BROKEN BOW–The Dog Gone Fun 4H Club is selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a handmade quilt. Proceeds from ticket sales will cover the expenses associated with the club’s trailer maintenance and agility equipment.
Angela Burnett told KCNI/KBBN the club is in need of new agility equipment in order for kids to move up to different levels of the program. Dog club participants practice with their dogs twice a month from January to May. In the summertime, they practice twice a week to prepare for the 4H & FFA Dog Show as part of the Custer County Fair.
“The dog club is here in Custer County and primarily focuses on dogs: 4Hers bring their dogs to practice and they work starting in January with their dogs on obedience and showmanship and then they get to do agility as they progress through the years,” Burnett said.
Angela Burnett is the proud parent of a 4Her who went through the program and now she and her daughter help the students and their dogs. This year there are 17 4H students and 22 dogs in the Dog Gone Fun 4H Club.
Raffle tickets for the quilt are one for $2 or three tickets for $5. The quilt is blue jean denim on one side, dog-print fleece on the other, and is 58″ x 80″. It was made by Carla Williams of Merna. Williams is a local quilter and has kids and grandkids who have also participated with the 4H and dog show programs.
The raffle winner will be drawn during the Custer County Dog show on Friday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. (Ticket holder does not have to be present to win.)
Contact any member of the Dog Gone Fun 4H Club, club leader Theresa Wiiest, or Angela Burnett at 308-870-1877 to purchase raffle tickets. The club is selling tickets now through July 30.
“We encourage the public to come watch the kids so they can show off all their hard work!”
The Dog Gone Fun 4H Club is always encouraging more members to join the canine fun, Burnett added.