Wow there were 40 Cloverbuds (grades K, 1, & 2) attend the first meeting for the Stew Stras Cloverbuds held on November 8, 2019. We called our first meeting of the year to order, said our pledges (the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge), and then did introductions. After that, we welcomed our special visitor, Mrs. Cinda Held. She spoke of the history of the poppy as a flower of remembrance and tied in a very special Veterans Day message.
We then listened to the book A Poppy is To Remember. Back at the tables, club leader Mrs. Richter demonstrated how to make a paper craft poppy. The kids then followed the steps to create their very own unique paper poppies.
We had a special awards ceremony to honor last year’s Cloverbuds with awards provided by Shelby County 4-H. After the awards ceremony, we all enjoyed juice boxes and cookies. A special thanks to Shelby County 4-H for providing the juice boxes and cookies for this meeting, along with the trophies and certificates.
Cloverbuds is an excellent introduction to 4-H and if you are interested in learning more about all the great things Shelby County 4-H members are up to, look for “Shelby County IL 4-H” on Facebook or call the Shelby County Extension Office at 217-774-9546.
A big thanks to our special guest visitor, Legion Auxiliary President, 4-H alumni, and retired teacher, Mrs. Cinda Held. Special thanks goes out to all our awesome parent volunteers / school employee Moms who stayed after to help with the meeting along with our Junior Leaders Grace Rincker and Maddie Rincker. We had all these smiling faces because of all our awesome volunteers. Putting our hands to larger service, that’s 4-H!
In addition, a HUGE THANK YOU to all those who sent in canned goods and non-perishable food items for the food pantry. What a great first service project of the year as well!