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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

Macoupin County Youth Participate in 4-H Cupcake Decorating Workshop

Youth from Macoupin County participated in a 4-H Cupcake Decorating Workshop sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension-Macoupin County. Youth learned basic cake decorating skills and tried their hand at decorating their own cupcakes. Karla Keene of Shipman led the group through hands-on activities using icing tips to make different patterns and offered expert advice for the youth to decorate their final cupcakes to take home. Karla is a 40 year veteran of the art and was able to show off some of the beautiful work she has done for weddings and theme parties. Youth were also given a decorating starter set including icing tips and bags to practice their techniques at home.


For more information on this program or youth programs in Macoupin County please contact the Extension office at 217-854-9604 or go online to

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,