National 4-H Week Observed

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National 4-H Week Observed

National 4-H Week will be observed October 1-7, 2017.  Our theme for the week and for the 2017-2018 4-H Year is “4-H – Join the Team, Change the World!”

Our Saline County 4-H program continues to grow and expand and members and adult volunteers are busy living up to the 4-H motto, “To Make the Best Better”.

There will be 4-H displays in various locations throughout Saline County in honor of National 4-H Week.  Contact information is included in each display.  Please call one of our 4-H clubs or call Nancy at the University of Illinois Extension office at 618-252-8391 to find out more about Saline County 4-H.

Or stop by our Saline County University of Illinois Extension office at 912 S. Commercial Street in Harrisburg to talk to one of our staff members.  We are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tune in to WEBQ radio, 102.3 FM, during National 4-H Week to hear the public service announcements that members and adult volunteers previously recorded.  Thank you WEBQ for your support of Saline County 4-H.

This week is a great time to recruit new members.  We encourage each 4-H member to wear your 4-H t-shirt to school this week.  Tell a friend about 4-H and the projects you exhibited at the fair this year. Invite a friend to attend your next 4-H club meeting.  4-H – The Fun Starts Here!

Window Contest

Clubs participating in the National 4-H Week Display contest are reminded to have your window displays completed for judging by Sunday, October 1st.  The displays should remain in place until October 7th, the end of National 4-H Week.

Our theme this year is “4-H – Join the Team, Change the World!”  Rules for the contest were in the September 4-H newsletter or are available at the Extension office.

Individual 4-H members who would like to design a poster for National 4-H Week should follow the same guidelines for the Window Display.

Don’t forget to call the Extension office to notify us of your display or poster location.  Prizes for the top three displays and a prize for the winning poster will be awarded at Achievement Night, to be held on Monday, October 16, 2017, at the Harrisburg Middle School Cafeteria.

Achievement Night Committee to Hold Planning Meeting

The Saline County 4-H Achievement Night Committee will hold a short meeting on Monday, October 2, 2017.  At this meeting, members will plan the decorations, food and program for our Annual Achievement Night to be held in October.

Committee members are asked to come with ideas that relate to our chosen theme, “4-H – Join the Team, Change the World!”.

National Youth Science Day Experiment û Incredible Wearables

It’s almost National 4-H Week and time again to explore the new 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment – Incredible Wearables!  Join us on Monday, October 2nd, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the U of I Extension office at 912 S. Commercial St. in Harrisburg.

This experiment gives young people the opportunity to use the engineering design process to build a wearable fitness tracker that will help people lead healthier lifestyles.  Along the way, young people will learn how circuits, sensors and health data can be blended with fashion to create a viable, wearable tech product.

This experiment is sure to wow participants.  Please RSVP to 618-252-8391 if you can make it!

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