We appreciate everyone who attended and supported the first 4-H chili supper at the Washington County Extension Office last Thursday night. The Washington County Homemakers, along with several 4-H families, provided the homemade cookies and brownies. Several local businesses supported the event with supplies and discounts. The proceeds will go toward camp scholarships this summer.
During the chili supper, a slide show of camp photos dating back to Bingham 4-H Camp at Tatham Springs was shown. It was fun to reminisce with some that were there about the years they attended 4-H Camp. Although some things have not changed about 4-H Camp, such as swimming, boating, archery, riflery, crafts and nature class, a lot has been added such as the climbing wall, zip lining, low ropes challenge course, pool slide and new classes that involve science and other timely topics. Washington County camps at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Center which is the largest of the four 4-H camps in Kentucky. Again this year, 4-H members that submit their pre-camp registration form and deposit by April 15 will have their name entered for a drawing of a $50 Walmart card. Pre-camp forms were located in the January and February 4-H newsletters or can be picked up at the Washington County Extension Office. Washington County will camp with LaRue, Meade, Russell and Taylor counties, June 25-28. For more information on 4-H Camp, contact the extension office at 336-7741.
High School 4-H members also sold bowls for the Empty Bowl project during the chili supper. Money raised through the Empty Bowl program will go to organizations that help feed people in need. Many supported this effort and purchased bowls Thursday night.
4-H members need to make sure they have on their calendar the Invitational Livestock Judging Contest this Saturday, Mar. 9 at the Washington County Stockyards, 4-H Best Sew-er’s in Town Club on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the extension office , 4-H Sharpshooters Club on Monday, Mar. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office and WCES Afterschool 4-H on Thursday, Mar. 14.
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