Gracie McGarr, of the Sierra Valley 4-H club, reports that her club members had some “fun in the sun” to celebrate the end of their 4-H year.
On Aug. 13, they traveled to Reno to visit the waterpark at Wild Island Family Adventure Park and spent the day “riding the slides, playing in the wave pool, relaxing in the lazy river, and having fun with friends,” said McGarr.
The 4-H year was busy for this group: members held several petting zoos at events around the Sierra Valley, bringing their own animals and spending the day letting the community hang out and enjoy them, said McGarr. Several community service projects were completed: collecting warm clothes for the resource center, serving dinner at a cowboy poetry event, and making Valentine’s Day cards for the skilled nursing facility.
McGarr reported that Sierra Valley 4-H members represented their club well at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, showing chickens, rabbits, dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, and steers. The club won third place for its fair feature booth, and members had entries in cake decorating, art, eggs, posters, record books, and more. “4-H helps youth build positive relationships with their peers and it sure shows with this great group of kids,” said McGarr.
To learn more about local 4-H clubs, visit https://ucce-plumas-sierra.ucanr.edu/4-H/.
Information submitted by Sierra Valley 4-H