Special to the Sydenham Current
The 2020 Chatham-Kent 4-H Farm Toy Club members were busy since November preparing for the Chatham-Kent Toy Show, held on January 19, 2020.
Members were meeting at the shop of Carl and Julie Sterling, in Pain Court, to prepare displays for the Toy Show.
The club consists of 14 members and each member prepared a 3-foot x 3-foot, 1/64 th scale farm diorama consisting of a farm theme of their choice.
Some members created a display that represented their own family farm.
Others created rural displays with themes such as grain elevators, rural service stations and horse farms.
Members prepared areas of their displays to look like grass, gravel, fields and roads.
Some members created ditches and ponds.
Trees have been made out of different materials.
Members have learned how to make hydro poles with wood skewers.
1/64 th scale buildings have been designed, built and painted.
A demonstration was made by Youth Leader, Matthew Sterling, to show members how they can design and print various items for their display boards with a 3-D printer.
All members worked to make their display look as realistic as possible.
Members were working to complete the display boards for their Achievement Program, which was held at the Chatham-Kent Toy Show & Sale held on Sunday, January 19 at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre.
All members helped with the Toy Show.
Proceeds from the show support the 4-H Farm Toy Club and Chatham Outreach for Hunger.
Here are some submitted photos of the group: