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Press Reports for 2019

Latch Hooking

By Stephanie Steh

During the past long and cold winter, it was a struggle and often times boring for many children. No sun, leaves many kids inside, usually causing them to be restricted in their entertainment. However, many of the local youth have chosen to become involved in the activity of 4-H during these times to not only keep them busy, but also allow them to make new friends, participate in new activities, and build new skills. One of the clubs started this past season in the Peel Association was the Latch Hooking Club. This club occurred once before, and after many good memories, was requested to be done again.
In this club, children and youth of many ages are able to learn and enthuse about the skill of latch hooking, which involves much patience and attention. Latch hooking requires a hook in which there is a latch attached and small pieces of yarn that are threaded into a fabric grid to create an image. For more information on this activity, be sure to visit https://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/how-to-latch-hook.html. Through this skill, you are often times able to develop projects such as pillows, wall hangings, and even quilts! 
The small group of girls that participated in the club this year came in feeling excited and enthusiastic to create, many coming in with ideas and past projects to continue and finish. During this process each participant enjoyed themselves through snacks, conversation, and (of course) latch hooking, as well as completing a project that they were able to take home for themselves and their family. 
In addition to their own personal tasks, they all participated in the creation of a pillow to represent and symbolize the 4-H organization as a whole. In this pillow, they each participated by a certain number of grid lines, allowing each person to have a slice of importance in the creation of the beautiful latch-hooked 4-H Logo. This project will be auctioned off at a 4-H event and displayed at our local fairs. 
Many of the meetings were filled with laughter and smiles, as members participated  in karaoke, jokes, special talents, as well as talked about future plans and club ideas. Snacks were always provided allowing everyone to beam with additional positive energy and attitudes as food is always a highlight! Nevertheless, this club would have been nothing without it’s awesome participants and leaders, who always made each meeting something to look forward to. The girls will continue to latch hook through the years, making projects, developing their skill, and teaching others around them the beautiful activity of latch hooking. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Our Peel 4-H Ambassador for 2019 is Kayla Emmerton.  She will represent our County
presenting ribbons at 4-H events and bringing greetings at the Fairs.

 

Peel 4-H Activity Calendar

October 28 -Secretary Minute Books due to Betty Brander
October 28 -Press Reports due to Carol Williams
November  -The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
November th and th TD Canadian 4-H Classic show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
November th -Peel 4-H Awards Night and Pot Luck Supper, 6:30 pm, Brampton Fair Grounds
November  -Peel Federation of Agriculture Farm Family of the Year Banquet, Caledon East Complex
November  -The Peel-Dufferin Plowmen's Association Annual Meeting

*Awards Night*  
*Friday, November  , 2019*

You and your family are invited to attend our pot luck Awards evening!
Friday, November  , 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, Junior Farmers Hall
Celebrating the completion and final achievements of:
Bolton Dairy
Brampton Dairy
Peel Beef
Garden Tractor Pulling Club-Heather French, Tim Boughen
Latch Hooking
Cake Decorating
Seed Mosaic

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