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Valley Home News for April 11, 2012
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Let’s have a big round of applause for the Valley Home 4H sponsored Easter Egg Hunt which took place on Saturday morning on the grounds of the Valley Home School Texas Avenue site. The group did a wonderful job of giving our friend, the Easter Bunny a big helping hand and making the morning so much fun for all the eager young egg hunters!

The Bunny’s helpers had this to say about their efforts, “Our community Easter Egg Hunt was once again a delightful success.” The 4-H members created a special day for all who were present! Their good time actually began the night before, when the group gathered in Cody and Jenna’s barn and dyed hundreds of brightly colored eggs. Their enthusiasm was rewarded when Christina Barreto treated them to her special Easter sugar cookies, along with s’mores!

Bright and early Saturday morning, the 4-H'ers were at Valley Home School to hide all the eggs. Garret Bryni, Austin Dickens, Jordan McCain, Jenna Heaton, Ashley Barreto, MaryBeth Carpenter and Marissa Campbell had a wonderful time hiding all the eggs. The hunt started at exactly 10:30. It was a joyful scene as the excited youngsters, baskets in hand, scampered here and there, gathering the brightly colored eggs. After the over 600 eggs were found, the youngsters headed to the prize table. Bryce McKenzie was the big winner of the day after he guessed the correct amount of lollipops displayed in a container. Congratulations Bryce on being the winner!

Adding to the excitement of the day, the crowd all joined in singing Happy Birthday to Cody Soares, and the birthday boy was gifted with a giant bunny rabbit. Happy Birthday Cody!


Celebrating her birthday a day before the Easter Egg Hunt was Emma Wucherer. Emma celebrated her big day with a Princess party with family and friends. Happy Birthday to you Emma!


Valley Home School held their Annual Jog-A-Thon on Thursday, April 5 on the Pioneer Ave. campus. This year students were encouraged to decorate their own shirt. We will let you know the winner in next week’s column. There were also other contests held that day as well, such as craziest socks, most spirited and crazy hair. These contests on Jog-a-Thon Day were just for the 4th-8th grade students however, the best decorated shirt was for the entire student body. We will post the results in next week’s column.


Ashley Barreto and her mother, Christina Barreto, the fundraiser Coordinators with the Valley Home 4-H announce that on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Valley Home 4-H will have a Booth with Baked Goodies, Portuguese Sweet Bread and other various items, and also a Car Wash Fundraiser at the Spring Event Day at Tractor Supply in Oakdale. One hundred percent of the money raised at this booth and car wash will be donated to Jason Zenker for help with cancer treatments. Jason is the son of Jeff Zenker, the manager of Tractor Supply in Oakdale. Jason is sixteen years old and was recently diagnosed with cancer. One of the medications he is taking to help treat the cancer is not covered by insurance. Jeff has been very gracious with the Valley Home 4-H Club in the past by letting them use their facility for fundraisers. In return for his graciousness they would like to help his son. So please mark your calendars and come out to get your cars washed and while you wait for your vehicle, don’t forget to check out the 4H booth and get yourself some goodies! If you have any questions please give a call at 847-6470.