One of the fastest growing 4-H projects, the country ham project, will be accepting new members through Dec. 3. Participants learn the history behind curing hams, the process of curing and actually cure two hams for their project. A contract must be signed by both the parent and 4-H member agreeing to follow the project guidelines, which include giving a speech at the Kentucky State Fair. Contracts and the $55 fee are due to the Washington County Extension Office by Dec. 3.
There are only two weeks left to support the 4-H Teen Club, as they bring the Bluegrass Mystery Theater to Springfield to perform “Murder Under the Mistletoe.” Tickets are available from the extension office for the dinner and show. For additional information, contact the extension office at 336-7741.
4-H project clubs continue to accept new members. Many will close membership soon, so watch for deadlines. The Best Sewer’s in Town will hold their next session on Monday, Dec. 3, 3:30 p.m. at the extension office.
The 4-H Sharpshooters will continue their membership drive at their meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. Each family should bring a “finger food” for the holiday dinner. This will be the final meeting for new membership.
The 4-H Food Starts will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11 for a special holiday cooking lesson. This will be the final meeting for new membership.
Other clubs meeting in December will be the 4-H Young Riders on Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. and the 4-H Spurs & Furs on Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. both at the extension office.
The 4-H Holiday Craft and Food workshop is open to any 4-H member in Washington County. This year, the workshop will be on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 3:30-5 p.m. There is no cost for the event, however, there is registration deadline of Dec. 14 for those wishing to attend.
For more information on any 4-H activity, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.