Lydia Laws, Great Plains 4-H, practicing her cake decorating. Submitted photo

Leah Kwasiborski
Club reporter
All year long 4-H members keep busy by using their heads, hearts, hands, and health to learn and to serve. However, this month the Great Plains 4-H Club is busy getting ready for Johnson County Fair.
Many of the club members are trying to put the finishing touches on projects. Club member Noah Kwasiborski says, “Getting my project ready for fair helps me to slow down and do a really good job. It is good to work hard on something and take your time.”
Members of the Brethour family have a variety of interests. Ryan Brethour is busy collecting specimens as he prepares his entomology project. His sister Kayley Brethour is finalizing her entries in the art project. Jayden Brethour has also been hard at work with his hands wiring and building lamps.
Because 4-H is a family affair, siblings often share interests and expertise. Sisters Rebecca and Alexandria Eflin have put their hands to work making some beautiful ceramics pieces, and completing their sewing projects. Miriam Laws has been teaching her little sister, Lydia Laws, cake decorating. Lydia is learning how to keep even strokes and what the different tips do to the frosting. They are also flipping through cookbooks and searching Pinterest for inspiration.
Some 4-H members are busy getting ready for fair with their four- legged friends. Zoe Nason is working with her goat “Daisy.” Zoe is going to be showing her in Dairy Goat Showmanship and Conformation at fair.
The Great Plains 4-H Club hopes that you will come and see the finished projects at the Johnson County Fair.