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Several 4-H activities upcoming

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By Roberta Hunt

4-H members can kick off the new year by getting involved in several upcoming activities.  

4-H members can let their creative side shine by participating in the District 5 4-H Poetry Contest.  

The rules for the contest were in the January  4-H newsletter and can be picked up at the extension office or accessed from the 4-H webpage, http://washington.ca.uky.edu.

Poems must be the original work of the 4-H member and must be titled.  The poem can be on any subject.

Poems must be submitted to the extension office by Monday, Feb. 24. They must be accompanied by the 4-H Poetry Contest Statement of Authenticity.

Top poems will be submitted for district competition and will be printed in the D5 4-H Poetry Book. We hope that many talented Washington County youth will participate.

The next activity is a two-day workshop, “Cake Decorating with Butter cream Icing” on Feb. 11 and 17, beginning at 3:30 p.m. both days at the extension office.   

There is a cost for the two-day workshop and 4-Her’s will go home with cake decorating supplies and a finished cake.  

The class limit will be six 4-Her’s and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Kentucky 4-H Summit is the only event that 4-H puts on that is just for middle school youth.  

The three-day conference is held at the KY Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky.  

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders that attend from across the state will gain leadership skills, take workshops and have some serious fun. There will also be games and a dance during the weekend.

Washington County youth interested will attend March 27-29.

There is a cost with 4-H paying the remainder of the conference fee. The deadline to register for the conference will be Feb. 17.  

Applications are available from the extension office.

The annual countywide 4-H fundraiser will begin on Monday, Feb. 10 with 4-H members selling World’s Finest Candy.  

4-H members may pick up the candy at their February Club meetings or may come by the extension office beginning the morning of Feb. 11.   

The fundraiser helps fund county-wide 4-H events and activities as well as providing awards and recognition.

Next week’s 4-H project meetings include the Hooves and Horns 4-H Club on Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office, the Food Stars 4-H Club on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m. at the extension office and The Best Sew-ers in Town 4-H Club on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the extension office.

For questions on any 4-H event or activity, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.