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April Knoblett
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Phone: 618-546-1549
FAX: 618-544-3222

Jessie L. Crews
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
15493 N State Hwy 1
Marshall, IL 62441
Phone: 217-826-5422
FAX: 217-826-8631

Elizabeth Will
Office Support Associate
University of Illinois Extension
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Phone: 618-546-1549
FAX: 618-544-3222

Crawford County 4-H

Crawford County 4-H

4-H and other youth programs give kids a chance to develop life skills that will help them succeed in life. 4-H members explore projects that interest them, and they gain leadership, citizenship and public speaking skills. Schools can also request 4-H programs that help them meet state goals for learning.  Call the Extension Office at 618-546-1549 for more information about Crawford County 4-H or contact one of the below leaders: 

Local 4-H Clubs and Leaders:


Annapolis Club-Ashley Shelton - 618-554-1681; Jennifer Smith


Oblong 4-H Clovers–Jessica Ault - 618-843-0201; Sarah Poehler - 618-553-8117

1st Wednesday of month at Oblong Community Building  


Oblong Clover Stars– Shanna Alexander - 618-562-2327; Kaitlyn Knollenbuerg - 618-553-4488

 2nd Wednesday of the month at Oblong Community Building 



Prairie Pals – Laura Collier - 618-586-2928 or 618-586-2928; Niki Staley - 618-553-0975

 1st Wednesday of the month at Palestine First Presbyterian church basement.


Trailblazers – Lauren Gullett - 618-562-0604; Jodi Draper - 618-563-4032 or 618-562-0103

1st Monday of the month, Crawford County Extension Office

Twisters - Jennifer Snyder - 618-421-5494; Jeron Harris

2nd Tuesday of the Month at Crawford County Extension Office


 Zion County Kids –Josh & Danielle Adams - 618-553-1914;

3rd Monday of the month at Zion Church


Crawford Co. Cloverbuds (5-7 Yr. olds) - Jennifer Smith - 618-559-7961

3rd Tuesday of the month, Oblong


SPIN CLUBS:                                    

 Shooting Sports Archery (Trimble) Robert & Sara Rayhel 618-563-4648

 Meets every Thursday; Group 1 - 5:30 PM; Group 2 - 6:30 pm (fall session) at Buckskin Legacy


Jr. Master Gardeners  (Robinson)Jacqui Hollensbe, 239-220-1438

Meet at the Crawford County Forest Preserve.  Phone the Extension Office for complete meeting details - 618-546-1549

Cooking For Kids - Crawford Co. Extension  618-546-1549; Meets one full day in June.