4-H enrollment under way for 2010-11

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4-H column by Misty Wilmoth

By Misty Wilmoth

4-H enrollment is under way for 2010-11. School club meetings are being held for fourth and fifth graders. These students have the opportunity to sign up and participate in 4-H at school.

However, 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18. All current members must complete a new 4-H enrollment form each year in order to remain a member. 4-H Cloverbud activities are also available for 5 to 8 year olds. The 4-H year goes from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

Enrollment forms are available at the Extension Service office and http://ces.ca.uky.edu/larue/4HYouthDevelopment. Click on “4-H Enrollment” from the left hand column of items.

When completing the form, members may select from a variety of 4-H projects and activities. Members may also wish to be involved in 4-H through one of our many 4-H Project Clubs including: Shooting Sports, Wranglers Horse Club, Dog Club, Photography Club, Gardening Club, Cooking Club, Livestock Club, Poultry Club and the Rabbit Club. Other clubs may be started with the help of volunteer club leaders.

Volunteers needed

4-H is always in need of volunteers to help expand the program to the youth of LaRue County. We are in need of volunteers to help lead 4-H school club meetings and to help with other 4-H activities and events throughout the year.

Also, if a volunteer would like to start a 4-H Woodworking Club, that would be a possibility. If you are interested in volunteering with 4-H in any way, please call me at 358-3401. In order to work directly with youth, you must complete an application and background check.

With more 4-H volunteers, we can reach more youth. Consider making a commitment to the youth of LaRue County.