- Author: Chris M. Webb
Written and submitted by Somis 4-H Secretary Hannah Gregson
In the beginning of the 2011-12 Somis 4-H year, we had about 30 members join our club. As a great kick-off to the year, we started with the Ventura County Fair! A handful of our members entered an animal project, poultry, swine, lamb, and beef! A couple of our members also entered in the horse fair! We all did a fantastic job and one of our members even won Grand Champion Barrow and overall Swine Grand Champion!
Somis 4-H has a variety of projects. Projects range from community service to animal projects. Community service is a big thing to Somis 4-H. Every month we volunteer at the Oxnard Rescue Mission, we have beach clean ups, and we also have a graffiti task force. Some other projects that will be offered this year are cooking, sewing, and gardening.
This year’s calendar is full of exciting activities. Some of the activities that we all look forward to are the fair in August, TOTSOCE in October, and December is Christmas Caroling for the elderly.