The Lone Star 4-H Club met May 10 at Wakarusa Valley School. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite flower. Members from the Clinton Eagles 4-H Club were guests. The club received a thank you for its help during the Swap Meet fund-raiser. Douglas County Free Fair entries and livestock auction forms are due to the extension office by June 30. Fair books are available.
Members signed up to work a shift at the concession stand during the fair. The club voted to donate funds to the Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club in support of Relay for Life, a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. The Bromelsick Memorial will be today at Oak Hill Cemetery. Jordan Caffey and Christine Caffey will be the club's representatives. Michael Krumm defined a quorum for the club. Leslie Queen gave a presentation about a helmet fair for bicyclists. The next meeting will be June 14 at the Lone Star Church.
The Douglas County Spring Prospect Swine Show was April 8 in Lawrence. The show was split into a Douglas County Only Show and an Open Show.
In the Douglas County Only Show, Chris Berg, Lawrence had the champion Duroc while Jessica Hoehn, Baldwin, showed the reserve champion Duroc. In the Hampshire class, John Brown and Lex Jones, both of Baldwin, displayed the champion and reserve champion respectively. Sarah Whaley, Baldwin, showed the champion Yorkshire, and Grant Metsker, Lawrence, showed the reserve champion. The champion Crossbred was shown by John Brown, Baldwin, and Olivia Beins, Baldwin, showed the reserve champion. Brown's Crossbred was named the county champion and his Hampshire was named reserve champion.
In the Open Showmanship division, Clinton Kissinger, Tonganoxie, received reserve champion in the 10- to 13-year-old class. In the 7- to 8-year-old class, Katie Pattrick, Baldwin, was named champion, and Christopher Brown, Baldwin, was named reserve champion.
The Vinland Valley 4-H Club met May 3 at the Vinland Elementary School. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite color. Leah Hoelscher presented a program about the 4-H ambassador program.