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A busy summer for kids in 4-H
by Neill Calabro
Aug 08, 2013 | 1852 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Aliyah Martin bobs for an apple and is successful!
Aliyah Martin bobs for an apple and is successful!
Jones County 4-H participants in summer classes spent an exciting two days on the farm of 13-year volunteer Renee Peterson during July.

Spurred on by local 4-H Extension Associate Brennan Jackson, the days of Rodeo Round-Up not only featured hands-on horse riding with special events of walking, trotting, and cantering, but Jackson’s efforts to secure this exciting venue for these kids also provided barrel racing and pole bending.

“Few (4-H members) have opportunities,” Peterson said when speaking of the provisions that Jackson has afforded the local kids.

Peterson, who also volunteered her farm for the two days, has most of her eight children involved in the festivities.

“Part fun, part learning,” was her mantra as the hot sun beating down, during a rare dry day for this Georgia summer, was alleviated by various water games.

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