in 1983, the scholar
ship was established as a tribute
to Leo Briggs for his superior
leadership within the dairy
industry for over 30 years.
A second $5OO scholarship,
the ADADC Memorial
Scholarship, is available to for
mer dairy princesses from
ADADC’s marketing area. The
applicant must have completed
one year as a dairy princess and
one year of college, and must be
pursuing a career in dairy prod
uct marketing, dairy manufac
turing, home economics, ag com-
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The Insectors used pipe cleaners and pompoms to show
f their bug collection.
Dlsco Bugs has a centipede break dancing beneath a dis
co ball. A locust stands In as the DJ.
4-H. It offers so many opportuni- Contact your county extension
ties. We need to publicize 4-H office if you would like to join a
more and this is one way kids learn Catch the Bug’ project or other
about 4-H.” 4 ’ H clubs.
munications, or journalism. The
scholarship is offered in memory
of several ADADC staff and
board members for their contri
butions to dairy promotion.
Both college scholarships are
based on grade-point-average,
extracurricular activities, future
plans, and a 400-word essay dis
cussing the applicant’s commit
ment to a career in the dairy
industry. Application deadline
for both scholarships is Friday,
November 6.
Scholarship applications are
available through agricultural
colleges in New York, New
Jersey, and Pennsylvania, or by
calling the ADADC office at
(315) 472-9143. Both scholar-
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ship will be presented at the
New York State Dairy Princess
Pageant held in Syracuse,
February 1999.
ADADC oversees the man
agement of the scholarship
accounts; however, neither
scholarship is funded by dairy
farmer check-off dollars. As a
result, outside donations are
critical to ensure the future
availability of these scholar
ships Any person or organiza
tion wishing to make a donation
to either scholarship may do so
by sending a check to; Joanne
Tills, 219 South West Street,
100, Syracuse, NY, 13202-1205,
payable to ADADC.