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4-H news for the holidays

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By Roberta Hunt

Last week, I wrote about families spending time together, and one way was to be creative while cooking together in the kitchen.

Another way is to decorate together for the holidays, whatever your tradition might be.  

Over Thanksgiving, I experienced visiting a farm market that sells fresh greenery and beautiful trees with my family.  Just getting out in the countryside and seeing live trees and wreaths made me appreciate the approaching holiday season.  

Whatever your holiday tradition, spending time together in the simplest of ways can build memories of a lifetime.

Washington County 4-H would like to help youth build memories by learning life skills through participating in 4-H projects and activities.  

Upcoming meetings and activities through the end of the year include: Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Washington Co. Extension Office, final membership meeting for the Sharpshooters 4-H Club; Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m., WCEO, Young Riders 4-H Club; Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Spurs & Furs 4-H Club and Dec. 18, 3:15 p.m., 4-H Holiday Workshop.   

The 4-H Holiday Workshop is open to all youth, who are asked to pre-register by calling 336-7741 no later than Friday, Dec. 13 so supplies can be confirmed.

The final day for joining 4-H for the school year will be Monday, Dec. 23.   Applications are available from the Washington County Extension Office. The weekend of Nov. 21-24 was outstanding for six WCHS 4-H members.  

The six attended the State 4-H Issues Conference held at the Kentucky 4-H Leadership Center located on Lake Cumberland where they learned organization, communication and leadership skills to bring back to use on the local level.

Attending the conference were Gwen Campbell, Brittany Greenwell, Mary Beth Begley, Gaubrie Humphress, Ciara Bishop and Morrison Smith.  

The 150 in attendance from across the state studied issues affecting youth today such as teen stress, money and finances, alcohol and drugs, dating and relationships and others. 

Congratulations to these six for attending the conference.

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