Last week, Sargent County 4-H held the Communication Arts Program competition in Forman. This year the Rutland Raiders had a strong representation at the event and everyone did beautifully. Three Cloverbuds – Tony B, Emily H, and Emma G – all presented readings and did well. Tyler B and Thomas M made their pitches in their individual commercials to sell their product. Jacob M gave a demonstration with his science fair project on melting ice. Two others County 4-H-ers – Marisa Smith and Justine Smith – participated in the event. All but the Cloverbuds will proceed to the regionals in Lisbon in June. Good Luck Sargent County 4H-ers.
County Fairs are a great opportunity for county residents to showcase their garden produce, craft, food or sewing item that was made by them. Tonight, for the first time, I went to enter some items into the Sargent County Fair. Being a “city girl” I never entered anything in Minnesota but now that I’m a “country girl” I finally got my act together! My boys – age 7 and 5 – also had some projects to enter. My 7-year-old did his project about a month ago – which meant he didn’t have many K’Nex pieces to work with for some time.
The kids look forward to returning on Saturday to find their projects and also participate in Fair events like the tractor pedal pull. Even if none of us get any other recognition, the sense of self achievement and pride is something they have discovered this year.
Don’t forget to come to the Fair and to stop by the Food Building (the white building). The Rutland Park Board is there again this year as another means to raise funds for our town. Stop in to say “Hi.” I’ll be in the kitchen Sunday so I’m hoping it won’t be too hot this weekend! See you there!!!