The Chowchilla Fair was great. This year we had members who showed and sold poultry, rabbits, lambs, and goats in addition to arts and crafts and floriculture.
Tryston Lewis and Paige Cruz showed and sold their very first meat pen of chickens. I showed my chicken and went from poultry Intermediate to poultry Advanced showmanship and showed my lamb. Emma Hussey showed her chicken, goat, and lamb. The Taylor and Jessice did excellent in rabbit showmanship, as well as Jenna Annis and newcomer Dalton Smith. Larissa Garcia, Elyjah Hussey, and first time sheep shower Jenna Annis also did a great job.
Thank you to all the fair people, 4-H parents and volunteers, and generous sponsors who came to the fair, helped us to be the best we could be, and then supported our animal projects by buying our animals.
And now, it is another great 4-H year coming to an end. Our 4-H year starts in June and ends in July every year. We will be finishing up our record books, which track everything we have done throughout the year and then turning them in to our community club leader. We are getting ready for 4-H camp, which is June 17-22 this year at Camp Keola. Then we will have our last 4-H meeting which is a party mixed with club business. New officers for the coming year will make speeches to run for office and be elected at this party. Then, we will get ready for Madera Fair in September and start all over again.
I look forward to another great year and I hope that you will join 4-H by becoming a member or by visiting us at Chowchilla or Madera Fair to see what we are doing. Thank you, Sierra Star, for publishing my articles this year and for all the people who read them. I had a lot of fun being the reporter and I hope that you will enjoy next year's new reporter stories. Have a great summer.
Our leader is Pat Strimling. If you would like to join our 4-H, call Strimling at (559) 683-5149. Anyone in Madera County can join as long as they come to meetings. Our group meetings are at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at Coarsegold Community Center.