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Sock Hop is 4-Hers’ theme

Staff writer

Marion County Extension Agent Nancy Pihl braved the heat Saturday with about 25 Marion County 4-Hers, plus parents and junior leader helpers, to explore fun activities following this year’s county fair theme of Sock Hop, in the park south of Marion Elementary School.

“It’s not so bad out here, at least we have a nice breeze to cool us down,” said Kelli Olson, who brought her four children to the 4-H Play Day event.

Children enjoyed learning ’50s style dance moves, sewing sock puppets, playing with hula-hoops, and batting around beach balls before heading across the street to USD 408 Sports and Aquatic Center, and the cool water of the pool.

“We hold this event every year,” Pihl said. “It gives our older 4-Hers a chance to develop their leadership skills, plus the kids get a chance to know others that are not from their individual clubs.”

There are six 4-H community clubs in Marion County representing the towns of Goessel, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Tampa, and Lincolnville.

The Marion County Fair will take place this year July 25 to 28 in Hillsboro at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

Last modified July 2, 2012

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