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Report on 4-H Day at the Capitol

By John Heetderks, Reporter, Monticello 4-H Club

The Monticello 4-H Club visited Richmond on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 as part of 4-H Day at the Capitol along with 4-Hers from across Virginia. We had to wait in a huge line of people to get inside the General Assembly Building. The line seemed about a mile long, and it took about 45 minutes to get into the building. We visited Senator Deeds, Delegate Toscano, and Delegate Bell. We talked about 4-H and asked them lots of questions about their jobs.  Anna Heetderks, a member of the Monticello 4-H Club, talked about what it’s like to be a page at the House of Delegates.  When we visited the delegates and senator, we got to walk up and down the eight stories’ worth of stairs.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Shutt

After our meetings some of us took a tour of the Supreme Court of Virginia, and other members took a tour of the Capitol. We had a great time!
The Monticello Club participated along with members from the Club Yancey, Hoof N Woof, and CALF Clubs. The Albemarle/Charlottesville delegation consisted of over 30 participants including parents and chaperones. More pictures are available on the Albemarle/Charlottesville 4-H and Monticello Club Facebook pages. 


From Bertha Durbin, Hoof N Woof Club Leader:

Congratulations to all who competed at Block & Bridle this weekend!

Our Junior Hippology team, Lainey Butler, Emily Sears, Julie Mallia and Pia Zuffoletti won Third Place Overall in a very competitive contest!  To top that every member of the team won an individual ribbon!  The Junior Horse Judging team placed Fourth Overall with all team members again earning an individual ribbon!  Particularly was their second place finish in the Reasons category!  How awesome is that!!!

The Seniors were just as impressive!  The Hippology team of Bailey Corley, Hannah Beaver, Brianne Lefanowicz and Lizzie Weschler placed 4th Overall! In their best category Stations and Judging they placed 2nd with Brianne leading the way with an 8th place individual finish!  In Judging, the three man team of Taryn Cowles, Hannah Beaver and Bailey Corley finished 3rd an amazing accomplishment as this was the first judging contest for Bailey and the first senior competition for Hannah.  Taryn was a star with a 2nd place finish in Halter, 5th in Performance and 5th overall!

Way to represent Albemarle/Charlottesville 4-H, Hoof N Woof Club!

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4-H Day at the Capitol

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