Brynlee Mathews holds the saddle she won at the 4-H Saddle Walk held during Derby Day at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. From left: Brynlee 
Mathews and Faith Keith. Photo by Jennifer Keith

The Mustangs 4-H Club would like to thank our community members and local businesses for their support and donations which helped raise money for the club. 4-H members and volunteers met new community members and were reacquainted with old friends at two new Spring fundraisers. 

The Krispy Kreme doughnut sale in April raised $789.80.The club also held a rummage sale, saddle walk and chicken poop bingo game at the Fairgrounds on Derby Day which raised $2495.52 for a total of $3285.32.

The funds will be used by our club to host the first annual Livestock Activity Day on June 26. The event will provide educational opportunities to our members through experiential learning. The Livestock Activity Day will provide campers with showmanship coaching, nutritional information guidelines, fitting knowledge and culminate in a showmanship showdown. The event will provide plenty of opportunities for growth through team building and goal setting. This event is open to all livestock 4-H members of Santa Cruz County. 

We would like to introduce our community to two of our outstanding members and highlight their accomplishments and goals. 

Jayla Umfleet is a six-year veteran of the swine project. She has become a leader among her peers and often mentors the younger members of 4-H in showmanship, fitting, care and nutrition. Her favorite hobbies include playing volleyball for her school and she is an active member of FFA. Her favorite subject in school is English and she loves pizza!

Brynlee Mathews is entering her second year with the Mustangs 4-H Club swine project. Her favorite activities include roping and volleyball. When she is not busy with her extracurricular activities, she enjoys studying science and eating her favorite white chicken chili. She wants to be a mom when she grows up. One of Brynlee’s goals is to learn how to build better muscle on market swine. She will have a chance to gain this knowledge and build these skills at the Livestock Activity Day in June. 

The next community event will be Family Bingo Night on Friday, June 4 from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. in Pioneer Hall at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. Bingo cards are $2 each with the chance to win themed prize baskets. Blackout Bingo will conclude the evening. Food will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you there.

Editor’s note: 15-year-old Cash Keith and 16-year-old Daniel Lindsey are club officers of the Mustang 4-H Club.