Clubs to celebrate 4-H Week

By The Mercury

Riley County will begin celebrating National 4-H week on October 5 with a 4-H project kick-off from 1 to 4 pm at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. This event will give young people and their families a chance to experience a variety of 4-H projects, activities and club options in one location.  4-H members will be on hand to talk to prospective 4-H families.

“The life skills I’ve gained through 4-H such as leadership, citizenship, and public speaking are invaluable assets that have had a tremendous impact on my life,” said Garrison Olds, Riley County 4-H Ambassador.

Youth can participate in 4-H by joining one of 11 community 4-H clubs, or by taking part in day camps, project learning experiences, or school programs.  In Riley County, more than 350 4-H members and 100 volunteers are involved in 4-H clubs.

“4-H is really an activity for the whole family,” said County Extension Director Jennifer Wilson.

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