Many nursing home residents are unable to visit and enjoy the Fallon County Fair. As a result, Fallon County 4-H members take the fair to the Fallon Medical Complex Long Term Care residents. This tradition began two years ago and has been very successful. This year’s Nursing Home Mini Fair was held Nov. 18.
Madison Butori wore her 2015 Fallon County Fair 4-H T-shirt while she shared her cat Dori and her grand champion cat fair ribbons. Dori lived up to her name and explored the entire activity room. Olivia Gunderson shared her champion cat Mittens and all of her cat grooming tools she has collected over the years. Sayge Barkley shared her poster on kneading dough with the residents and told them of her 4-H Food Festival experience. Haylee Barkley showed residents examples of her drawings and paintings she had exhibited at the fair. Haylee even shared a story of how her grandmother, who no longer can paint, gave her oil paints and an unfinished painting to Haylee. Haylee finished the painting and gave it to her grandmother as a gift. 4-H County Ambassador Nicole Allerdings showed her award winning photographs she has taken in her travels this past year and exhibited at the Fallon County Fair.
4-H youth in Fallon County not only achieve their goals, but are willing to share their talents and rewards with their community.