Montgomery County 4-Hers participate in Summer Bonanza

Montgomery County 4-Hers enjoyed a day of hands-on fun at the Summer Bonanza on July 24. 4-Hers got to choose from 2 workshops; Cupcake Wars & Team Building (at the Extension Office) or Fun with Drones & BB Guns (at the Fairgrounds).

To protect participants and staff, a maximum of 10 people were allowed to attend, everyone wore face masks, washed hands often, and maintained proper social distancing. Staff sanitized the work surfaces to ensure cleanliness. Even with these measures, 4-Hers enjoyed the time to connect with each other and participate in the fun and educational activities offered.

County Extension Agent, Amy Monk, organized the Cupcake Wars consisted of three rounds of cupcake decorating with three different themes: Corona Virus, Summertime, & 4-H. Winners were: Best Corona Virus Cupcake – Emilee Brakefield, Best Summertime Cupcake – Natalee Brakefield, Best 4-H Cupcake – Emily Hawthorn. Emilee Brakefield was crowned Queen Cupcake! Mikayla Ellison, 4-H Teen Leader, shared her cake decorating expertise by assisting at this event. These 4-Hers were also challenged by team building games led by 4-H Program Assistant, Kayla Kelsey, including Two Truths & a Lie and Finish the Sentence. They also made team bracelets.

At the fairgrounds, 4-Hers learned important rules for flying drones. Each of the 4-Hers practiced flying a drone and competed in the obstacle course. Hunter Baugher had the fastest time flying through the course. County Extension Agent, Randy Black, also taught a lesson on gun safety. Kids got to practice target shooting before a competition. Lucas Hawthorn took home first prize with his shot accuracy. Randy was assisted by 4-H Teen Leader, Katelyn Macejewski.


For more information about 4-H contact the Montgomery County Extension Office, 870-867-2311.


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Amy Monk is a County Extension Agent with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, located in Montgomery County. You may reach her at 870-867-2311 or 117 Ray Drive, or by email at  You can also follow her on Facebook at

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