There is a feverish hustle and bustle amongst 4-H and FFA members across Colorado, as they get there projects ready for judging and displays at County Fairs. Make plans to see what they learned this past year, by attending and participating in your local county fair.
What They Learned, by Carla Farrand
Suzi learned to sew this year and made the straightest stitch.
Brian built a rocket that flew without a hitch.
Frank made his mother a coffee table built of wood.
Sarah set out to climb a mountain and found out that she could.
Michael raised a bumper crop of vegetables: tomatoes, peas and beans.
Tracey made homemade ice cream from their dairy goat’s cream.
Taylor helped deliver a new heifer calf.
Tessie learned to be a clown, to make people laugh.
Members, parents and leaders came together for learning and personal growth.
Did they do it for the learning or the friendships? Actually, it was both.
Not a 4-H or FFA member; no problem, adults and youth alike are invited to enter their homegrown vegetables, homemade cookies, woodworking projects, etc. in most of Colorado’s County Fairs. Better yet, get involved as a volunteer to help support this time worn tradition of community involvement, entertainment and learning.