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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

Jersey County 4-H Recycled Art Workshop—Just In Time for the Holidays!

Youth grades 3-5 are invited to participate in this new 4-H workshop!

(Do not have to be 4-H member to attend) Adults are invited as well!

Make an ornament out of recycled bags. Local artist, Sarah Neal will be introducing PLARN. Plarn is short for "plastic yarn." Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of yarn to crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, ornaments and more!

We will be meeting on Saturday, December 17. The workshop will run from 9 to 11 a.m. in Barr Housing Community Room located at 463 South Arch in Jerseyville. All materials will be provided. The cost for attending is $5. Please make all checks payable to Sarah Neal. An online registration is available at:

For more information about this program, contact the Jersey County Extension Office at 618-498-2913 and ask for Judy Benz, 4-H Program Coordinator or email . To keep up with 4-H happenings in Jersey County, including this workshop, check us out on Facebook


Local Contact: Judy Benz, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,