by Jack Pennie, Annie Balfe and Grace Pennie
MANITOULIN—Do you want to know what happens in 4-H when you finish for the year? On Saturday, November 10, the 4-H members had their awards night at the Providence Bay Curling Club. This is the first year the 4-H Cloverbud program was formed and they received their first-year awards.
Everybody met at the rink to learn to curl. First the Cloverbuds and younger siblings were instructed by parent Angela Johnston. They started by learning to use the hack and how to throw the stone. The rocks (stones) are 40 pounds, as heavy as most of the kids there. After the Cloverbuds had a chance to try curling, the older ones went on the ice. The older 4-Hers started by using the hacks and Angela set up bowling pins so stones could be thrown to try to hit the pins. Finally, they had a very short game with everyone participating.
Meanwhile, when the Cloverbuds were on the ice, the older 4-H members made trivets by using permanent markers to make cool designs on ceramic tiles. And then the groups switched. After the curling, pizza and dessert was served and then awards were handed out.
Special thanks to Angela Johnston for teaching the members the sport of curling and to the Providence Bay Curling Club for the use of their club.
Overall, it was an amazing evening.
Previous to this, on November 3, the Cloverbuds practiced their entertaining skills by serving a brunch to the Green Bay Hall committee for letting them use the hall for the summer to hold their meetings. Thank you to the Howland Seniors’ Hall for use of its space.