Forty-nine youth from throughout Lincoln County were at the Lincoln County Service Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, where they participated in a variety of 4-H project sessions as part of Project Discovery Day. Youth participated in session on topics such as cake decorating, electricity, painting, sewing, STEM and much, much more. Sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association and University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development in Lincoln County, Project Discovery Day is designed to provide youth in 5-year-old kindergarten and older, a chance to discover what they can learn and do in 4-H. This event is open to all youth and 4-H members are encouraged to bring a friend. In addition to the youth sessions, seven adults participated in the new volunteer orientation session to become 4-H adult leaders.
During the day, sessions youth and adults participated in were led by the following 4-H adult and community volunteers and University of Wisconsin-Extension staff members: Yvette and Pat Chieves, Jessica Gruetzmacher, Brian and Cherie Hafeman, Becky Kludy, Beth Krueger, Fern Langhoff, Caroline Lemke, Dan Marzu, Debbie Moellendorf, Amy Steffens, Heidi Sturzenegger, Laurie Woller and Melissa Yates.
Another 4-H Project Discovery Day is being planned for spring in Tomahawk. Watch for more information and registration materials in late January/early February.
Now is a great time to enroll in Lincoln County 4-H as a youth member or adult leader. There are 12 active community 4-H clubs and six after school clubs in Lincoln County. You can pick up a 2017-18 Lincoln County 4-H Enrollment and Project Guide at the T.B. Scott Library, Tomahawk Library, and the UW-Extension office located in the Lincoln County Service Center. Or you will find information about enrolling in Lincoln County 4-H on the Lincoln County UW-Extension website at http://lincoln.uwex.edu/. If you have questions about 4-H in Lincoln County, please contact the Lincoln County UW-Extension office at 715-539-1072.
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development is part of the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, with more than 150,000 youth in urban, suburban and rural settings involved with 4-H and other UW-Extension youth programs in the state’s 72 counties. Wisconsin 4-H’s 16,000 adult volunteers serve as mentors and role models who provide a safe, interactive place for youth to take risks, practice their independence and master new skills. Adults who volunteer for 4-H learn and strengthen skills that help them in the workplace and to become better connected to their communities. Find out more about Wisconsin 4-H at http://4h.uwex.edu/.
UW-Extension offers timely access to University of Wisconsin research and knowledge through educational colleagues in 72 county offices, on five 4-year campuses and within three tribal nations, offering educational programs that address the important issues of individuals, families, businesses and communities. Find your county extension office at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/.