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4-H in Cumberland County

4-H in Cumberland County

4-H Week

March 4-10, 2018

Theme: Chill Out with 4-H 

Chill Out with 4-H a huge success!

Cumberland County 4-H celebrated the 2018 4-H Week March 4-10. The goal of the week-long festivities is to celebrate 4-H members, leaders, and volunteers; make the community more aware of what 4-H has to offer; and show appreciation to area businesses that help make 4-H possible in our community. This year’s theme was “Chill Out with 4-H.”

 Federation members kicked off the week by taking Chris Clover to visit businesses in the community to spread the word about 4-H week. He took pictures and showed what 4-H could offer to new members. Members also decorated windows with window chalk in local businesses of the community to spread awareness about 4-H week.

 Sunday began with a Leaders’ Banquet held at the Events by MLB to thank and recognize the 4-H club leaders, livestock superintendents, and Jr. leaders. 4-H continues to be vibrant because of all the amazing volunteers that make it happen!

 Monday was the Window Display Judging. The five area clubs put together 4-H displays in local business windows to help spread the word about the different projects, workshops, and opportunities 4-H in Cumberland County offers. The following are the results of the window display contest:

Liberty Hill Rangers – 1st, Hurricane Hustlers – 2nd, Springpoint Rebels – 3rd

 Tuesday members participated in a fleece tie blanket workshop. Members made seven blankets that wwere donated to DCFS for at-risk children.

 Wednesday was promote 4-H and wear 4-H apparel day. Older 4-H Members also visited Cumberland Grade School to speak to 3rd-5th graders about how they can be involved in 4-H.

 On Thursday, 4-H members showed their appreciation to local businesses by delivering treats to thank them for their continuous support.

 On Friday, older members from Neoga spoke to elementary kids at Neoga Grade School about how they could be involved in 4-H. Friday night members attended the 4-H dance at the Greenup Municipal Building. Members voted on 4-H royalty, enjoyed delicious food, and made little crafts to take home. The following were elected as the new 4-H Royalty: Jame Ryder, Josie Brown, Ross Ryder, and Gracie Dittamore.

 4-H Week came to a close Saturday as members enjoyed bowling at Silver Dollar Lanes in Effingham.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the week’s events! We greatly appreciate everyone’s support for our local 4-H program.