The photo above is the direct result of the photo below. The soldiers were absolutely thrilled to receive the blankets and care packages that the 4-H'ers made for them.
4H members made six no-sew fleece knot blankets and a scarf that they plan to donate to military personnel serving overseas during the Christmas season.
Pictured in photo: back row (left to right) Heather Gilson, Bailey Miller, Kylie Philipps, Nathan Meeks, Morgan Wayman, Front Row, Lauren Philipps, Abigail Hinkle, and Kelly LaPlant
School seems like it has just begun, and 4-H members are already getting started on their Steer projects for the 2013 Citrus County Fair, March 24-30th. The Steer project for the Fair began on September 16th with a registration and educational meeting. Of the 70 exhibitors registered, 36 were 4-H members. The rest of the youth exhibitors are members of the FFA program.Read more
- What is 4H?
- 100 Years of Youth Development
- 4-H Foundation
- National 2010 Science Experiment 4-H20
- No-Sew Blankets
- Project Report (4-H Record Book) Appendices
- Stampede Rodeo (Coming in November)
- Standards of Excellence - Clover Awards
- Tropicana Speech
4-H is a Youth Development Organization that belongs to the members, their families and other interested adults who serve as volunteer leaders. Professional leadership is given to the program by Cooperative Extension Service faculty of the University of Florida. Support for 4-H programs is a joint effort of local county government, the University of Florida and the United States Department of Agriculture.
4-H is young people sharing, doing and learning together in all kinds of projects, events and activities in informal situations with guidance of their families and other volunteer adult leaders. Regardless of the structure, a 4-H group may involve 4-H families, neighbors, relatives and others. They will have fun learning and working together in the home, neighborhood and community.
Members choose projects that fit them and the places where they live. Group activities and events such as contests, trips, camps, fairs, shows and conferences provide additional opportunities and learning experiences.
Most 4-H clubs have meetings once or twice a month. During these business meetings, decisions are made relative to group sponsored activities, community service efforts, project opportunities, fund-raising efforts, etc.
How your children will benefit from 4-H:
Through the eyes of a youngster - a 4-H'er will:
- Learn, make, or do things that are appealing and are meaningful to them
- Make friends, belong to a group, and give and receive acceptance and affection
- Have a good time, which makes learning appealing and enjoyable