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Fall 2017

                                    4H Year Wrap Up


                                                             Congratulations to the River John 4-H members
                                                           who competed at the Pictou North Colchester Exhi-
                                                           bition. It was a great day had by all. Below are the
                                                           members who will be moving onto the Provincial
                                                           Show in Lawrencetown from September 29-October
                                                           1. In order to move on, the members would have to
                                                           have the best projects in their category.

                                                             A huge congratulations to Morgyn Hynes on win-
                                                           ning Grand Champion Overall Showman!

                                                                                                                    Line Dancing

            The River John 4-H Club has had another busy
          and successful year! They have 21 members, 8
          leaders and 4 cloverbuds involved in 24 projects.                                                    Line Dancing began a new season Tuesday, Sep-
          Some of their fun club activities for the year include,                                            tember 19 at the River John Legion. This Improver/
          Halloween party, Christmas party and skating. They                                                 Intermediate class is suitable for those with a basic
          also have been actively involved in many county ac-                                                knowledge of line dance steps. Class runs from 10
          tivities. They put on several community service proj-                                              -11 a.m. and cost is $2.
          ects such as Family Fun Day on Canada Day, chili
          supper competition during winter carnival, highway                                                   A class will be held for absolute beginners, start-
          cleanup and participated in the Remembrance Day                                                    ing in October, if enough interest is shown. It will
          service. During River John Festival days they also                                                 probably run from 11-11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays,
          had a float in the parade, held a petting zoo, and   This is a huge honour as it tests the top members   following the intermediate class. Cost $2. It will be
          served a BBQ and a breakfast. They have donated   in each livestock project on their ability to show 10   an 8-week course, at the end of which the Begin-
          all of their money from their annual festival day   different animals.                             ner class will be integrated with the Intermediate
          breakfast towards the new 4-H Legacy barn located                                                  class. If you are interested in the Beginner class,
          at the Pictou & North Colchester Exhibition. They   •   Elizabeth Heighton- fisheries, beef & sheep  please call me at 351-3265 (leave a message if I’m
          also helped remove items from the former River   •   Madison Langille- cake decorating             not home) and I will add your name to the list. I will
          John School to be auctioned off as well as put many   •   Hunter Matheson- beef                    need at least 6 people for the beginner class to go.
          of the items to go use by being used in the new barn.   •   Jennie MacLean- poultry & rabbit         LINE DANCING - exercise for the body and the
          Sterling, Christine and Elizabeth Heighton have   •   Morgyn Hynes- goat                           brain!
          been instrumental in helping the barn to be built and   •   Kholey Bezanson- mini horse, rabbit
          we are grateful for their valuable time.         •   Ryan Beznason- first aid & market turkey

                                                                    Thank You !

                                                             We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to our
                                                            friends, family and the community of River John for
                                                            the overwhelming support we have received since
                                                            the birth of our son; Michael “MJ” Weatherby born
                                                            May 29th 2017, weighing 6 lbs 8 ounces.
                                                             Arriving a little early, he made his grand entrance
                                                            after we ended up in Halifax at the IWK. We are
                                                            blessed to be part of a community that is so generous
                                                            and welcoming.

            The club is very proud of all of the work that the   Once again, thank you to everyone who has helped
          members and leaders have put in this year. The club   make the transition to parenthood as smooth as pos-
          meets the first Monday of the month at St. George’s   sible! We are looking forward to raising MJ in such
          Church Hall and are led by Christine Heighton and   a wonderful community!
          Margaret Cripps. If you have any questions about
          joining in the upcoming year, please contact them.  Thank you.

                                                                                 --Mike & Santina Weatherby
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