Two Lily Lake 4-H members will be headed for the State Fair Horse Show

The regular monthly meeting of the Lily Lake 4-H Club met Monday, July 9, 2012, at Play Park in Augusta. This month's meeting was a short meeting with games being played by the kids, and refreshments of cold watermelon and cantaloupe provided by Tom Little.

The meeting was called to order by President Natalie Booth. Baylor Booth led the club in the Flag Salute and the 4-H pledge. Roll call was "Your Favorite Firework" and was answered by 15 members and 7 leaders.

Natalie told the club about a letter from Lindsey Friesen, Butler Co. Youth Extension Agent, informing the club of a donation from Butler Rural Electric. The check was enclosed, and the club voted to put the money towards the club's General Fund. A thank you card was sent around for all members to sign.

Community Leader Becky Rierson reported that the Lily Lake club members would serve desserts at the annual Butler Co. Fair Supporters' Picnic on Monday, July 16, 2012, at the 4-H building in El Dorado. All families were to bring a package of hamburger buns, two sides, and a dessert for the picnic.

Becky also talked about Lily Lake's commitments at the Fair; pies and hamburger meat being needed at the Clover Café, and the schedule for help from our club at the Café during the fair. The Butler Co. Fair is scheduled from July 28-Aug.1 with the 4-H Fashion Review being held July 14th and the Horse Show being held July 21, 2012. She also talked about the Barnyard Olympics at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.1, and encouraged all of the kids to participate. It was decided that the August meeting, normally held at noon during the fair, would be Monday, July 30, and Subway platters would be served.

Tom Little announced a rabbit project meeting would be held Thursday, July 12. Lisa Booth announced the banner committee was working on the banner to be ready in time for the fair.

Tom Calhoun announced the results of the 4-H District Horse Show held at Kingman on July 6, with both Lexi Luce and Logan Thompson qualifying for the state fair.

The meeting was adjourned, and the games and refreshments began!

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the 4-H club should contact Community Leaders Jennifer Johnson at 316-841-6600 or Becky Rierson at 316-285-8215.

4-H District Horse Show

The South Central Kansas 4-H District Horse Show was held at Kingman on July 6, 2012, with two Lily Lake Club members showing. There were a lot of kids there from various south central Kansas counties, and the classes were large.

Lexi Luce showed her great paint mare with the following results: Blue in Halter, Blue in Western Horsemanship, Red in Showmanship, and Red in Western Pleasure. Lexi shows in the Senior 14-18 division.

Logan Thompson showed his nice quarter horse gelding also in four classes with the following results: Red in Halter, Red in Showmanship, Red in Western Horsemanship, and Blue in Trail. Logan shows in the Intermediate 10-13 division.

Both of them qualified for the 4-H State Fair horse show in September, with Lexi showing her horse in Halter and 14-18 Western Horsemanship, and Logan will show his horse in 10-13 Intermediate Trail.

Congratulations to both of these kids and good luck at State.