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Montgomery County
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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
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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

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4-H Olympics Return To Christian County Fair

TAYLORVILLE, IL - The eyes of the world may be turning to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but in Taylorville the center of Olympic spirit was the 2nd Annual 4-H Olympics held on July 28 at the Christian County Fair. This is the second year the 4-H Olympics has returned after years of hiatus. The event attracted 50 participants. Those who participated could compete in a hula hoop circle relay, water cannon challenge, and a wet sponge relay.  Everyone also enjoyed at treat of watermelon and the event ended with a massive group water balloon fight. 


Christian County 4-H Program Coordinator, Alicia Gullidge said, “I’m so pleased to see such a good turnout this year.  They had a really great time and it was nice seeing the kids from different clubs getting to know each other.”  She added, “We also had 4-Hers of all ages come out.  I think the kids had a pretty good time.” 


For more information about 4-H, please contact Alicia Gullidge, Christian County 4-H Program Coordinator, at the Extension office in Taylorville by phone 217-287-7246, or email at, or online at: 


University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.



PICTURE CAPTION: (L to R) Hailey Hanson, Laura Wayman, Norah Curtin, Cole Paulek, & Waylon Paulek pass a hula hoop in the hula hoop circle relay at the 4-H Olympics.

Local Contact: Alicia Gullidge, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,