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Sierra Valley 4-H provides educational petting zoo

On Sept. 10, members of the Sierra Valley 4-H club participated in the annual Rotary Fly-In Breakfast at the Nervino Airport in Beckwourth. The 4-H members brought their animals for a petting zoo including sheep, goats, a pony, rabbits and chickens. “People of all ages were able to get comfortable around the animals and learn new facts about them,” reported member Triptyn Pierson.

Sierra Valley 4-H members present their petting zoo. Back, from left: Jolie Fisher, Rylie McGarr, Blake Preston, Triptyn Pierson, and Piper Guy. Front, from left: Gracie McGarr, Abbie McGarr, Keevan Pierson, Callie Steffanic, Josephine Cameron, Tayler Rose DeCoite, Izzabella Ceresola, and Hayden Fisher. Photo by Kristy Pierson 

Club members also got the opportunity to act as the color guard and present the Pledge of Allegiance. Piper Guy presented the California flag and Riley McGarr presented the American flag while Izzabella Ceresola said the Pledge of Allegiance. They were joined by fellow club members in the march and presentation. 

4-H members are honored to serve as the color guards at the Rotary Fly-In in Portola Sept. 10. Photo by Kristy Pierson

The Rotary Club of Portola hosts the annual Fly-In Breakfast every September and prepares a breakfast of eggs, pancakes and sausage. They also provide plane rides for Young Eagles aged 8 – 17. The event also includes classic cars, planes, emergency vehicles and a giveaway. Kids also received wooden toy planes.

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4-H members Ryle McGarr (left) and Triptyn Pierson get a ride in a plane at the Fly-In and love it. Photo by Triptyn Pierson

“The 4-H members of Sierra Valley would like to thank the Rotary Club and the Nervino Airport for putting on such a fun community event and inviting us to present our projects at this event,” said Pierson. “We would also like to thank them for the honor of choosing our club to present the color guard.”

Sierra Valley 4-H is currently accepting new members. Upcoming events include a 4-H petting zoo at the Sierra Valley Art and Ag Trail and National 4-H Week celebrations. Learn more about Plumas County 4-H clubs at

Information submitted by Sierra Valley 4-H

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