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4-H'ers attend conference

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By Roberta Hunt

Eight Washington County 4-H high school members attended the State 4-H Issues Conference Nov. 19-22 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Center.  Those attending were Mary Kutter, Mason McIntosh, Naz Taylor, Russell Hardin, Charlie Brewer, Brenda Begley, Emily White and Madeline Wharton.  While there, the delegates studied various issues affecting teens today and how to address those issues in their own community.  Mary Kutter served as one of the youth co-chairs for the conference.  This was the second year Mary had served on the planning committee.  Only six youth are selected each year to serve on the committee and only two are selected to come back a second year to serve as co-chairs of the committee.  This year, Charlie Brewer was interviewed and selected to serve on the planning committee for the 2010 conference.  

4-H Teen Club members will be holding their second annual Coffee House on Friday, Dec. 4  from 8-11 p.m. at the Wesley House in Springfield.  Besides coffee, hot chocolate and desserts, there will be entertainment which includes an Open Mike session and live entertainment.  The cost to attend is $5 and each member may invite two high students that are not involved in 4-H to attend.  Permission forms are required and are available from the extension office.  All forms and fees are due no later than the 4-H Teen Club meeting on Friday, Dec. 4, 10:50 a.m. at the high school.

\For more information on 4-H activities and programs for high school students, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.

UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

The 4-H Sharpshooters will be meeting on Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office.  This will be the final meeting to join the club prior to the county shooting sports membership deadline of Dec. 23.   Each member should bring a snack to share and a 2 liter drink.  All tickets for the annual giveaway are due at the meeting for the official drawing.

4-H Sewing project members will be going on a field trip to select material and patterns on Saturday, Dec. 12. The group will leave at 9:00 a.m. from the Extension Office.  Any 4-H member who is interested in sewing is invited to attend.  A parent is required to attend or to arrange for travel to Danville.  Contact the extension office at 336-7741 for complete details.

The 4-H Hooves and Horns Club invites members and anyone interested in joining the livestock club to attend their December movie and fun night on Monday, Dec. 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Every family should bring a snack to share, a 2 liter drink and a gag gift to trade.  There will also be a movie, popcorn and board games.  The entire family is invited to attend.

The 4-H Spurs & Furs will hold their December meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the extension office.  New members are invited to join the rabbit and poultry club. This will be a dinner meeting with members bringing a vegetable, salad or dessert and a 2 liter drink.  The meat will be provided.  Those attending should bring can goods to be donated to a local pantry.

The 4-H Young Riders December meeting has been changed to Friday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office.  Members and any 4-Her interested in joining should bring a snack to share, a 2 liter drink and a horse related gift ($10 value) wrapped.

The final date to join 4-H for the current year is Dec. 23.  Registration forms are available from the extension office or by calling 336-7741.