Queen Creek 4-H and Queen Creek Councilman raise money for flagpole
Through the efforts and donations of the Queen Creek 4-H and Town of Queen Creek Council member Jeff Brown, Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre will receive a much-needed flagpole. Together they were able to raise $1,000 to donate to the Friends of Horseshoe Park (FOHP) to help secure the relocation of a 65-foot flagpole.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to add this very visible flagpole to Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre,” said Jon Wootten, President of the FOHP. “This donation will allow installation of the flagpole before the annual Roots ‘N Boots Queen Creek event in March.” While HPEC does have a United States flag within the covered arena, FOHP and residents have been raising funds to install an outdoor flagpole which can be seen from Riggs Road as well as the other three arenas.
Queen Creek 4-H kicked off the effort by offering to donate half of the concession sales from their annual horse show, held at Horseshoe Park on Sept. 21, to the FOHP Flagpole fund. When word of this reached Council member Brown, he challenged the club to raise $500 in donations, and he would match those funds. The club managed to sell enough tamales and desserts at their horse show to meet Council member Brown’s challenge and on Tuesday Oct. 1, Council member Brown delivered his promise and handed Friends of Horseshoe Park a donation of $500.
“Members of the Spirit of Queen Creek 4H horse project were very excited and proud to be part of a great opportunity to help out their home arena,” Queen Creek 4-H said in a statement. “Horse Shoe Park Equestrian Center has been a generous partner with the Queen Creek 4H club and when the opportunity arose to help raise funds for a flagpole, kids and leaders were all in. Spirit of Queen Creek 4H looks forward to continue their relationship with Horse Shoe Park and can’t wait to see Old Glory flying high in their backyard.”
“I’m proud to have the opportunity to assist the 4H and Friends of Horseshoe Park with this project,” said Councilman Brown. “We’re a close-knit community in Queen Creek, and the flag certainly shows our unity and commitment to each other and our nation.”Friends of Horseshoe Park is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre and promoting the rural heritage of Queen Creek. The group provides volunteer support for Horseshoe Park events and upkeep and organizes the annual Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek community event at Horseshoe Park. For more information, visit www.friendsofhorseshoepark.org.
Welcome to Queen Creek 4-H' s 2013-2014 year!
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Our club currently offers the following projects for kids from 9 to 18 years old. Dog, Dairy Goat, Market Goat, Horse, Lamb, Livestock, Sheep, Swine, Shooting Sports, Small Stock (cavies, chicken,duck,pigmy goat), Teen & Leadership, Photography and Outdoor Adventure.
We also offer a Cloverbuds program for kids 5 to 8 years old. See our Projects pages for details on each of these projects and their activities.
On October 12, Arizona 4-H celebrated its 100 anniversary!! Several Queen Creek 4-H members attended the celebration in Maricopa.