Youngsters descend on Deer Lodge for 4-H Fun Day

2012-10-24T06:00:00Z 2012-10-24T06:25:22Z Youngsters descend on Deer Lodge for 4-H Fun DayBy Pat Hansen for The Montana Standard Montana Standard
October 24, 2012 6:00 am  • 

DEER LODGE — Rockets, needle-felted wool critters and survival bracelets are among the workshops in which about 80 youngsters took part at 4-H Fun Day Oct. 18 in Deer Lodge.

Other workshops included washer necklaces, firefighting, entomology, making cookies and quality assurance practices for their livestock projects.

The students, with parents and leaders, came from Madison, Jefferson, Silver Bow, Anaconda-Deer Lodge, Granite and Powell Counties for the day of fun and learning.

The workshops were presented in two one-hour segments to allow the youngsters to participate in two. Madison County 4-H Ambassadors, the older 4-Hers, were on hand to help younger kids, as were volunteer instructors with expertise in their field.

After lunch, Cory Manseau, with the BLM in Beaverhead County, and his German shepherd K9 partner, Knox, demonstrated how law enforcement uses K9s for criminal apprehension, drug detection, officer protection and obedience.

The day concluded with swimming at the Central Park Center.

— By Pat Hansen for The Montana Standard

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