Douglas County 4-Her Mark Flory was among 29 state project winners honored by Kansas 4-H at the Emerald Circle Scholarship and Awards Banquet May 31 in Manhattan.
As the state winner in the swine project, Flory earned an opportunity to attend National 4-H Congress Nov. 23-27 in Atlanta. State project winners received a $200 travel award from the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
Flory is a member of the Lone Star 4-H Club.
Annie Flory, junior president, called the June 11 meeting of the Lone Star 4-H club to order at Ron and Kathy Baker's farm.
Members answered roll call by naming their favorite type of cheese.
James Dilling, junior secretary, read the minutes of the May meeting. The treasurer's report was given by Libby Queen, junior treasurer.
Lori Queen, community leader, reported that Doug Berg has volunteered to be the club's shift manager for the concession stand during the Douglas County Free Fair. Diana Skinner will be the day manager.
Members were reminded that all projects must be pre-entered by June 30 for the fair. Members with market animals were reminded that they also must sign a drug withdrawal form along with their pre-entry forms.
Hallmark donated $200 for the Volunteer Support Program in the name of Angela Garzillos.
Mark Flory asked the club to donate money to help offset the cost of his trip to Atlanta to receive his award for the Kansas State Champion Swine record book. The club voted to donate $100 for his trip.
Project meetings were announced for arts and crafts, sheep, rocketry and foods and nutrition.
The Mini Fair Committee asked project leaders to think about ideas for the club's Mini Fair scheduled for 1 p.m. July 8 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Club Project Committee presented the club with its plans to make comfort kits for the Red Cross. It plans to make 50 kits at the August meeting.
Michael Penny was initiated into the club.
Olivia Dilling led the club in singing "You Are My Sunshine."
The dairy project members gave the club a quiz on the dairy industry. The horse project members gave a demonstration on western pleasure classes.
Members donated school supplies for the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp, a Douglas County social service agency.
The Scott Flory and Berg families served snacks.
Melissa Colgan, a Douglas County 4-Her, has been named a recipient of one of 58 state 4-H scholarships.
Colgan has been selected to receive an Orscheln Scholarship.
She is a 10-year member of the Clinton Eagles 4-H Club. She plans to use the scholarship to attend Kansas State University, where she will major in food science in the College of Agriculture.