Shelby County 4-H Fun, Food and Ugly Christmas Sweaters
By 4-H Club Reporter Camille Greer: At the monthly 4-H Club meeting in December, youth gathered together their ugly Christmas sweaters of homemade creations and funky store finds.
Three winners were crowned: Michelle Gomez won “Best Store Find”; Kassidy Scruggs won the “Most Creative” prize, and Kolton Scruggs took home the “Best Homemade Creation” and overall ugliest sweater.
After eating pizza and homemade desserts, the youth formed a big circle to take on the Saran Wrap challenge. Four large Saran Wrap balls were passed around the circle as the kids tried to unwrap them one-handed using a silicone oven mitt. Chaos followed with candy and prizes flying in all directions! Michelle Gomez, summarized the night’s activities with, “Tonight was really fun. I loved seeing how all the kids had fun working together to unwrap the prizes in the Saran Wrap.
The Shelby County 4-H Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Extension gym building at 266 Nacogdoches Street – Center.
Our 4-H program includes projects in food and nutrition, photography, robotics, textiles and sewing, livestock/showing, taxidermy, shooting sports, and horse. Youth in grades 3 through 12 are invited to come out to our next club meeting scheduled for Monday, January 7, as we learn about backyard birding and butterflies.
We will be making feeders to take home to attract beneficial wildlife and insects. If you have any questions regarding the 4-H program, feel free to contact county agents Jheri-Lynn McSwain or Lane Dunn at 936-598-7744.