Outdoors or Inside: It’s Summertime Fun!
Leadville’s 4-H Summer Successes
The Leadville Broken Arrow 4-H students have had a busy summer, in the barns, in the kitchens, and even on the fashion runway! It’s time to check in with the educational program for the nation’s rural youth which marks it’s 115th year of getting kids outdoors, inside and just having an all-round good time teaching life skills that last well into adulthood.
Last month, on June 11 Leadville’s Brittany Romero competed in Creative Cooks Contest and won Grand Champion. Romero will be headed to the Pueblo State Fair in August. She made chile rellenos. For this 4-H contest, participants cook their own food, design their own table displays, and dress the part to compliment their culinary creation.
Romero also continues this summer with her talents for raising livestock. In fact, she received a $300 scholarship from the Lake County Conservation District to help cover expenses for raising their 4-H market animals.
This Thursday, July 20 is the Fashion Review in Salida. The Leadville Broken Arrow 4-H group will have two girls that will be walking the run-way. One will be modeling a feather dress and the other will be modeling a dress she made using a pattern.
The 4-H students learn how to create their own style in this clothing project. Readers may recall last year’s big fashion hit made from magazines! (story)
Next week marks the Chaffee County Fair & Rodeo on July 26 – 30. The Leadville 4-H team will contribute and display the following projects: Food Nutrition, Water Canning, Global Citizenship, Rocketry, Creative Sewing, Market Goats, Market Chickens, Market Rabbits, Market Turkeys and Fancy Chickens.
For those unfamiliar with Colorado 4-H, the program began 115 years ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. These experiences are based on the idea that young people should be regarded as resources to be developed. In 2010, the state’s marked its centennial of 4-H in Colorado and a renewed commitment to helping shape youth and communities. In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of “Making the Best Better.”