Calendar Spotlight: Oct. 1The Lake County Lakers 4-H Club will host an open house 3-5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Two Harbors Public Library. Members will provide information about 4-H for those in kindergarten to age 19.
Get involved with busy 4-H
The Lake County Lakers 4-H Club will host an open house 3-5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Two Harbors Public Library. Members will provide information about 4-H for those in kindergarten to age 19.
It was a busy summer for 4-H members from the area. Minnesota 4-H club members from 87 counties exhibited 3,246 projects judged in the 4-H Building at the Minnesota State Fair. The 4-Hers all placed high at their county fairs with their projects, thereby earning them the top honor of showing at the State Fair this year.
Lake County had 19 participants exhibiting, including: Anna Cashman, Sam Hull, Ben Hudson, Nicole Wiita, Adam Selhorst, Hannah Johnson, Mason Schraufnagel, Jessie Juenemann, Sara Schield, Savannah Juenemann, Jessica Anderson, Meghan Selhorst, Jakkie Ostman, Emily Riemer, Ashley Swensen, Lane Schraufnagel, Stevie Twining, and Hunter Truscott.
Four Lake County 4-Hers participated in Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Outloud! (YELLO!), an annual conference that brings together 450 members from across Minnesota to teach them leadership skills to take back to their counties and utilize throughout their lives. Both 4-H members and non-members are welcome. Danielle Miller, Mason Schraufnagel, Sam Hull, and Adam Selhorst took part.
Miller and 28 others have been selected as State 4-H Ambassadors for 2010-11. Elected by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of ambassadors will represent 4-H throughout Minnesota. It is the highest honor a 4-H member can receive.
Lake County also had five people in the State Horse Show earlier this month at the Minnesota State Fair grounds. They were Meghan Selhorst, Adam Selhorst, Ashley Swensen, Jakkie Ostman, and Danielle Miller.
Meghan Selhorst was recognized for her outstanding youth leadership in the 4-H horse program by being one of four selected statewide for a State Youth Leadership trip as part of the Dan Patch Award program. Recipients exhibit a strong commitment to “learning, leadership and service” throughout their 4-H career. Recipients demonstrate a broad base of experiences within the 4-H horse project, other 4-H project areas, and within the community. Meghan was publicly recognized for her accomplishment during the State Horse Show.
Minnesota 4-H is a youth development program available throughout Minnesota for youth from kindergarten to a year after high school. 4-H’s learn-by-doing model guides youth in designing and participating in programs and activities, which results in hands-on learning. The 4-H program is funded through a partnership of federal, state, county and private resources and is part of the University of Minnesota Extension.
More Minnesota State Fair results and photos can be found at www.4-h.umn. edu/fairresults.
Kids vote for vets
A Fabulous Friday activity through the Lake Superior School District will match students with area veterans for “Youth Vote in Honor of a Veteran,” a statewide program designed to connect lessons about American’s freedom to vote with the sacrifice of veterans.
Two open houses organized by middle school students will involve veterans and students this month. Silver Bay will host one from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Galley. In Two harbors, the groups will meet 1-5 p.m. at The Place. In Silver Bay, guest veterans will attend from the Veterans Home and planners are contacting the American Legion and National Guard for other links for students.
On Veterans Day, assemblies honoring our local veterans will take place at both schools.
The project will include buttons and information about honoring a veteran with a vote. Students will write the name of a veteran on their button and wear it during the election season.
Students will go online and write a tribute to the veteran they are honoring in a “Veteran Tribute Gallery.”
Students will then vote online at www.kidsvotingusa.org.
The goal is to encourage students and adults to become educated about candidates and honor veterans for their sacrifice and cement in the minds of young people the connection between the sacrifice of American military men and women and the freedom we have to vote.
It also promotes intergenerational discussion as students talk with parents and relatives about veterans in their lives
If you are a veteran or simply want to encourage youth to learn to vote, contact Amanda Jackson at 834-8201, ext. 8223.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and North Shore Horizons in Two Harbors is hosting a viewing and discussion of the movie “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,“ beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at 127 Seventh Street. The movie is rated “R” and has some graphic material, so no one under age 17 will be allowed without a parent or guardian. The film and discussion is free and open to the public. Call 834-5924 with questions.
Children and adult listeners and readers are encouraged to attend a circle of poets and appreciators of poetry at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Two Harbors Public Library. Aspiring and accomplished poets are asked to select and share original work or favorite poems written by others. The September gathering brought out a dozen people to share and enjoy poetry.
This event is sponsored by the Two Harbors Poetry Event Planning Committee.
For more information contact Christine Madeline Holm (834-4640), Jillouise Ronstad Simonson (834-5739), Diane Dinndorf Friebe (834-4528), or the library at 834-3148.