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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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Macoupin County 4-H Kids-n-Culture Camp enhances cultural awareness

The University of Illinois Extension-Macoupin County 4-H program offered a one day Kids-n-Culture Camp on July 19 at the Extension Office in Carlinville. Youth learned about customs, cultures, and geography of Costa Rica and South Korea during their adventure. Guest speakers were invited to share their knowledge and cultural experiences with the group. Elisha Hughes of Hillsboro was on hand to share with the group about the South Korean culture and her experiences traveling abroad. She brought in some traditional items, pictures, decorations and foods to share with youth.  Lydia Fulton of Worden prepared much fun for the kids to teach them about Costa Rica and her time spent their through the 4-H Exchange program.  During this program, youth created cultural art projects, played games, and tried ethnic foods.


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

University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at or contact your local 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.



Photo Captions: Participants from the 2017 4-H Kids In Culture Program: (Front) Brady Roberts, Bryce Huff, Charlee Dugger, Paige Roberts, Lily Melton, Carson Trimm, Kayleigh Trimm, Wyld Gilmore, Gracie Melton, Trenton Bostick, Weston Sudduth, Rachel Leggett (Back) Rueben McMillin, Braylee Gilmore, Allie Helling, Logan Helling, Ariyah Stuemke, Lydia Fulton, Kylee McMurray, Darcy Cummings, Leaira Armentrout, Aaron Herring, Trace Cummings


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