FOCUS ON 4-H

Mark your calendars for upcoming 4-H events

By Chrissy Karrer | Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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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 the Wise County 4-H Clubs at 4-H Explosion Saturday, Sept. 27.

The event is noon to 2 p.m. at Weatherford College Wise County (WCWC), between Decatur and Bridgeport, on U.S. 380. A free hot dog lunch will be served.

Youth will learn about 4-H through fun games and activities, and there will be a parent session to learn 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 members will be happy to share their experiences with you or answer any questions you might have concerning 4-H. We will also give families the opportunity to register for 4-H for the 2014-15 year.

This is a free event the whole family can enjoy.

FOOD PROJECT

There will be a food project open house 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at WCWC. 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 learn about the various contests associated with the food and nutrition project and will participate in a hands-on lesson about preparing healthy snacks.

GOLF SCRAMBLE

Wise County 4-H is hosting a golf scramble with teams of four 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Decatur Country Club. Singles will be placed on teams Saturday morning.

Third place and up are guaranteed money back. The scramble benefits youth in the 4-H program.

SWINE TAGS

If you’re interested in raising a pig project to show at the major shows (Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Angelo or San Antonio), tags need to be ordered at the Extension office by Thursday, Sept. 25.

Swine that will be shown at the Youth Fair only can be validated Dec. 6.

To sign up for the events mentioned in this article, call the Extension office at 940-627-3341.

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