Great turnout for 4-H Rally Night

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(Posted Feb. 21, 2019)

By Dedra Cordle, Staff Writer

More than a hundred children and their families came out to the Della Selsor Building at the Madison County Fairgrounds Feb. 13 to learn more about 4-H programs and special interest activities. Dubbed “4-H Rally Night,” the event featured dozens of informational booths, live animal displays, and even bikes that make food. Here are a few scenes captured at the event.

Ivy Lewis, 8, churns ingredients to make a strawberry smoothie using the Blender Bike. The modified bicycle was on loan from the Clark County Extension program.
Matt Teders, Madison County’s game warden with the Ohio Division of Wildlife, helps McKenzie Stires, 11, shoot a bow and arrow. Stires is a member of the Mud Run Hustlers 4-H Club.
Jenny Sweet, a 4-H key leader for dog projects, oversees a meet-and-greet between her English setter, Journey, and possible future 4-H member, Lydia Bigham.
The rabbits and guinea pigs at the small animals booth were a big hit at Rally Night, so much so that Rylee Brock, 6, kept coming back to play with them all night.
Tonka, a 30-year-old miniature horse, proved to be a great recruiting tool. Siblings Ella and Chippy Ballah try to divert Tonka’s attention from the feed. It didn’t work.

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