This year has been a good year for the Burlington County 4-H Cloggers. Throughout this schoolyear we have been able to meet in person. We have a few new members and have learned new dances. We thank the Agricultural Center and the Rancocas Community Center for allowing us to use their grounds and building for practice.
This year, the Farm Fair returned as an event for our county. As we have in the past, our club participated in paint the barrels with many other groups of 4-H. Preparation of the barrels consists of three steps – cleaning the barrels, painting the barrels white, and painting each clubs own special scene. Each year the clubs have a special arts and crafts project promoted by 4-H Leaders Council. This year’s arts and crafts project was clay pots, there were, two different sizes –four inch pots and twelve inch pots. Members could decorate the smaller pots in any way they wished and submit them to be on display in the 4-H tent during the fair.
Once the tents were put up, the barrels painted, stands and rides set up, animals tended to, and items put on display, the Farm Fair starts. It used to be that on the first night of Farm Fair was the crowning of the new Farm Fair Queen, but now it is on the second night. This year, a member from the 4-H Cloggers, Emily R., was crowned as Farm Fair Queen. We are also proud to say we had another clogger participate in the queen contest, our current President, Bridget T.. Both Emily and Bridget did a wonderful job representing themselves and our club in this contest! On the third night, the clubs were given awards for various events they participated in. After the awards were given out, the 4-H Cloggers performed. At the beginning of the performance, the officers were introduced and they talked about the club and what the officers do.
At the end of this month one of our leaders, Kaci C., is going to be moving to Maryland. As she is loved by many of our members, she will be missed. We are preparing for even more members in the fall and will be very happy to welcome those who choose to join.
2022’s Burlington County 4-H Cloggers Recorder, Sydney H.