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Coos County 4-H held annual demonstration day Saturday

Photos by Debra Thornblad Oliva Halle of Shelburne, a member of the Colts & Fillies 4-H Club of Stark, explains how to worm a horse. (click for larger version)
April 09, 2014
BERLIN Coos County 4-H held its annual Demonstration Day Saturday, April 5, at White Mountain Community College.

Demonstration Day is one of the most important days on the 4-H calendar. This year 47 members from several clubs all over the county took part.

At Demonstration Day, these members get a chance to share their projects and what they've learned, as well as get experience in public speaking.

Another purpose of the day was to select those 4-Hers who will go on to represent Coos County at the State Activities Day on May 31 at UNH. At that competition some will be chosen to go on to the Eastern States Exposition in September.

Last Saturday, several exhibits were set up in the cafeteria, where 4-H members showed the public various skills, such as making crepes, crocheting, jewelry making and making s'more pops. In a couple of classrooms other 4-Hers were giving talks on several issues relating to horses, including worming and hoof care and how to use bits to communicate with your horse.

There was also a style show, a trebuchets (catapult) demonstration and one on fly-fishing.

Several members also submitted photos and posters for judging.

The Reporter was not able to get results as of press time.

Among the clubs participating were: Animals and Craft Adventures of Whitefield, Archies of Dalton, Colts & Fillies of Stark, Creative Kids of Milan, Early Risers of Colebrook, Lion Cubs of North Stratford, Pleasant Valley of Lancaster, Ranch Hands of Lancaster, and Silver Snaffles of Maidstone, Vt.

Martin Lord Osman
Salmon Press
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