2009-11-12 / Local & State

4-H Year Begins

The new 4-H year officially began on October 1 and interested Fulton County youths are encouraged to contact local club leaders or the extension office for information on how to become involved.

Fulton County 4-H is pleased to announce the formation of two new clubs this year. The 4-H Community Cavaliers Club is a community club in the northern region of the county that has a focus on community service, crafts and various 4-H projects. The organizational leader is Janet Fittry.

There will be a meeting on Monday, November 23, at 6:30 p.m., for those wishing to join a new community club in the southern region of the county. Meetings will be held at the Southern Fulton Elementary School. Members will select the projects in which they have an interest; members are not required to complete an animal project or even live on a farm. A wide range of projects is available from traditional cooking and sewing to electricity to energy to fishing to wildlife and forestry. Members can even work with leaders to design their own project.

The 4-H Youth Development Program, the largest youth-serving program in the United States, provides informal educational opportunities to youths, ages 5- 19. Members reach their potential by learning through handson projects. The 4-H program is overseen by the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service, which is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. For more information call Lori at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 717-485-4111 or email lbh13@psu.edu.

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