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ACT II Drama Stars Bring New Stage to 4-H

Seven 4-H members in Henry County are putting a dramatic spin on the values 4-H develops. Club members have been acting out and producing a variety of shows since November 2006. These 4-H’ers are not only showing off their communication talents and building teamwork skills, but are having a great time entertaining others.

“The girls just really like acting,” said Jennifer Lehman, the Act II Drama Stars club leader. “They are super dedicated to each performance.”

The ACT II Drama Stars have done interpretations of children’s stories for a local preschool, where they designed both costumes and sets. Additionally, the club did a dramatic reading of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” with sound effects, on the local radio station. Members also have done improvisational skits based on reality TV shows.

“Currently, the club is working on producing a video made with flip cameras,” said Lehman. The video will feature spin-offs of movie trailers and commercials.

“The Drama Stars hope to recruit some more members through their video,” explained Lehman.

The ACT II Drama Stars 4-H Club is free to join and open to all youth. Club members have their annual 4-H membership dues paid for by an annual Henry County soup supper.

“Additional materials for club performances come from what members have around their homes,” said Lehman.

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