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Tracy Fowler-Pestle
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development - Mercer County
University of Illinois Extension
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338

Cheryl Geitner
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-853-1533
FAX: 309-932-3454

Mercer County 4-H

Mercer County 4-H

Check out our Mercer County 4-H & Alumni Facebook page here

Upcoming events:  Friday, June 10, Mercer County 4-H BBQ and Day in the Park. 
It all begins Friday at 2 pm with Farm in the Park - from a petting zoo to kids activities to a bounce house - there's fun for everyone!  Enjoy the annual Pork Chop Dinner at the Aledo Fire Station between 4 - 7:30 p.m.  Then stick around to enjoy a FREE movie Despicable Me 2 at Central Park in Aledo, IL.  Full details here

Upcoming events:  Bus Trip:  June 25: Figge Museum 10 am - 3 pm to view art exhibits and the special travelling exhibit The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ($5 person) Register here

Upcoming events: Bus Trip:  July 28, 9:30 am - 6:30 p.m. National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium to explore the Mississppi and its wildlife also to see the travelling exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed.  ($24 person)  Register here

Join 4-H today!

Mercer County 4-H has dozens of clubs youth and teens can join. Clubs meet on a regular basis in cities and towns across the county throughout the year.  At 4-H Club meetings members elect officers, share projects, give demonstrations, go on special outings, do community service projects, make crafts, share snacks, and have a great time meeting new friends.

You can also become a 4-H SPIN Club member. 

A SPIN club is a Special Interest Club sponsored by 4-H. The club is formed when 5 or more youth want to gather to explore a specific topic. We have many different SPIN Clubs you can participate in such as Sewing, Goats, Cooking, Fishing, Dog Obedience, and more!  They are started by volunteers who have a passion for a topic and want to share their knowledge with youth!  If you have a hobby you would like to share with youth as a Special Interest Club leader, contact Cheryl Geitner, 4-H Youth Educator at

Don't delay—Join Mercer County 4-H today!  Click on the Join Mercer County 4-H link below to sign up to receive more information!

  • 4-H BBQ, Day in the Park June 10th and more! PDF
    Check out what's happening in Mercer County 4-H this summer! Bus trips, BBQ, day in the park and pollinator celebration!

  • Mercer County 4-H & Extension Bus Trips PDF
    Join us for fun outings to explore and learn at regional attractsions Figge Museum June 25 featuring the Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit and the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium July 28 featuring Dinosaurs Unearthed. Great value, lots of fun for all ages.

  • 2015-2016 Clover PDF

  • Become a 4-H Special Interest Club Volunteer PDF
    You can inspire the next generation when you volunteer as a 4-H SPIN Special Interest Club volunteer. It's a great way to share a special skill you have over a shorter time period - just 6 weeks. Learn more here!

  • Become a 4-H Special Interest Club Volunteer PDF
    Being a Teen Teacher is a great way to unplug and spend part of your summer making a difference! you'll learn how to teach hands-on lessons that you will then teach to younger kids throughout the summer. Open to teens 13 to 18

  • Join Mercer County 4-H
    Welcome to the world of 4-H where you "learn by doing"! In Mercer County we have many options for you to choose from!