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    816-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, February 26, 2000
Round Valley Riders
The Round Valley Riders 4-H
Horse Club has just had a very
busy month.
Every Wednesday members
have their study for the State
Horse Bowl Competition. They
sold refreshments at the 4-H
Holiday Workshop at the
Rutgers Extension Center and
the following day they had their
annual holiday party, where
they celebrated their achieve
ments for the year.
After the party, club members
rode in a horse-drawn wagon in
the Flemington Holiday Parade.
The wagon was provided by
Hunterdon Coach and Wagon.
Just before the parade the
club sold cookies and cider on
the steps of the Union Hotel to
fund raise for a trip to a dude
ranch we hope to take in the
Meetings are held the third
Tuesday of every month at the
extension center. The club is
open to boys and girls ages 9 to
19 who want to learn more about
Call (908) 788-1340 for more
4-H State Winners Invade
Atlanta Conference
Ten state winners represent
ed Delaware at the Annual
National 4-H Congress in
Atlanta, Ga.
According to Joy Sparks,
extension agent and 4-H coordi
nator at the University of
Delaware, the trip is awarded
each year to outstanding 4-H’ers
in recognition of their accom
plishments, leadership abilities,
and community service.
More than 1,300 14- to 19-
year-olds, representing 48
states, attended the 1999 confer
ence, which included education
al seminars, multicultural
events, and service projects. The
theme was “Make the
Difference ”
The Kent County 4-H state
winners were Meredith Brown
and Sherri Hobbs.
Brown, a 17-year-old member
of the Dover Clovers 4-H Club,
has been in 4-H for nine years
She completed projects in foods
and nutrition, health and safety,
rabbits and hand pets, and citi
zenship, earning ribbons at 4-H,
state and county fairs. The
youngest CPR instructor in
Delaware, Brown teaches an
average of six classes each year.
She has served as president and
treasurer of her local 4-H and
treasurer of the county Junior
Council, in addition to being a
camp counselor for the past six
years. A senior at Dover High
School, Brown is the daughter of
Richard and Mary Brown of
Dover She hopes to pursue a
career in psychology or sociology.
Sixteen-year-old Hobbs has
been a member of the Woodside
Emeralds 4-H Club for eight
years. Her projects have includ
ed sheep, performing arts, camp
counseling, leadership and com
munity service. She has partici
pated in state and county fairs
and in talent shows and parades
as a singer, dancer and member
of the color guard. Hobbs has
been a 4-H camp counselor since
1993 and has contributed many
hours of service to the communi
ty. Following graduation from
Caesar Rodney High School, she
would like to become a nurse
anesthetist. Her parents are
Tammy and Herbert Hobbs of
New Castle County winners
were twin brothers Jarrad Van
Stan and John Van Stan of
Newark, the sons of Toland and
Joyce Van Stan.
In eight years as a member of
the Fantastics 4-H Club, Jarrad
Van Stan completed projects in
photography, veterinary science,
woodworking, entomology, con
servation, rabbits, citizenship
and leadership. Van Stan’s pho
tography projects focused on
learning new techniques includ
ing various uses for filters. He
received various awards for his
projects at state and county lev
els and was recognized with the
President’s Youth Service Award
in 1993-1995. A 16-year-old
junior at St. Mark’s High School
in Wilmington, he volunteers his
time with senior citizens and
children and has held leadership
positions with 4-H and other
groups. He plans a career in
speech and music therapy or
speech pathology.
During eight years with the
Fantastics 4-H Club, John Van
Stan, 16, completed projects in
small animals, photography, vet
erinary science, entomology,
woodworking, conservation and
citizenship. He earned awards in
all project areas and received
the President’s Youth Service
Award for Community Service
from 1993-95. Van Stan, also a
junior at St. Mark’s High School
in Wilmington, participates in
many community activities in
addition to 4-H, including moni
toring the Rehoboth Bay, a wet
land and a stream. He would
like to pursue a career in biolo
gy, genetics, or conservation.
Representing Sussex County
at the conference were Garan
Callaway, Alex Hense, Jimmy
Hughes, Aaron Jackson, Jill
Jones, and Benjamin
A member of the Seaford
Blue Jays 4-H Club for seven
years, Callaway, 16, raised
Guiding Paw puppies and com
pleted projects in clothing and
textiles. She trained and cared
for six puppies, taking responsi
bility for their nutrition and
health care as well as learning
all aspects of guide dog training.
Her clothing projects were
exhibited at state and county
fairs in Delaware and New York.
She has served as president of
her 4-H Club and as a member
of 4-H Junior Council. A junior
at Seaford High School, she is
the daughter of Gary and Susan
Callaway of Seaford, and plans a
career as a veterinarian.
Hense, a member of
Hollymount 4-H Club, has com
pleted projects in swine, conser
vation, computers, leadership
and citizenship. A 15-year-old
junior at Cape Henlopen High
School, Hense has raised 13 pigs
and hogs, he showed the grand
champion hog at the Delaware
State Fair in 1998. His computer
skills include knowledge of scan
ners and digital cameras, and he
had the winning conservation
display at the State Fair, Farm
and Home Field Day, and the
conservation district’s banquet.
He is the son of Gilbert and
Roxane Hense of Lewes.
Hughes is an 18-year-old
freshman at Ferrum College in
Ferrum, Va. He has been a mem
ber of the Clover Knights 4-H
Club for eight years and com
pleted a variety of projects,
including gardening, camp coun
selor, and photography. He has
exhibited his vegetables and
photographs at the Delaware
State Fair for four years. The son
of Bill and Karen Hughes of
Georgetown, Hughes is majoring
in agriculture.
Jackson, an eight-year mem
ber of the Seaford Blue Jays 4-H
Club, has completed projects in
dairy goats, woodworking, and
horticulture. He used his wood
working skills in his dairy goat
project, constructing milk
stands, among other items, for
the goats. Jackson has received
several awards at state and
county fairs for various projects,
including champion and grand
champion goats, milk stands,
dried flowers and vegetables. A
17-year-old junior at Sussex
Tech High School in George
town, he plans a career in horti
culture and landscaping. He is
the son of Bonnie and Oliver
Kendall of Seaford.
Jones of Bridgeville is a nine
year veteran of the Greenwood
Hi-Flyers 4-H Club. She has
completed projects in computers,
photography, citizenship, child
care and leadership. Her pho
tographs have been exhibited at
4-H, state, and county fairs. She
has been a camp counselor and
served in a number of leadership
positions in 4-H and other orga
nizations. The 17-year-old senior
at Sussex Technical High School
plans a career as a speech ther
apist or elementary school
teacher. Jones is the daughter of
Jerry and Joanne Jones.
Sixteen-year-old Passwaters
of Bridgeville has completed
projects in sheep, veterinary sci
ence, horticulture, leadership,
and citizenship during his eight
years with the Dublin Hill 4-H
Club. His work in veterinary sci
ence complemented his work
with sheep. His horticulture pro
jects have included both vegeta
bles and ornamental plants. In
addition, Passwaters has partic
ipated in numerous activities
dedicated to leadership and citi
zenship as a 4-H camp coun
selor, and as a volunteer at local
nursing homes, his church, and
other community organizations.
A junior at Woodbridge High
School in Bridgeville, Pass
waters is considering a career as
a riverboat pilot or a sports com
mentator. He is the son of W.
Coulter and Charlotte Pass
Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club
Taking New Members
The Glenburn 4-H Sewing
Club is now taking registrations
for youth to sign up for 4-H tex
tile science projects. In 4-H,
memoers learn basic clothing
construction skills to complete a
garment of their choice, accord
ing to their experience and
interest. Leaders, Hilda Lewis
and Ann Northup of RR 4
Dalton, except all levels of expe
rience from beginners to
advanced including tailoring
and formalwear. Both boys and
girls ages 10-19 years are
encouraged to register by calling
the Penn State Cooperative Ex
tension office at 963-4761.
4-H is the youth educational
program of Penn State Univer
sity and Cooperative Extension.
It helps boys and girls ages 8-19
•acquire knowledge and life
•develop attitudes and abili
ties to cooperate with others
•learn to accept and carry
out responsibility
•develop self-confidence and
communication skills
•appreciate the value and
dignity of work.
Adult leaders share their
knowledge and skills with youth
in an informal setting. Members
enroll in 4-H projects such as
foods, animals, gardening, lead
ership, etc. Projects are a tool
used in teaching youth responsi
bility, initiative, decision-mak
ing and other life skills.
To find out more about 4-H,
call Penn State Cooperative
Extension of Lackawanna County
at 963-4761.
Penn State is committed to
affirmative action, equal oppor
tunity, and the diversity of its
rLnr-\° fSfaccediJ'
West Snyder FFA donations to the Ronald McDonald
House, from left, Snyder County Commissioners Rick L.
Bailey and Steven D. Bilger; FFA members Jennifer
McWilliams, Heather Hollenbach, and Melissa McWilli
ams; and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau coordinator The
resa L. McCool.
West Snyder FFA Aids Ronald
McDonald House
The West Snyder FFA Chap
ter collected more than 350
pounds of food and goods and
presented a check for $132 to the
Snyder County Farm Bureau,
which in turn made the dona
tion to the Ronald McDonald
House in Danville.
The project was conducted in
cooperation with the Snyder
County Farm Bureau and the
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Na
tional Food Checkout Day Pro
Feb. 9 served as National
Food Checkout Day. Food
Checkout Day was established
(Centre Co.) In a story in sec
tion B of the Feb. 19 issue of
Lancaster Farming, a story sup
plied by Penn State provided in
correct information.
In the story about root crops,
it was reported by Penn State
that beets require high levels of
boron. According to Pete Fer
retti of the horticulture depart
ment at Penn State, “gardeners
4-H Summer
Program Assistant
Attention all interested men
and women who have completed
at least one year of college and
who are interested in learning
more about Penn State Cooper
ative Extension and the 4-H
Youth Development Program.
Hands-on experience as a
member of the Chester County
4-H team, working with Penn
State Cooperative Extension, is
available this summer. Experi
ences will be provided in the 4-H
program, which includes family
living, dairy, livestock, camp,
and other Penn State programs.
Please send a letter of inquiry
with a current resume by March
17 to Laurie Szoke, Chester
County 4-H Coordinator, 601
Westtown Road, Suite 370, P.O.
Box 2747, West Chester, PA
to emphasize the affordability of
food in America.
Statistics show that between
Jan. 1-Feb. 9, the average
American family earns enough
money to feed their family for
the entire year.
The donation toward the
Ronald McDonald House was
selected by the Pennsylvania
Farm Bureau. The Ronald Mc-
Donald House was selected be
cause it serves as a “home away
from home” for families of chil
dren who are critically ill.
The members of the West
Snyder FFA Chapter hope the
families who stay at a Ronald
McDonald house are as comfort
able and well fed as possible.
should mix one-quarter (V 4) tea
spoon of laundry borax powder
into a gallon of water.”
He noted, with all micronu
trients, “apply exactly the
amounts recommended and no
more. If you only get a partial
response, repeat the exact same
amount after two weeks. If you
still don’t get enough response
to the micronutrient, retest or
seek professional advice before
taking any other action.”