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Pritchett Westernaires
Leader: Jozy Stegman 523-9993. Club meetings are the third Sunday of the month at 5:00pm at the Pritchett Community Building.

Pritchett Westernaires 4-H club was an on again off again club in the early years until 1956. Mrs. Lolly Ming took over the Work and Play girls club and in 1959 some boys wanted to join. That is when the club became the Pritchett Westernaires and has continued since that time. The Pritchett club has been active in many drives, fund raising, and community pride activities. We have had two National 4-H winners, Linda Ming in breads and Tim Whitaker in Agriculture. In the early years of our club we had several square dance teams that entertained the county, district, and State Fair. Through the years we have had many State Fair Champions and we continue to represent our community and Baca County very well at the State Fair.
In recent years the club has only had a few leader changes. In the 1990’s Harold & Peg Unwin were the leaders and switched hands in 2006 to Bill and Mylea Carwin. In 2013-2014 4-H year the Carwins handed the club over to Greg & Sonja Huffman and Marcus & Jozy Stegman as co-leaders. Greg & Sonja Huffman finished out the 4-H year of 2014-2015 and Marcus and Jozy Stegman took over as the leaders starting 2015 and are the current leaders of the Pritchett Westernaires. The club continues to do different community service activities from cleaning the Pritchett Cemetery before Memorial Day to Rec Basketball Tournaments to cleaning yards for our elderly community members. The last few years our club has been in the process of switching out all of the street signs in Pritchett and we painted a shed and the Jail house at the Pritchett City Park.
We currently have 18 members in our club and numerous parents that are always willing to help out with all of our activities. Our club meetings are the third Sunday of the month at 5:00pm at the Pritchett Community Building.
President: Micah Crane
Vice President: Patience Crane
Secretary: Benisa Ellis
Treasurer: Kieley Stegman (also on County Council)
Reporter: Malcom Lovejoy
County Council Rep: Mariah Stegman