Plan to attend upcoming 4-H events

By Chrissy Karrer | Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013


When you hear the word, “4-H,” what image comes to mind? A green clover? Cows? Goats? What about food and Nutrition, citizenship or public speaking? Do you think about shooting sports, photography or clothing and textiles? How about traveling across the country and overseas with fellow 4-H’ers?

There is more to 4-H than showing livestock at the Wise County Youth Fair or at the major stock shows. To get a better idea of what 4-H is all about, we invite you to join the members of Wise County 4-H Clubs at 4-H Explosion noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Weatherford College Wise County. A free hot dog lunch will be served.

Youth will learn about 4-H through fun games and activities. There will be a parent session to go over what 4-H is and how it will help youth grow into leaders. 4-H can also help youth pay for college in the future.

Each club will have a booth with information and games, and 4-H’ers will be happy to share their experiences with you or answer questions you may have.

We will also give families the opportunity to register for 4-H for the 2013-2014 year.

This is a free event the whole family can enjoy. For more information, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341.


There will be a Food Project Open House at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Weatherford College Wise County. The food and nutrition project is the largest project in the Texas 4-H program, and Wise County youth continue to succeed at the county, district and state level.

Youth will have the opportunity to learn about the various contests associated with the food and nutrition project, and there will be a hands-on lesson on how to prepare a healthy snack.

For more information, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341.

Chrissy Karrer is a Wise County Extension agent.

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