2009-10-29 / Local & State

Fulton County 4-H Ready For New Year

Four-H members in Fulton County are gearing up to get the new club year started. Established clubs are now open for enrollment and new clubs are forming. The 4-H program is open to all youths ages 5 to 19. It fosters citizenship and leadership as well as growth through a variety of learning experiences. Four-H’ers “learn by doing” through involvement in projects, and they also gain self-confidence by speaking before groups and interacting with other young people and adults.

While animal projects are still the most popular in Fulton County, there are many other types of projects available: rocketry, wood science, fishing, outdoor adventures and more, as well as other traditional projects like cooking, sewing and gardening.

Fulton County 4-H also offers youths ages 5 to 7 the opportunity to join the 4-H Cloverbud program. Youth in the Cloverbud program do not take on a competitive 4-H project, but may use the Cloverbud curriculum or approved projects geared towards younger members.

To join a 4-H club, for more information or to find out how you might volunteer to assist a 4-H club, contact Lori Hansroth at 717-485-4111, send e-mail to lbh13@psu.edu. Four-H projects are also available to schools for classroom use and to home school groups as independent/ family projects.

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