Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club has several events planned

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club held its annual public speaking competition on Feb. 3rd at Ridgewood Hall.

by Quentin Armitage and Wacey Townsend

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club held its annual public speaking competition on Feb. 3rd at Ridgewood Hall.

Congratulations to all the speakers on a fabulous job. Thank you to all the people who spent the day with us and judged our competition.

In the junior category, first place went to Paulina Wolswinkel, second to Davin Moore and third to Kolton Moore. In the intermediate category placing were first – Jenaya Moore, second – Wacey Townsend and third – Caitlyn Schwab. Senior category first place was Dakota Townsend, second was Shannon Bickley and third was Naomi Akkermans.

Congratulations to Dakota Townsend who went on to win zone public speaking, second place at district level and first place at the regional level in the senior category. Wacey Townsend also placed second at zones and first at districts. Jenaya Moore won first place at zones, and second place at districts in the Intermediate category. Great job 4-Hers.

The club held its presentations on Feb. 13. In the Intermediate division placements were as follows: Quentin Armitage and Reid Depalme first, Megan and Logan Cressey second and Makayla Lawson-Seelen and Breanna Burke third. Very interesting topics and all those 4-Hers participating did an excellent job. Quentin and Reid went on to place second at the district level. Well done!

We hosted our judging and mock show at Benalto Agri-plex on Apr. 26th and 27th. Mike Zamudio from San Simon, AZ attended to give a presentation to the 4-Hers over the weekend.

Red Deer West Beef Club has a few events planned for the near future. The annual provincial 4H highway clean-up is on Saturday (May 4th). We would ask that you pay close attention to all the 4-Hers out on the highways that day and drive safely.

Our club is also participating in a Red Deer County program to clean up county ditches for our 4-H volunteer requirement. We would all ask that you try to keep your garbage in your vehicles until you reach home. That would help us a whole lot.

We are participating in a food bank drive, with a goal for this 4-H year to collect 8,000 pounds of non-perishable food items by December.

We are planning to attend the farmers’ market in Red Deer on two separate occasions, May 18th and 25th. Come out and help us support the food bank.

I would like to invite everyone to our annual club show which will be held on June 2 and the district show and sale on June 3rd at the Westerner Exhibition Grounds. We look forward to your support.