At its October meeting, the Clover Patch Kids 4-H Club listened to Professor Glenn Harold of Illinois Central College as he gave a presentation on Illinois trees.


At its October meeting, the Clover Patch Kids 4-H Club listened to Professor Glenn Harold of Illinois Central College as he gave a presentation on Illinois trees.

Harold showed slides of the various trees that grow in Illinois and helped members to identify the trees that would grow best in the immediate area.

All of this is in preparation for the club’s participation in the 4-H Million Tree Project, a community service project in which 4-H Clubs nationwide plant native trees in order to improve the environment.

The club dicsussed plans to have a Monical’s fundraiser Nov. 3 for Washington’s second annual Relay For Life.

Members also discussed plans to form a Lego Robotics Team.

After the meeting, talks were given by Claire Arven and Sylvie Twait on Mexican culture; Heidi

Backstrom on her dog, Snoopy; Jared Backstrom on the history of bicycles; and a demonstration by Megan West on how to make woven cards. 

Christopher McHenry led the quarter raffle drawing. 

Refreshments were provided by the West and Twait families.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Washington Christian Church. 

For more information, call Theresa McHenry 444-9673.