4-H News


The Plymouth Shamrocks 4-H Club had a mini lock in on March 18.

The lock in was chaperoned by club members and their parents, several men from the American Legion, Linda and Duane Wieck from the Camo Quilt Project, Scott, Joel and Janice Curtiss (Women’s Club - Quilts of Valor), John and Pat, Jeff and Peggy, and Ashley Doebert.

The chaperones in the gym did some basketball skills like dribbling and passing/shooting skills with the kids in the gym.

Janice Curtiss and Carolyn Kastelic did a wonderful job with face painting.

The pool was supervised by parents and four lifeguards. Sargento Co. graciously donated cheese for the lock in as well.

Overall the lock in was well attended and those who attended had a great time.

Part of the money was donated to the Camo Quilt Project and Quilts of Valor for providing all the extra adult chaperones at the lock in.

Ben Levsen was selected to attend the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championship this year in Nebraska. Ben will be participating in archery at the championship.

The club is busy with community service.

Club members have helped at the Camo Quilt Project several times recently.

Members have also been writing letters to two veterans that have been adopted by the club. Both veterans live in Oshkosh.

The Plymouth Shamrocks are getting ready to work on the Dairy Promotion as well as coming up with ideas for the fair booth and the theme for the window display was discussed at the April 11 meeting. Members will sketch out some ideas for the next meeting in May.

Elwyn and Luke Levsen gave a speech on the history of rockets at the April meeting.

The first gunpowder-powered rockets were developed in Song, China, by the 13th century. The technology spread throughout the Old World in the wake of the Mongol invasions of the mid-13th century. Medieval and early modern rockets were used militarily as incendiary weapons in sieges.

Ben Levsen gave a brief history of agriculture in Wisconsin, stating that wheat was developed as the main focus of agriculture during the 1800s.

The land became less supportive of wheat and cows were introduced. Milk and cheese became primary agriculture products of Wisconsin.

Honey, cranberries and maple syrup continued to be agriculture products as well.

Rachel Wambold gave the club information about Milton Hershey who developed the Hershey candy bar and Hershey Kiss at his factory in Hershey, Pa.

The lock in on March 18 was discussed and members were grateful for the help from the men who volunteered to help from the American Legion and the volunteers from the Plymouth Women’s Club.

Members also voted to volunteer to help at the June Dairy Breakfast.

The May meeting was changed to May 16.

Respectfully submitted by K. Doebert

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