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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

September 14, 2018


Submitted by Shane Potter

Members of the Topeka Gem & Mineral Society invites all 4-H youth who are working on their Geology Project cases to enter their displays in a Geology Fair at the 62nd Topeka Gem & Mineral Show on October 13th & 14th, 2018.

If you have a member interested in geology, but your group does not focus in that area, the club has a Junior Rockhound group that meets monthly to work on projects and earn badges – please visit our website www.topekagms.org for more information and a coupon to the show. Also check us out on Facebook!

 The Show will be held in the Agricultural Hall, Kansas Expocentre, 17th & Topeka Blvd, Topeka, Kansas.  Judging of these displays will be done in accordance with the 4-H rules used at 4-H Fairs.  Ribbons will be awarded and a trophy given to the highest scoring case in each Class.  An Exhibitor ribbon, and an extra ribbon for a parent, will be given to each exhibitor for free admission to the Show.  Children under 13 years of age will be admitted free when with an adult.

Display cases may be set up after 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 12th or before 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13th

Displays may be removed when the Show closes at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 14thNo exhibits should be removed before 5:00 p.m. on Sunday October 14, 2018. If this presents a problem to any exhibitor, please contact me to make special arrangements for pick up at a later time/date.

 Show hours are: 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Saturday;   10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Sunday.

We would appreciate hearing from each Leader or interested 4-H members before September 14, 2018. Please send the names of the boys and girls entering their displays; the name of the 4-H Club and the County; and the number of specimens being entered.  Please send this information to the 4H Exhibits Chairperson, Cinda Kunkler, 210 NE 35th ST, Topeka, KS 66617-1440, or you may call: 785-286-1790.  If you wish to use e-mail, you may send the information to: cindakunkler@att.net or gillilandp@aol.com or to rock2plate@aol.com.

We look forward to having the 4-H Geology Project displays as a part of our annual Show each year and welcome all 4-H youth and their families.  This year is our show theme is “Opal It Is”. We will have Ron Wooley with Dreaming Down Under give a talk both Saturday and Sunday on Australian Opals that he mines in the outback of Australia. The times have not been set for the presentations.  There will also be demonstrations in lapidary arts, wire wrapping, sphere making, interesting and educational exhibits, as well as other activities for all. Please come to our show and check us out!

Cinda Kunkler
4 H Exhibits Chairperson