Thursday, February 10, 2011

Did you know it was 4-H Month?

Clover News and Notes
Lyndsey Pohlmeier
UNL Extension Assistant, Fillmore County

February is Nebraska 4-H Month
Did you know that 4-H can be found in all 93 Nebraska counties?  Did you know that one out of every three youth in Nebraska is involved in 4-H through school enrichment, traditional clubs, afterschool programs or camps?  Did you know the month of February is Nebraska 4-H Month?  4-H’ers are “Taking the Lead” and spreading the word about 4-H throughout the month.   Celebrations will occur through school visits, community promotion and at our annual 4-H Kickoff Party.    
4-H’ers can celebrate 4-H by recruiting new members, wearing their 4-H shirt to school, telling friends about 4-H, or doing community service projects in the community. Another way to celebrate is to participate in the 4-H Food Drive Challenge.  The 4-H club and the independent family that collects the most food, in pounds, will win a pizza party for their club or family.   During the month of February clubs can bring non-perishable foods to the Extension Office to be weighed and donated.  Each 4-H Club or family will be credited with the number of pounds donated. 
Finally, we’ll cap off the month with the 2011 4-H Kickoff Party on February 27th at 5:00 PM in Ag Hall.  The evening will feature 4-H booths, a community service opportunity, adult/volunteer training, and lots of 4-H fun! 
February is a busy month for Fillmore County 4-H.  Get into the action by taking part in one of the many events. For more information about 4-H in Nebraska or Fillmore County, visit our website or call 759-3712.

4-H Dates & Events
February 5: Beef Weigh-In, 8-10:30 AM, Geneva Vet Clinic
February 27: 4-H Kick-Off Party, 5 PM, Ag Hall
February 28: Adopt a Bear Workshop, 3:45-5:00 PM, Shickley Public Library

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