The Page 4-H is gearing up for the Coconino County Fair. This year, the Page 4-H club has about 40 youth members aged 8-19 and 10 adult volunteers. The club is expanding into different projects thanks to the help of community members.
This year, the club has members involved with shooting sports (archery, pistol and small-bore rifle), livestock (beef, swine, lambs, goats and horses), smallstock (chickens, turkeys and rabbits), hiking, sewing, arts and crafts, and Cloverbuds (youth aged 5-7).
To complete the 4-H year, members are required to participate in community service activities, complete a demonstration or public speaking, and participate in fundraising activities.
The members will be competing three different weekends in August and September in conjunction with the Coconino County Fair.
The shooting sports will have their county competition at Fort Tuthill Fairgrounds on Aug. 20.
The Horse Show is Aug. 27-28. Page members will be competing in Western Equitation and Gymkhana.
The remaining shows will all take place during the Coconino County Fair Sept. 2-5.
This will include all livestock and smallstock shows, project and demonstration judging, and the Northern Arizona Junior Livestock Auction on Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. This is where all the members who raised a market animal are able to complete their project agribusiness. It also allows community members to come and purchase high quality market animals. Members will be auctioning off pigs, steers, lambs, goats, turkeys and chickens this year.
Northern Coconino County is fortunate to have Kristi Schoppmann to assist with the 4-H program coordination. Anyone with questions about the club, activities or how to get a child involved can contact Kristi at [email protected]