Monday, February 10, 2014

4-H Family Heritage Day

I am one of the superintendents in Dept. 18 - Cultural Arts.  After the fair, we had an organizational meeting to brainstorm on some ideas that would create opportunities for those 4-hers in our department.  Normally, we do a hands on craft day in January or February.  This year,  we wanted to do something to celebrate our heritage in Marathon County, Wisconsin.  It just so happens to coincide with the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Wisconsin.  There will be many celebrations this year throughout our state.  

We set up a passport for the visitors to have stamped at each station as they participated in the morning's activities.  We had other community activities that competed with our event, however, we still consider this a success.  I really feel that if you didn't come - you missed out on an awesome experience.  

Marathon County Library came in and hosted a story corner, where the kids were treated to a puppet reading to them.  They also had a nice craft area.

Marathon County Historical Society has an exhibit called "Our Stories"  this features the history of who and when settled here in Marathon County.  Here is the link:

They also had a nice craft area where the kids could make family trees.  Videos were taken of those that wanted to be interviewed with their favorite story about Marathon County.

We were so happy that the American Indian Resource center came in and did an awesome presentation.  Dillion narrated the history of drumming and dancing.  Teaching the audience some really neat facts I didn't even know.  They offered the opportunity to dance - of course I did.  

Here is the link to the center:

Thanks to all who helped make this a fun morning!  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

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