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News from the Clover Patch Kids 4-H Club of Cattaraugus County

SO HAPPY TOGETHER — The Cattaraugus County 4-H Club’s clover patch kids spend time as a group, completing projects like grapevine Christmas trees.
The Clover Patch Kids 4-H Club from Cattaraugus County is off to another great year of fun.

The last few months, we have made some cool projects and also did a community service project.

In December, we made grapevine Christmas trees. We wrapped tomato cages in lights, then grapevines and we added ribbon and ornaments.

For a community service project, we made ornaments for the West Valley Meals on Wheels.

We also had fun at our annual Christmas party. We make homemade gifts for each other. There were a lot of creative gifts and it is a lot of fun.

In January, we learned the whole process of canning applesauce. Becky Dudley from the Cattaraugus County Cornell Cooperative Extension taught us everything, from the proper cleaning of apples, cutting, cooking and, finally, canning it in the pressure canner. It was delicious!

In February, we made silk floral arrangements with Melanie Ploetz. She taught us how to make beautiful arrangements with silk flowers and greens. They turned out really nice.

All in all, everything we do in 4-H is a lot of fun. We learn new things and get to spend time with our friends.

Come see our projects at the Cattaraugus County Fair, this summer. If you are interested in 4-H, you can contact the 4-H office at 699-2377.

Lexi Blesy

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