Youth to celebrate 4-H week Oct 4-10

By Sharla Sackman     
        October 4-10 is National 4-H Week, and Prairie County is celebrating with window displays and presentations at school. On October 7, youth are invited to come to the afterschool program to participate in the 4-H National Science Experiment: Biofuel Blast led by County Extension Agent Sharla Sackman. Later that evening at 5:30 p.m. at the Prairie County Courthouse, an informational meeting will take place for families of youth interested in joining 4-H.

  In Prairie County, more than 30 4-H members and 20 volunteers are involved in 4-H. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. 4-H programs are offered primarily through community clubs and a camp settings.
  You can join the 4-H community today. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Prairie County, contact Sharla or Karen at the Prairie County Extension Office at 635-2121.
  4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H programs are implemented by 106 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about the 4-H adventure at

Published Sept. 30, 2009

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