“Take a Break for Health” is the theme for February’s Kentucky 4-H Health Month. Families can work together to help live a healthier lifestyle not only in February but for 2013! There are several core areas that you can consider planning family activities around: physical activity, safety, healthy eating and personal development.
Physical activity can be to have a hula hoop contest, dance together, have a jump rope contest, set up an obstacle course or play a game such as twister. Safety might include making a family plan on what to do in case of losing electricity, plans in case of a fire, flood or tornado. Healthy eating can be fun activities such as creating healthy afterschool snacks, planning, shopping and cooking nutritious meals on the weekend. Personal development activities might include researching Washington County and Kentucky history or anything new that the family can learn together. It’s important for everyone “To Take a Break for Health” and I hope each 4-H member and family will do so!
With the jonquils and crocuses breaking through the ground and blooming, most people are thinking about spring. Washington County 4-H is no different and the 4-H gardening club, the 4-H Seed Sprouters, will hold their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m. at the extension office. 4-Her’s that want to learn the basics of vegetable and flower gardening and how to start their spring and summer gardens, will want to attend. The club fee will help provide the supplies for the club meetings. We would like for anyone interested to contact the extension office by Friday, Feb. 22 so we can prepare information for the club meeting.
Once a year, Washington County 4-H members are asked to help with the county-wide 4-H fundraiser, selling World’s Finest Candy bars. The sale will begin Monday, Feb. 25 and will run through the month of March. 4-H members can pick up a box of candy at the extension office or during their project club meetings. Proceeds will help fund 4-H awards and recognition as well as programming for 2013.
4-H Activity and Meeting Reminders
The 4-H Chili Supper to support the 4-H Camp Scholarship fund will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at the Washington County Extension office. Drive thru will be available. Contact the Washington County Extension Office for tickets and information at 336-7741.
The Best Sew-ers in Town 4-H Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the extension office.
The 4-H Hooves and Horns will meet on Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. This will be a potluck dinner and program.
The 4-H Teen Club will sponsor the first of two Women’s Safety Classes on Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Four Dragons Martial Arts Academy. Those planning to participate should arrive between 6:15 and 6:25 p.m. to register and be ready to begin at 6:30 p.m. The class is open for all ages from middle school to adult. Anyone under 18 must have a parent sign a waiver.