Members of two Boots & Bridles 4-H Club and High Country Team 4-H were everywhere during the 2022 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo. Not alone did they take first and third place respectively in the parade Saturday, but they entered baked goods, art, crafts, poster, project books and more in the Indoor Exhibits and went on to compete in events at the Rodeo. These young people, from kindergarten through 12th grade, show the true spirit of Los Alamos County and Northern New Mexico all year round. Many of them entered their poultry, goats and more in the Rio Arriba County Fair last month in Abiquiu where they were very successful. Several 4-H kids belong to the shotgun and archery youth program and practice at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club. Kudos to our Los Alamos County 4-H kids and their parents. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Parents of 4-H kids join them in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday morning. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Nicholas Booton’s sign, which he carried during Saturday’s parade, says it all – ‘I love 4-H’. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Members of High Country Team 4-H lead their entry in the parade Saturday. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers, seen here in the Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade, have been bringing the joy of their music, dancing and high energy to the community at numerous events and fundraisers and in multiple locations since 2000. No parade would be complete without them. The Hill Stompers took second place in Saturday’s parade. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Congratulations to all the musicians and dancers of the Los Alamos Hill Stompers and thank you for your wonderful entertainment during Saturday’s parade and later at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Maire O’Neill/losalamosreporter.com
Boots and Bridles 4H Club
The 4-H program is dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to develop leadership and management skills, positive self-esteem, effective communication skills, a solid sense of personal responsibility and the ability to make sound decisions. The life-skills learned in 4-H enable youth to become productive, well-informed, self-reliant responsible adults. True American kiddos are being
raised under the US Flag right here in Los Alamos County! Cheers to Summer Nights!
22. High Country Team 4H
Los Alamos’s High Country Team 4-H Club has members from kindergarten through 12th grade, from all over Los Alamos County. Our members show animals across New Mexico and the surrounding state, compete in competitions both locally and at the state level, and serve in leadership roles across the county, state and even the national level. Our members strive to better themselves for our club, our community, our country and our world.