Butler County 4-H News

Summer Time


Wow! When Mother Nature decided it was time for some heat, she sure kicked up thermostat! I am very happy the heat and humidity arrived at the end of 4-H Camp and not the start! It was nice to wake up with cool fresh air each morning..especially when compared to the hot and humid mornings we are now experiencing!

It’s hard to believe that in just a couple of weeks July will be here and the Fair will have arrived! Before July gets here though, we have to get through the rest of June! June has been nothing short of relaxing!

May 27th – June 3rd found 8 Butler County 4-H’ers exploring classes and the campus of Kansas State University for the yearly 4-H event Discovery Days! I am grateful for Greenwood County Agent, Beth Ireland, who served as our chaperone so I could finish prepping for 4-H Camp! June 3rd I met with Discovery Days delegates who were also 4-H Camp Counselors, and other OzSome 4-H Camp group agents and headed to Rock Springs for OzSome 4-H Camp! On June 4th, our campers arrived and a good time was had by all.

While I am sad that we didn’t have enough campers to take all of the counselors that applied, Butler County was well represented by the 8 counselors who did get to go. I also want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to Carrie Claassen and Dennis Schmidt for being my 4-H Camp Adult Assistants. I am blessed to have such wonderful volunteers in our county to volunteer to go to 4-H events and help out.

Hot on the heels of those 2 events were the Spring Horse Show and Ambassador Day Camp. Make sure to look for the Spring Horse Show Results in this newsletter! The second record book training will be held this week and Saturday I will be at the El Dorado Lake for their community event and helping promote the Extension programming.

Now with Summer and Fair just around the corner, there will be a lot more fabulous volunteering and events taking place with 4-H’ers having a blast! If you haven’t started on our your projects that you can do ahead before fair, then I encourage you to get started today! The sooner you get done, the more time you willhave to relax and enjoy some summertime fun before Fair arrives! You will be well rested and ready for “4-H Awakens” at the 2016 Butler County Fair!


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