4-H Horse Club celebrates 20th anniversary
The Johnson County 4-H Horse Club celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct 10 with a dinner and barn dance on October 10, 2009. The celebration took place at the Johnson County Fair Grounds. Past and present members enjoyed sharing memories of 4-H events over the last two decades. The Johnson County 4-H Horse Club enjoys a rich tradition of passing down experience from older members to younger 4-Hers, rewarding young adults who mentor others and set a good example for younger members starting out in 4-H.
On Oct. 17, the club had its annual Fall Party at the Fangman residence in De Soto. Members enjoyed a wheel-barrow barrel race, a three-legged pole bending event, and a blindfolded keyhole race. A pumpkin carving contest was also part of the festivities with several prizes awarded for categories, including the most original pumpkin (a pumpkin with the flu) and the best carved jack-o-lantern, which was a carving of a witch. The 4-H members and their families enjoyed a potluck feast followed by a bonfire.
Natalie McCracken — Reporter, Johnson County 4-H Horse Club