Germantown 4-H Tree Planting & Fishing Derby

The members of the Clovers & Cloverettes pose for a picture before the start of the fishing derby

The May meeting was busy for the Clovers and Cloverettes of Germantown. The club helped plant two white oak trees at the Lake Park in Germantown. Afterwards, they held their monthly meeting and went through the upcoming events for the club.

They also mentioned that all projects must be enrolled online for the 4-H shows before June 1, 2018 and a show clinic is open to any member showing animal projects is on Saturday, June 2. The 4-H county General show is on June 30, the county fair and animal shows run through July 15-21 and the club will participate in the county fair parade on Monday, July 16.

The Clovers and Cloverettes helped plant two trees
Winners of the fishing derby are Olivia Hass for the biggest fish, Marshall Timmermann for the most fish caught (Cloverbuds), Gage Sasse for biggest fish (Cloverbuds) and Ali Hemker for the most fish caught.
Members, Kayla Crouch, Ali Hemker and Josie Muskopf help plant the white oak tree.
Kaylee Deien poses with the bluegill she just caught.

When the meeting was finished, the fishing derby started! The members had an hour to see how many fish they could catch. Some of the winners for the fishing derby included Olivia Hass and Gage Sasse for the biggest fish caught and Ali Hemker and Marshall Timmermann for the most fish caught. Attendance prizes were also given out at the meeting.

Don Henrichs from Farm Credit also attended the meeting. Farm credit made a donation to help with planting trees, pollination flowers and mulch around the trees. The club received the grant and planted 8 new trees in the park.

The tree with group photo above was a white oak tree which came from a oak tree near Abraham Lincoln’s tomb in Springfield, IL.

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