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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

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Jersey County 4-H Dog Grooming Workshop - Howling Success!

Recently Jersey County 4-H offered its first ever hands-on dog-grooming workshop. The program proved popular with over 20 youth and parents attending. Participants learned basic techniques of dog grooming. Libby Darr and Kayla DeUel of Jersey Calhoun Veterinary Hospital presented the program. The question and answer session allowed the kids to ask question about their puppies, some of which were new and some who have been family pets for some time.

Libby brought her Miniature Border Collie, Neo, to demonstrate how to brush the coat, and what tools work  best for different breeds of dogs. Kayla demonstrated on her dog, Daisy, teeth brushing and nail trimming techniques. Each participant took home a grooming brush and toy for their favorite puppy.

For more information about the 4-H Program contact the Extension office at (618)-498-2913 and ask for Judy Benz, 4-H Program Coordinator or email 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,