Crafty creations for kiosks
MIA BARLJEN, 9, Ellana Scharffenberg, 9, Amelia Rose England, 12, and Isabella Polasik, 9, left to right, have fun with some of their 4-H fundraiser craft items on Wednesday, March 4 in Placerville. Democrat photos by Pat Dollins
Outdoors, brushes of white paint fly over the surface of rain catchment barrels imperiling the hair of fellow artists painting vines along the bottom of the barrels. Inside Catherine Moné's house, four 9-year-old crafters pull out the gardening stakes, bird baths, bird feeders and wind chimes from a huge collection they've already made while, in the kitchen, other 9- to 13-year-olds are alternately stuffing a peanut butter/seed mixture into bird feeders and bagels into their mouths. This meeting of Funding for Farmlands is a little busier than usual, but it's always a bustling scene.
The group is part of 4-H Gold Hill Toppers, and in November of 2014, they were looking for a 4-H Learning Service project that would serve a community need, allow them to research ... Continue Reading