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What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Plan to Help with Food Packaging Event

The next Food Packaging event will occur on Tuesday, April 11 in Reynolds and is sponsored partially by Reynolds State Bank and the Illini Fighting Hunger group.  Our 4-H state specialist Bill Million is the lead on this.  We will be packaging 10,000 meals and needing at least 50 volunteers.  It will start at 3:30 p.m. until all meals are provided.  Meals will be distributed to local food pantries...

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State 4-H Awards Presented

Youth from across the state were honored for their lifetime achievements on Saturday, November 19 in Champaign. In the area of Communications, Shelby Ledbetter from Rock Island County was recognized.  Courtney Wiedenmann from Mercer County was recognized for her proficiency in Project Mastery.  Kaley Rouse from Stark County was recognized for Community Service. Also, Clare VanSpeybroeck...

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Henry/Stark 4-H Livestock Judging Team Wins American Royal

The Henry/Stark 4-H judging team excelled at the American Royal judging contest in October in Kansas City.  The team placed first out of approximately twenty teams.  In individual competition, Adam Gradert placed fifth overall, Lucas Wisnefski placed seventh and Jacob Dobeels was tenth!  They were coached by Lee Denzer, Tyler Gradert and Dan Hoge, all faculty at Black Hawk East. ...

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Horse Judging Team

Well done Illinois 4-H Horse Judging Team

The Illinois 4-H Horse Judging team placed third overall at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup. Courtney Wiedenmann placed ninth in halter, fourth in reasons and tenth overall out of 92 4-H members in the horse judging competition! Congratulations Courtney! So proud! #4Hgrowstru...

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Youth Excel in State Award Selections

In our counties of Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark we have had great success in youth completing and interviewing for state awards. Chosen this past year were the following teens. State Award Winners with a $1,000 scholarship Communications – Shelby Ledbetter – Rock Island Community Service – Kaley Rouse – Stark Leadership – Clare VanSpeybro...

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Apply for Youth in Action National Awards

The Youth in Action Award honors four 4‑H'ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4‑H experience and have utilized those skills to overcome a challenge, or challenges, they have faced. Each of the honorees are outstanding 4‑H'ers who epitomize 4‑H youth empowerment and leadership. In addition, the winners have demonstrated the positive impact they've made with their family,...

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Stark and Henry 4-H Members Dreams Come True

Posted by Cheryl Geitner -

Congratulations to our three youth who sold their livestock at the 2016 Illinois State Fair Sale of Champions!  What a great day for these youth as well as those who helped them prepare for the State Fair! Lucas Wisnefski, Stark County -- Grand Champion Steer sold for a record $104,000!  Avery Rash, Henry County -- Grand Champion Barrow sold for $30,000! Kashen El...

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