Feeding the needs of students

Local 4-H programs feed the needs of students to learn a skill, get in touch with this area’s agriculture heritage and to experience new things. And for the last 57 years, the annual 4-H Chuckwagon Breakfast has been feeding South Tulare County in order to fill local clubs with funds.

The 4-H Chuckwagon Breakfast will serve more than 3,200 people from 6-10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Porterville Fairgrounds, located at 2700 West Teapot Dome (Ave 128) in Porterville.

The breakfast is put on by 4-Hmembers from clubs in Porterville and the surrounding area. Among them is Prairie Center 4-H which provides great opportunities for students in Lindsay and Strathmore. Other clubs include Burton, Ducor, Pleasant View, Springville and Vandalia for a total of more than 400 students.

James Searcy, an organizer of the breakfast, said the 4-H clubs will use the money generated from the ticket sales towards numerous things such as youth leadership development, funding youth projects, provide hat pins and awards.

“Some clubs even take their members on trips to Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm,” Searcy said. “For some youth this will be their first experience to an amusement park. Their parents might not be able to afford a trip like that.”

The 4-H member that sells the most tickets will be awarded an iPod and the winner will be announced at the breakfast.

In Other News:

Prairie Center 4-H will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Sunnyside Elementary School in Strathmore. The club will be accepting enrollment until Nov. 6, 2012. The Prairie Center 4-H invites students and parents to come see what 4-H can do for you!

Prairie Center 4-Her’s had a great time at the 2012 California State Fair. Cody Shelton showed her Hog named Camb. Cody Placed 2nd in Market and 4th in Sr. Showmanship.

Willow Werlhof showed her Horse named Oscar. Willow Placed first in English Equitation and English Pleasure Classes and placed 1st in Western Equitation, 2nd Western Pleasure, 3rd Trail and 4th Horsemanship.

– Article Submitted By Club Reporter Willow Werlhof

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