Sangamon-Menard 4-H News
In This Issue
- June 1, 2017: Deadline register for 4-H Shows (Horse Show has May 26th deadline)
- 4-H Archery at Panther Creek:
- 4-H Shotgun:
- 4-H Food Science Workshop: Hooray for Soufflés!
- 4-H Food Challenge Spin Clubs:
- Sangamon-Menard 4-H Federation
- Summer Job Opportunity:
- 4-H Show Books Online and Exhibitor Information
- Important County 4-H Exhibitor Information!
- 4-H Family Fun and Picnic
- Hey poultry people, want some free chicks?
- Clover Spotlight!
- Goat/Sheep Illinois State Fair weigh in May 13, 2017
- Metro 4-H presents “Freedom Celebration: End of the Year Finale!”:
- 4-H Annual Program Fee Reminder
- Illini Summer Academies
- 2017 4-H State Robotics Competition in Springfield
- Sangamon County Foundation Grant Program for 4-H Clubs and 4-H SPIN Clubs
- Youth Pork Quality Assurance (Required for Swine project members)
- Educator Corner: 4-H Builds Strong Families
- Best wishes from John Fulton!
- 4-H Metro Volunteer of the Month
- Metro 4-H YOUTH Spotlight: Judaea Hopson
- 4-H Calendar
4-H Archery at Panther Creek:
4-H Archery at Panther Creek: Sangamon-Menard Extension will be offering a series of six 4-H recreational archery sessions at Panther Creek Outdoor Archery Range, located at 1 W. Gilreath Road, Chatham, IL. Sessions will be on Wednesday evenings May 24, 31 & June 7, 14, 21 & 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Youth ages 8-18 as of September 1, 2016 are eligible to participate. Equipment is provided for those who need it. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced archers are welcome. Slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, and registration is required. Complete details and registration can be found online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4h/ in the Register Online section on the right side of the page.
(A second set of sessions for the summer will begin on July 26th; registration will be posted early June)
4-H Shotgun: 4-H Shotgun sessions have been planned for 2017. Youth who are ages 12-18 years old are eligible to participate. Sessions will be held at Lefthander's Gun Club, Loami, IL, from 6 p.m. until dark on the following Friday's: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7 & 14. The Shotgun Show will be held Friday, July 21.
Participants are not required to have their own gun or ammo to participate. Everyone should plan to use a 4-H gun and ammo at the first session, unless they are a past participant that has had their gun/ammo approved by 4-H volunteer instructors. New participants to the program that want to use their own gun/ammo can discuss that option with instructors at the first session. Slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, and registration is required. Complete details and registration can be found online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4h/ in the Register Online section on the right side of the page.
4-H Food Science Workshop: Hooray for Soufflés!
4-H Food Science Workshop: Hooray for Soufflés! Come learn about the science behind cooking and create a delicious soufflé! This workshop is open to all youth ages 8 and older and will be held on Monday, June 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sangamon County Extension Office. Cost $8. This program will be led by Extension's Amy Rebbe and is limited to 10 participants. Register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms to reserve your spot!
4-H Food Challenge Spin Clubs:
4-H Food Challenge Spin Clubs: Do you like to whip up your own recipes? Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you dream of competing in one of those reality shows' cooking competitions? Why not join a 4-H Food Challenge Spin Club. The 4-H Food Challenge lets you work with a team of your friends to create a healthy food dish for judges. We will give you the raw ingredients and it is up to you and your team to create your food masterpiece and present it with a creative flair for the judge(s). Take the challenge with a team of three to six members; bring friends or come on your own to compete in this 4-H spin club. In addition to the confidence you will gain making creative dishes without a recipe, you could win prizes and awards for your presentation and your dish. Participants must be at least 11 years of age. Register for one of the three locations: June 28, 29, 30 from 9:00-Noon at Menard County Extension Office; July 19, 20, 21 from 9:00 – Noon at the Sangamon County Extension Office; August 7, 8, 9 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Sangamon County Extension Office at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/ No charge to current 4-H members; $20 4-H program enrollment fee for new to 4-H members.
Sangamon-Menard 4-H Federation
Sangamon-Menard 4-H Federation will be meeting in May at the Lincoln Memorial Gardens May 11th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for a tour and activity (weather depending). Contact Kathryn firstname.lastname@example.org 217-782-4617 if interested in joining. Open to 4-Hers 8th grade and older!
Summer Job Opportunity:
Summer Job Opportunity: The 4-H
Foundation is looking for reliable, hardworking teens as well as adult
Assistant Managers to work this summer in the 4-H Food Stand located on the IL
State Fairgrounds. Teens should be 14-19 years of age. 4-H membership and past
experience in the food stand are a plus, but not required.
Teens under the age of 16, must have a work permit. Applicants for Assistant Manager should have food service experience, be at least 21 years old, and have an Illinois food handler's license (or be willing to obtain one). For full consideration applications must be received by June 15th and be mailed to: University of Illinois Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit, c/o Sangamon County 4-H Foundation, 700 S. Airport Dr. Springfield, IL 62707. Please contact Abby Hunt (217) 971-1359 or Ethan Krone (217) 899-8976. Applications can be found on the Extension website under the printable forms tab http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4h/2064.html
4-H Show Books Online and Exhibitor Information
4-H Show Books Online: The 4-H Show Book is a full service guide for 4-H families, providing information about everything you need to know about this Summer's County 4-H Shows including: exhibit requirements for each project, eligibility requirements for exhibiting, rules, deadlines, map, and schedule of activities! View the Menard and Sangamon County Show Books at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4h/5133.html Several changes have been made this year to everything from exhibit requirements, to deadlines, rules, and the schedules, so PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!! A hard copy of the showbook can be viewed at the Extension Office.
Here are some highlights of changes that were made to 4-H General Project guidelines to keep us in line with State Fair exhibit requirements. The complete rules will be available in the Show Book
· Several new projects this year were added and are now in the showbook!
· All 4-H members ages 8 and up (as of September 1, 2016) are eligible for State Fair.
· There were changes this year to the list of projects that are eligible to advance on to State Fair; projects eligible for State Fair exhibit are accompanied by a SF class number.
· Ready4Life Challenge Exhibit: Our mission in 4-H is to empower and prepare youth for successful futures. Now, we've added an exhibit class that lets you show us what your future might be. Every project has a "Ready4Life Challenge" exhibit option. We created the challenge to encourage and recognize 4-H members who take their project to the next level by becoming experts on one or more of the careers related to the project or by starting a business using their project as the product, service, or tool of trade.
o Follow these steps:
§ Choose a project you are enrolled in and register for its Ready4Life class.
§ Prepare a physical/visual display representing your business, product, service, or career related to the project.
§ Be prepared to offer verbal or written explanation that shows your knowledge of the related career or business, historical and emerging trends, requirements for success in the field and an action plan for preparation that may include items such as an educational pathway plan, a resume, and/or business plan.
§ TIP! The judging for this class is MORE about your knowledge of the career/business side of the project and LESS about the skill in the project itself. For example, if you enter the Woodworking Ready4Life Challenge class, a judge will focus in on your knowledge of the woodworking business (training opportunities, your business plan, a portfolio of designs, etc.). Sure, they'll want to see something you've made, but that WON'T be the focus of their judging of the project.
Important County 4-H Exhibitor Information!
Important County 4-H Exhibitor Information!
This year ALL Menard and Sangamon 4-H general projects will be exhibited together
(The Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Poultry and Rabbit Shows will remain separate for this year)
· Public Speaking- The 2017 Sangamon-Menard 4-H Public Speaking/Foods Demonstration Contest will be held on Saturday July 8th beginning around 11 a.m. in the Adult Building. Participants who are also showing other general projects will be given priority judging for those projects.
· Clothing Show - All Sangamon and Menard Clothing & Textiles and Shopping in Style exhibits (regardless if they are a sewn or purchased wearable item, display board or sewn non-clothing item) will be judged Saturday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m. Fashion Revue will be judged on July 8th at the 4-H Style Show beginning at 9 a.m. in the Pavilion between check-in and general project judging.
· Aerospace exhibits – Both Sangamon and Menard members will exhibit at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin, on Saturday, July 8. Members should check their static exhibit in between 8-9 am, along with all other general project exhibits. The optional Rocket Launch will be held at 11:30 a.m., weather permitting.
· Small Pets/ Animal Science exhibits will show on Saturday, July 8, at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds as part of the General Project Show. This includes all Menard and Sangamon members enrolled in Small Pets, Vet Science, and any livestock projects or Dog/Cat where the member chooses to exhibit an Animal Science display board. Dog and Cat Show (live animal exhibits only) will be a Unit Show held in Lincoln on July 29.
· All other Menard and Sangamon general projects will be exhibited Saturday, July 8, at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin. Members will pick-up exhibit tags and check-in their projects from 8-9 am., and conference judging will begin at 9:30 a.m. after the conclusion of the Style Show.
· Conference judging is required this year for all general project exhibits. If a member has a conflict they must contact the Extension office by June 1 to make arrangement to conference judge ahead of time to be eligible for premiums, award consideration, or State Fair Delegate selection AND complete a form to display with their project at the 4-H Show.
· Menard County livestock will continue to be exhibited in 4-H classes during the Menard County Fair. Refer to the Menard County Show Book for entry information.
· Exhibit Tags – This year exhibit tags will not be distributed prior to the 4-H Show. Pre-printed tags will be available for members to pick-up at the shows. Please allow enough time to get your tags picked up and attached and have your project checked in on time. Most exhibits must have an exhibit tag, and all articles of the exhibit should be tagged with the exhibitor's information. Exhibits without tags will not be judged. Exhibit tags are not needed for the following projects: public presentations, all livestock, bicycle, dog showmanship, dog obedience, dog care, cat care. However, animal science displays will need an exhibit tag.
*** 4-H Show Registrations will all be online this year. Instructions are being mailed to each family. If you do not receive your letter and instructions by May 5th, please call the extension office. If you need assistance or access to a computer, There will be drop-in registration Help days at the Sangamon County Extension Office: Saturday, May 13th 9 a.m. to noon and on Monday, May 22nd from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. If other accommodation is required please contact the office to make an appointment. Entries due June 1st for all Sangamon livestock and Sangamon-Menard General Projects. Horse Show registrations are due May 26th and horse project members should have already received instructions via mail.
4-H Family Fun and Picnic
4-H Family Fun and Picnic: 4-H Foundation is hosting a Family Picnic at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, in the pavilion at the Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin following the General Project Show. All Menard and Sangamon County 4-H families are invited. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided for those who register by June 30th online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4h/ (If families want to come and bring a picnic lunch of their own, they can do so without pre-registering.)
Following the picnic will be 4-H Recognition and Family Fun Activities including: recognition of 4-H Scholarship Winners, Activities, and Games. One of the games that will be part of Family Fun will be Tug O' War. Any youth wanting to participate should show up the day of the event, (Saturday, July 8) at 12:30 pm at the scales by the livestock barns on the Sangamon County Fairgrounds. Teams will be formed from those present. We encourage spectators as well as participants to put the date on your calendar and check out details in the 4-H Show Book online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4hshows/
Hey poultry people, want some free chicks?Hey poultry people, want some free chicks? Searching for homes for chicks hatched through the
4-H Embryology program in local schools. If you are interested in providing a home for some free chicks and would like to be added to our contact list, contact Sharon Lounsberry email@example.com 217-782-4617.
· The North Sangamon 4-H Club was one of several Sangamon County clubs who presented at 4-H International Night in April at the Boys and Girls Club in Springfield! They presented on the country of Mexico.
· Sangamon-Menard Federation and Logan Ambassadors teamed up with other 4-Hers and families from our three counties to package 10,182 meals that are being donated to local food pantries to benefit our families and communities. This project was made possible through the partnership with Illini Fighting Hunger and with funding support from Evelyn Brandt Thomas and the Illinois 4-H Foundation.
· A snapshot from the Unit 16 4-H Horse Clinics where youth learned how to prep themselves and their horse for the horse show! Thank you to the Unit 16 Horse Committee Members!
· Galisa Day of the 4-H F.A.M.E. Club shares a fact about Bolivia at the 4-H International Night!
Goat/Sheep Illinois State Fair weigh in May 13, 2017
Goat/Sheep Illinois State Fair weigh in May 13, 2017: The weigh-in date at the Illinois State Fairgrounds will be held on May 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Contact person is Ed Whitcomb 217-415-2924. A full list of dates is available on the website under the 4-H Shows tab; these are the ONLY locations that 4-H and FFA members can weigh sheep and goats that will possibly be shown at this year's state fair http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4h/5133.html.
Metro 4-H presents “Freedom Celebration: End of the Year Finale!”:
Metro 4-H presents "Freedom Celebration: End of the Year Finale!": Come out and see what all of the Metro 4-H Clubs have been doing throughout the year! 4-Her's will be recognized for their participation and graduation from current clubs! This will be a FUN afternoon for everyone and all are invited! Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at the Abundant Faith Christian Center's Whittier Campus (2313 S. Whittier Ave. in Springfield). Questions? Contact Erica Austin, Youth Educator firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Annual Program Fee Reminder4-H Annual Program Fee Reminder - At the time of enrollment in 4-H Online some families indicated that they would be submitting the $20 per member annual program fee by check to the office, and several have not followed through with making the payment. Please make sure that you submit a check made out to U of I Extension to the Extension office. Please write the member's name(s) and 4-H annual program fee on the memo line so that the payment gets credited correctly.
Illini Summer Academies
NEW ACADEMIES, MODERN DORMS, EXTRA NIGHT: Experience college life at 4-H Illini Summer Academies: Registration is now open for the 2017 4-H Illini Summer Academies. Dates this year are Sunday June 25 through Thursday June 29.. This program offers teens the opportunity to explore the University of Illinois campus and many degree programs and careers. The cost of the Conference varies depending on which Academy of study you choose. Open to youth who have completed 8th grade by the conference and will be at least 14 by Sept. 1, 2017.
2017 4-H State Robotics Competition in Springfield
See a real humanoid robot and support your fellow 4-Hers at the 2017 State Robotics Competition in Springfield: THIS IS BIG. NAO, an advanced humanoid robot, will be one of the featured displays at this year's 2017 State 4-H Robotics Competition May 6 at the Orr Building on the state fairgrounds in Springfield. You don't have to know how to program a robot to have fun at this year's Illinois 4-H State Robotics Competition. This year's event is for the whole 4-H world! It is a perfect outing for your 4-H club! There is no cost to attend. More than 60 teams of 4-H members are expected to be competing! This year's robots will be in great shape… that's because the contest is all around healthy living! Watch as robots fill their plates with healthy meal choices and exercise to be fit for life. This statewide event is an opportunity for youth enrolled in 4-H robotics to demonstrate their learning, celebrate their accomplishments, and interact with others who share an interest in robotics. Participation is open to all 4-H members.
Sangamon County Foundation Grant Program for 4-H Clubs and 4-H SPIN Clubs
County Foundation Grant Program for 4-H Clubs and 4-H SPIN Clubs: The
Sangamon County 4-H Foundation Club/SPIN Grant is intended to provide funds in
support of activities and experiences that will enhance the values of learning,
leadership and service for 4-Her's involved in community clubs, special
interest clubs or Cloverbud clubs in Sangamon County. Clubs that submit a
completed application are eligible to receive up to $500.00 after approval by
the Sangamon 4-H Foundation Board. Each club in Sangamon County may apply once
per 4-H year.
Get the application here http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/sangamon4h/5338.html
Youth Pork Quality Assurance (Required for Swine project members)Swine Members! Youth Pork Quality Assurance ONLINE - Youth Pork Quality Assurance is required for any exhibitor showing Jr., Open, or Premiere barrows at the 2017 Illinois State Fair. Proof of PQA certification will be part of the Illinois State Fair entry forms. Keep in mind that the eligibility age for exhibiting at the IL State Fair is ages 8 and up as of September 1, 2016. The training is available online. Visit the website www.pork.org/pqa-plus-certification/ and choose "Youth PQA Plus – click here to certify online.
Educator Corner: 4-H Builds Strong Families
Families are crucial in the development of human competence and character. Research tells us that the family's influence is even greater than we have imagined. Families play a major role in how well children do in school, how well they perform on the job as adults, and how well they contribute to society in general. Families have the first and foremost influence on our development.
What makes families strong? In landmark research at the University of Nebraska by Drs. Stinnett and DeFrain, researchers agree that strong, healthy families have six traits in common. These traits have been found in families of different types, races, social backgrounds, nationalities, and religious beliefs. The traits are commitment, spending time together, express appreciation, communication, spiritual wellness and coping with stress positively.
When 1500 children were asked, "What do you think makes a happy family?" they did not list money, cars, or fine homes. They replied: doing things together. Members of strong families agree. They spend lots of time together — working, playing, attending religious services, and eating meals together. What you do is not as important, they say, as doing it.
4-H provides that structure that helps families prioritize time so that they can be together attending club meetings, planning projects and setting goals of what is to be accomplished this year. From the daily chores of caring for animal projects to planning and creating a quilt, preparing a family meal together from skills learned in a 4-H foods project, to building and launching a rocket. 4-H families spend time together creating projects and skills; thus, building a strong family. 4-H families spend as much time working together as playing. Through 4-H, families have some of their best and closest times working together.
What about quality versus quantity of time? Strong families realize the time they spend together needs to be good, quality time. It also needs to be sufficient; quality interaction is not likely to develop in a few minutes together. Preparing for 4-H contests and the county shows give a family the opportunity to spend that quality time together communicating, practicing, refining, and expressing appreciation to each other. At times 4-H can create stress for the family, but it also gives the family the opportunity to work out positive solutions and in looking back, they gain a sense of accomplishment in their success as a family to over-come stress and adversity. So in 2017, take time to look at how 4-H helps your family build your family strengths. Based on personal experience, 4-H helped our family make time to work together to accomplish our goals, communicate and develop skills that are used daily.
Best wishes from John Fulton!
A message from our now-former unit director…"After 36 plus years, I will be retiring on March 31. It's been quite a ride: 53 fairs in an official capacity, at least eight reorganizations, untold acres walked, trees evaluated, and thousands of animals tattooed… And, in the end, it's like the credit card commercial – priceless. The co-workers, youth, clientele, and volunteers have all made the ride a real pleasure. It's this unique combination which has made Extension a success for all of these years, and will continue this success into the future.
Retirement does come with some sadness, not because of second-guessing the decision, but it has been a job I have loved through the years. My wife, Sherry, is also retiring the same day, and we have our list: spending time with family and friends, getting some of those projects done around the farm and home, and doing some traveling. For these reasons, it is time to go a different direction.
I wish you nothing but the best for the future!" - John Fulton
4-H Metro Volunteer of the Month
Winston Taylor is the May/June 4-H Metro Volunteer of the Month. Winston owns his own Insurance Company entitled "Winston Taylor Insurance Agency." Winston has been a volunteer for a year. Winston is the 4H Leader for the 9-12th Grade Male Scholastic Achievement Group and does an Outstanding JOB! The young men really look up to him and it shows by their level of participation and coming back for each session. Winston's daughter is also a part of 4-H in the cooking class. Winston has been a lifesaver and came right on time when there was search to get more male volunteers in the metro program. He was sent for a reason and we are BLESSED to have him be a part of our 4-H family. 4-H is proud to honor Winston as the May/June volunteer of the month. Here are a few fun facts about Winston:
*What is your Favorite Color? ** Yellow
*What do you like to do in your free time? ** Between Running an office, 4 kids, and a wife…
I DON'T HAVE ANY FREE TIMEJ.
*What do you like to do with your family? ** We love going to math and science museums in
Chicago. We also look forward to our Friday Ritual of Eating pizza and watching movies.
* What is a goal you would like to achieve? ** I will become State Rep.
*Why do you choose to volunteer your time with 4-H? ** BECAUSE IM SCARED OF
* In your opinion what is the importance of being involved and volunteering?
** Not every young male has access to an AWESOME EXAMPLE like I did growing up.
*Is there anything else you would like to share? **I believe my boys are helping me to become
a better father to my children. Things are a lot different from when I was their age and as they open up in our sessions, it gives me a better view of what my kids will face as they grow.
Metro 4-H YOUTH Spotlight: Judaea Hopson
Hi! My name is Judaea Hopson. I attend Southeast High School in Springfield, IL and I am currently a sophomore. I have been participating in 4-H groups for the past 4 years. I am a part of 4-H Boom, Teens as Teachers, and Speaking for Illinois 4-H.
I enjoy 4-H because it is a good way to help teach you leadership skills and meet new people. It also helps to open new doors and set your path for the future. The Years I have been a part of 4-H, I have learned how to lead by example. I have better my public speaking as well as being able to speak with peers while working in groups.
Some advice I would give a peer about getting involved with 4-H is to make sure your involved in it as early as possible and how it will expose you to multiple opportunities.
4-H CalendarSee newsletter and website for registration and further details
(If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in advertised programs, please contact U of I Extension, 782-4617)
May 1 DEADLINE: QAEC due for all members in animal projects
May 6: State 4-H Robotics Competition, State Fairgrounds, Springfield
May 11: 4-H Federation meeting at Lincoln Memorial Gardens 5:30 p.m.
May 13: Sheep/goat tagging, Ilinois State Fairgrounds 9:30-11 a.m
May 13: Show Registration Help Drop-in 9 a.m. to noon at Sangamon Extension Office
May 15: DEADLINE: 2018 Teen Leadership Conference Planning Committee Applications
May 20: 4-H Day at the Cardinals, St. Louis, MO
May 22: Show Registration Help Drop-in 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sangamon Extension Office
May 24: 4-H Archery Sessions at Panther Creek begin
May 26 DEADLINE: Unit 16 Horse Show Registrations due
June 1 DEADLINE: 4-H Show Registrations due
June 2: 4-H Shotgun sessions at Lefthander's Gun Club begin
June 4-8: 4-H Memorial Camp Week 1
June 10-17: Illinois Delegation to Citizenship Washington Focus, Chevy Chase, MD
June 10: Metro 4-H End of Year Finale at Abundant Faith Christian Center, Whittier Campus
June 11-15: 4-H Memorial Camp Week 2
June 11: Unit 16 4-H Horse Show
June 12: Hooray for Soufles! 4-H Food Science Workshop, Sangamon Extension Office 6-8 p.m.
June 19: State Livestock Judging Contest, Urbana, IL
June 24: Sangamon-Menard 4-H Clothing Show, Sangamon Extension Office 10 a.m.
June 25-29 Illini Summer Academies
June 25-29: 4-H Memorial Camp Week 3
June 28, 29, 30: Menard County Office: 4-H Food Challenge SPIN Club 9 a.m.- noon
June 30-July 4: 4-H Memorial Camp Week 4
July 8: Sangamon-Menard 4-H General Project Show, Sangamon County Fairgrounds in New Berlin
July 8-9: Sangamon County 4-H Livestock Shows (see showbook for full schedule)
July 16-23: Illinois State Fair Junior Horse Show
July 18-22: Menard County 4-H Livestock Shows, Menard Co. Fairgrounds
July 19,20, 21: Sangamon County Office: 4-H Food Challenge SPIN Club (Option 1) 9 a.m.- noon
July 21: Sangamon-Menard 4-H Rifle, Shotgun, Air Pistol Exhibition at Lefthander's Gun Club
July 26: 4-H Archery Sessions at Panther Creek begin
July 29: Unit 16 Dog and Cat Shows Logan County Fairgrounds
July 19,20, 21: Sangamon County Office: 4-H Food Challenge SPIN Club (Option 2) 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
August 10-20: 2017 Illinois State Fair:
Sangamon-Menard general projects will show on Thursday August 10th
Junior Livestock Show schedule available online
August 21: Eclipse in Southern Illinois…check it out!
August 23: Sangamon-Menard 4-H Archery Exhibition at Panther Creek
September 9: State Archery Shoot, Panther Creek Bowhunters Archery Club, Chatham
September 16: State Shotgun Shoot, Brittany Shooting Park, Bunker Hill
September 30: State Rifle Shoot, CIPS Central Illinois Precision Shooters, Bloomington