Saline County 4-H News

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4-H Horse & Pony Committee to Meet
The Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony Committee will meet on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension office.
The committee will be electing officers, reviewing the 2017 4-H Horse & Pony Show, discussing changes to the Horse & Pony Rules pages of the 2018 Saline County 4-H Handbook, and discussing upcoming 2018 4-H horse events and related activities. All newly appointed committee members and any other interested 4-H members or volunteers are welcome to attend.
Federation Cosmic Bowling
The Saline County 4-H Federation is sponsoring an evening of Cosmic Bowling at Ross Cottom Lanes on Friday, February 16. All 4-H club members and adult volunteers are invited to join us from 6:00 ñ 8:00 p.m. to bowl a game or two and meet some 4-H members from other counties.
Members are encouraged to increase their club membership by inviting a friend to bowl and to find out about 4-H. Saline County 4-H participants will again be joined by 4-H youth and adults from the other counties in our six-county unit – Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, and White.
The cost is $3.50 per game, per person. Donít forget to bring additional money for refreshments that evening.
In order for us to have enough lanes reserved, club leaders or individual families must call the Extension office at 252-8391 by Friday, February 9, to RSVP.
Farm Credit Illinois Community Improvement Grants
Looking for funding support to conduct community service outreach in your area? Farm Credit Services Illinois is ready to help Illinois 4-H clubs and FFA Chapters bring positive and visible change to Illinois communities.
Fifty $400 Community Improvement Grants are available to assist club members in being positive change agents by making their local communities better places to live.
Eligible clubs are those located in one of the counties served by Farm Credit Services Illinois. This includes 14 Extension Units in Southern and Central Illinois representing 60 counties. U of I Extension Unit 24 serving Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline, and White counties is included in this group.
Applications are due by February 28, 2018. Apply online at: http://www.farmcreditIL.com.

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