On the last weekend before school started, a group of Sterling kids spent four days down in Ninilchik at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair.
Trace Braxling, Carol Clonan, Katie Clonan, Leah Garske, Derrick Parham, Megan Parham, Chantel Warfield, Cody Warfield and Chelsea Winter; all members of the Sensational Sterling SuperStars 4-H club entered in the fair.
Trace Braxling entered an educational display about the club's fundraising efforts at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life (they raised more than $12,000 this year) and a scrapbook he made about monsters.
Carol Clonan entered three different sculptures and several photos; broccoli, carrots and a giant Zucchini she grew; a cherry pie; and a dozen eggs. She took her favorite pet chicken, Daisy, and showed her in the fair.
Katie Clonan took several photos, snap peas and savory cabbage she grew, a decadent chocolate cake, a dozen eggs and a story she had written about a lady warrior. She also took chickens to the fair, a rooster named Rogue and a hen named Fran.
Derrick and Megan Parham raised hogs for the Junior Market Livestock program. JML is a program where young people are given a chance to raise an animal and then auction it off to buyers at the fair.
Leah Garske entered a beautiful denim quilt she made from recycled jeans, a denim handbag and a sculpture of a monster.
Chantel Warfield brought her turkeys and ducks to the fair, and had her first experience showing them for the judges. Her brother, Cody, raised a pair of hogs and showed them in the JML program.
This was Chelsea Winter's first year showing an animal at the fair. Chelsea's rabbit did well and I think Chelsea had a good time too!
I wanted to tell you a bit about these kids for a couple of reasons. Two of them are my daughters and the rest are in the 4-H club where I am one of the leaders.
This group of kids, and the other kids in the club who did not enter the fair this year, are a great group. They spend a lot of their time doing community service work. In a time when much of the news you hear about teens is negative, I wanted to highlight these kids and the positive things they do in our community.
Peninsula Take-A-Break, a Christian women's group, will start its upcoming luncheons with a "Bargains Galore" fashion show Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Solid Rock Conference Center. Wear your favorite summer bargain fashions and be a part of the fashion show.
Barbara Ruckman will sing and will be the featured speaker. She will share her story in a talk titled "Do It Yourself". There is a $10 charge for the lunch, and free child care is provided. Call Cindy for more information and reservations at 260-6262.
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Other Sterling news
Wangaards have a baby
Tiernan Robert Wangaard
Jessene Kuiper Wangaard and Kjell Wangaard of Evergreen, Colo., announce the birth of their son, Tiernan Robert Wangaard, at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver.
He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.25 inches.
He joins, sister, Teagan, 2. His grandparents are Judy Hummel and Robert Kuiper of Sterling, Linda Brandt and Jim Drury of Sitka and Carolyn Wangaard of Broomfield, Colo. His great-grandparents are Julie Gaustad of Greeley, Colo. and Jack and Kathy Hummel of Green Valley, Ariz.
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