On Sunday, October 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. the annual 4-H Kick Off will be held at the Smith 4-H Hall at the Kendall County Fairgrounds. Everyone is invited! We are kicking off the 4-H year and National 4-H Week that runs from Oct. 2-8. There will be displays, games, make and take-it crafts and you can enjoy home baked Snicker Doodle cookies, baked by 4-H members. Bring the whole family. The 2011 National 4-H Week theme will be "Revolution of Responsibility".
4-H club reporters - we would love to have meeting highlights submitted. The next deadline for something to appear in this newsletter will be October 20. This newsletter will be sent via
email. If information doesn't appear in the newsletter, it will go through the 4-H leaders at the Leader's meetings scheduled for the first
Monday of November, January, March, May and July (Tuesday). Please check the calendar at the end of the newsletter for deadline dates.
Another triumph this year…The fair was wonderful.
4-H Fair Premiums will be paid when the State has released the premium fund fees to us. The weather was much better than the previous weeks of summer and now, it seems, fall is on the way. I learned a lot about showing beef, but mostly about following directions this year. The plants and aesthetic areas around the old water tower that was planted and constructed by Cecelio Puga of Puga Landscaping (630-273-1172) and the trees around the arena, were nice improvements to the fair-grounds this year. All the livestock shows went smoothly, thanks to our dedicated volunteers running them. The royalty race was close with the seven very talented and dedicated 4-H member candidates from six separate 4-H clubs.
As I write, we are planning the 2011-2012 4-H activity calendars and the Oct. 10 workshop. I can't wait to start again…into our new 4-H year!
Kim Eisnaugle, 4-H Community Worker