Nick, Chelsea, and Alex before the banquet
Emelia smiling at her daddy as he got her ready to go
Last night was the 4-H Achievement Banquet. I took Chelsea, Nick, Alex and Emeila and Art stayed home with Anthony, Christian, and Lily. This year was a Western Theme (which was a lot easier than last year's formal theme.) They also made some changes in the program this year that took the banquet time from over 3 hours to a little over 2 hours which is much better for the younger children. To get an invitation to the banquet, the children must turn in a journal or if you are brand new to 4-H write a story. A journal is a record of all the work you have completed in your 4-H project areas. The Cloverbud Journal (ages 5-8) is very easy for the children to complete. The older journals are quite involved and take a lot of time and effort to get them done. Besides being a good record of what the children have done, they also earn awards and as they get older can earn scholarships. Nick receiving his award
Alex receiving his award
Both Nick and Alex received Cloverbud Journal Awards this year. In addition to winning a county journal award, Chelsea also won a Diamond Award for her 4-H participation. Points are awarded for every activity you participate in and are added up at the end of the 4-H year. The Diamond Award is the highest of the gem awards. I am very proud of my children for their hard work and accomplishments in 4-H.
Chelsea receiving her awards