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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
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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
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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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Over 100 attend 4-H Family Science Night

Over 100 people attended the 4th annual Montgomery County 4-H Family Science Night October 15. This year’s theme was “Drone Discovery” and many of the learning stations were related to the theme. Participants visited various hands-on learning stations. Attendees learned about the principles of flight and made a glider out of a foam plate, as well as a copter. 6th Grade science teacher, Joshua Hughes, from Litchfield Middle School, demonstrated how to make a “MakerBot”. Youth used the “MakerBot” to create a colorful piece of art.


 At the 3D printing station, run by 4-H members Gabe Dudek and Alex Miller, youth, as well as parents, could make their own 3D design and see a 3D printed drone. There were two computer programming stations available. Volunteers Merle Imler and Dr. Barb Mulch taught older students to program a drone flight path over Montgomery County. 4-H member Emma Hughes worked with younger students to help them program a computer for the first time. Local drone hobbyists, John Galer and Dave Imler, demonstrated how to operate a drone and did flight demonstrations. The drone flight demonstrations proved to be a crowd favorite, and always had a large crowd to watch. 


If you are interested in programs offered by 4-H, visit the 4-H website at  or call the Montgomery County Extension office 217-532-3941 or by emailing  4-H needs volunteers willing share their knowledge with young eager learners.  If you are interested in volunteering to teach a workshop or course please contact Elisha Hughes at the Extension office.

     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.



Local Contact: Elisha Hughes, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,