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The June meeting of the Lazy Farmers was held on May 24 at James Cemetery.

Maryn Howard called the meeting to order. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Maryn Howard and the 4-H pledge was led by Ellie Harms. Eleven members answered the roll call question, “What size of t-shirt?” No new members or guests were present. The April secretary’s minutes were read by Ellie Harms, and a motion was made by Mark Leonhardt to approve amended minutes and seconded by Tessa Erdman. The treasurer’s report was read by Sandy Osterman, and a motion was made by Brooklyn and seconded by Jameson Stange to approve.

Old business included helping to clean at a cemetery.

New business included the mowing schedule, project registration enrollment, and livestock affidavits due May 31. The club discussed how State Fair projects can be packed in totes that Sunday at the fair and people will bring it to the State Fair for you. The club drew from six names of the members who were in the age group of 11-13 to pick who would paint the painted pony project that will be in open class. Tanea Lipp will have the honor of painting the painted pony. The topic of no 4-H week camp was brought up; it was turned into a day camp. On June 7, Tessa Erdman will donate 2 dozen cookies to the 4-H office. Makayla Jones made a motion and opened the floor for discussion to put a bench and rocks at the cemetery, if approved by the church. The club voted on it and motion passed. Stacey Jones will get estimates.

The next meeting will be July 8 at the James Cemetery at 7:30 p.m. to place the rock and bench. A potluck meeting will be held later in July at the Jones’s farm to cleanup and paint livestock pen signs and provide demonstration and explanation of fair preparation for projects.

Tessa made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and it was seconded by Sarah.

There were no demonstrations or talks.

Lunch was served by the Jones’ and Ostermans.

– Submitted by Ellie Harms (fill-in) secretary/reporter.