Our Club participated in the Spotsylvania Christmas Parade at Spotsylvania Courthouse on Saturday, December 1st. The theme was a Hawaiian Christmas. A special thanks to Annette Clements for working behind the scenes to get the tiki umbrellas and props made and thanks to our special friend by the name of Erin who did such a wonderful job making the banner that led our crew. Ashley and Kristen livened things up by bringing along a furry equine friend that looked ready to catch the next wave. Although our goal was just to have fun, we are proud to say that we got first place in the equine division. Thanks to all who were able to come out and participate! It could not have happened without your support.
One of the principles 4-H teaches to help develop future leaders is learning to give back to the community. The members of our club voted to adopt a family for the Christmas holiday through the Spotsylvania County Social Services Department. We are very proud of this group of young ladies that went out and purchased new toys and clothes for the children, plus donated money so the family could enjoy a nice holiday dinner. It is truly better to give than to receive and our members are exhibiting the true meaning of Christmas by reaching out to help members of our community that are in need this holiday season. These girls won't be getting a lump of coal in their stockings!
There are some really super cool pictures posted of our club members and their families having a LOT of fun at our fun show at Westwood Horse Center. We had games for both riders and non-riders, a costume (rider and horse) contest, and good food. Thanks to Annette's husband for cooking the hot dogs on the grill and to Annette and Ashley for orchestrating this fun-filled event. Believe it or not, this is the same day when we were expecting Hurricane Sandy to come through that night, so we were trying to beat the storm! Thanks to Melissa Buckley for being our photographer!