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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Clandonald 4-H Multi Club Shines On Achievement Day

Members of the Clandonald 4-H Club. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Under odious smoky air conditions and warm weather, the Clandonald 4-H Multi Club gathered for their highly anticipated annual Achievement Day on May 20, which took place at the Clandonald Ag Grounds.

After months of unwavering dedication and hard work in preparing their project animals for display, the 4-H members proudly showcased their achievements. The 28 regular members, ranging in age from 9 to 18, paraded their well-rounded steers, heifers, and 2 to 3-year-old cow/calf pairs. The four cleavers ranging in ages 6-8 proudly presented their three baby calves, as well as an outdoor living project. One of the older regular members is 9 years old, and also presented an outdoor living project.

The show judge meticulously observed the impeccably groomed animals, a testament to the members’ expertise in halter breaking, grooming, and clipping techniques. Additionally, the conformation judge assessed the animals, evaluating the members’ decision-making skills in selecting the right animals and their aptitude in nurturing and feeding their project animals, resulting in well-defined specimens.

Heather Oddan, the general leader, expressed the members’ excitement, saying, “The 4-H members are thrilled to have the opportunity to exhibit the animals they have dedicated countless hours to over the past seven months.”

The show commenced at 1 p.m., but the members arrived early to pamper their project animals, ensuring they looked their absolute best. A well-deserved spa day was provided to each animal, adding an extra touch of splendor to their already impressive appearance.

The 4-H members were categorized into junior, intermediate, and senior classes, with the winners from each class advancing to the highly coveted overall champion title. Following the show, a beef on-a-bun supper was provided.

Looking ahead, mark your calendars for May 28, when the Vermilion/Clandonald 4-H Interclub will host their female and cleaver show at the Vermilion Fair Grounds at 5 p.m. Moreover, don’t miss the steer show on May 29 also at the Vermilion Fair Grounds, starting at 9 a.m., followed by the steer championship class at 2 p.m. with the sale at 2:30 p.m.

The Club will host an Appreciation Supper on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clandonald Hall, with all sponsors, buyers, and supporters invited to attend.

The Club would like to extend its deepest gratitude to its sponsors, families, and supporters, as their invaluable contributions and support are crucial in making these events possible.

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