More than 6 million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Lincoln County 4-H utilizes National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community.
To kick off National 4-H Week, Lincoln County 4-H and UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development will be holding 4-H Project Discovery Day on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Lincoln County Service Center in Merrill. Project Discovery Day is a day for 4-H and other community youth to learn new skills and have fun exploring the many opportunities the 4-H program in Lincoln County offers. Throughout the week, area 4-H clubs and families will be putting up displays in various locations in the county to promote 4-H and celebrate National 4-H Week. Sixteen 4-H members submitted posters for the National 4-H Week Poster Contest conducted by the 4-H Board of Directors that will be on display in the lower level of the Lincoln County Service Center during the week. To wrap up and continue the celebration the annual 4-H Recognition Banquet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Ed and Sharon’s where we will recognize the accomplishments of youth and service by our adult volunteers for the past 4-H year.
In Lincoln County, more than 500 youth and 170 adults are involved in our 13 community 4 H clubs and five after school 4-H clubs. If you are interested in learning more about 4-H or want to get involved in Lincoln County 4-H, please contact Debbie or Amanda at the UW-Extension office at (715) 539-1072 or visit our website at http://lincoln.uwex.edu/ or subscribe to the Lincoln County 4-H Blog http://fyi.uwex.edu/lincolncounty4h/ for up to the minute 4-H news.
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension in partnership with local, state and federal government in each Wisconsin county.