The Packrat Crafters began a new year of 4-H on Jan. 28. The meeting was held at the 4-H extension office and was called to order by advisor Kim Miller at 7 p.m.
The pledges were led by Maggie Gilmore and Eva Smalley. Nancy Miller then called roll and had members answer by their favorite color. The club welcomed six new members who were Lauren Joseph, Ryann Stallman, Jocelyn Pettit, Lily Waddle, Kaylynn Vanslyke and Teara Rickman.
The business meeting began with the outgoing officers receiving a plaque. Outgoing president Mariah Carter also received a gift from the club and is the club’s 4-H superhero during Fayette County’s 4-H week. Carter not only showed excellent leadership last year, she designed the club’s t-shirt, helped the younger members at each meeting with their cake decorating and rabbit projects and worked in the small animal barn during the fair.
Next, advisor Miller went over the 4-H policies and had the membership vote on making tray favors for a nursing home. The nominations for new officers were held followed by the voting, and the slate of officers for 2016 includes health officer Kendall Dye, safety officer McKenzie Vanslyke, news reporter Emilee Wilson, treasurer Emma Miller, secretary Abby Joseph, vice president Eva Smalley and president Macy Miller. The installation of officers then followed.
During the remainder of the evening, members played a getting to know you game, enjoyed refreshments and raffled off a door prize which was won by Megan Smith. The meeting was then adjourned by Emily Turner and Maggie Gilmore.
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