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4-H has something for everyone

By By Beth Randall / 4-H youth agent
Aug. 4, 2002
It really has been a busy summer. 4-H'ers have been to contests, horse shows, meetings and much more. I don't know about them, but I am tired!
Now it is time to begin the new 4-H Club year. This is the perfect time to join a 4-H club.
The 4-H Cloverleaf Club is for children 5-7 years old. Club members learn about insects, plants, cooking, animals and much more. The club's first meeting of the new year will be Aug. 12, from 4 p.m.-5 p.m., at the Lauderdale County Extension Office. To register, call the 4-H Office at 482-9764.
If you enjoy horses, you will want to join the 4-H Horse Club. The Horse Club is for young people 8-18 years old. You don't even have to own a horse to participate. For more information, call Justin at 482-9764.
The 4-H Personal Development Club is for young people 8-13 years old. These 4-H'ers learn about community service, hair care, skin care, modeling and much more. This club meets the second Thursday of each month at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility conference room.
The 4-H Photography Club is for youth ages 8-18 interested in improving their photography skills. This club will meet Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Wayne Rawson Portrait Studio.
The 4-H Pet Club will hold its first meeting Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m., at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility conference room.
We are also pleased to have a Junior Master Gardner 4-H Club in our county led by Cathy Bator. This club will resume meetings in September and focus on hands-on activities related to plants.
4-H also has clubs in the following communities: Lauderdale, Center Hill-Obadiah and Causeyville.
Community 4-H Clubs are open to youth ages 8-18. If your community doesn't have a 4-H club, you get one started. It is as simple as giving me a call. Most clubs meet monthly. It is tons of fun and you will be giving back to your community.
All 4-H clubs participate in community service projects and contests. 4-H emphasizes leadership, citizenship, public speaking and self-esteem.
There is one more type of club the 4-H School Club. We had some terrific school clubs last year and will be organizing several more this year. If you are a teacher interested in having 4-H in your classroom, give me a call.
If you need more information, call the Lauderdale County Extension Office at 482-9764. For information on livestock or the horse club, ask for Justin Rodgers.
For information on the other project clubs or community clubs ask for Beth. We will be glad to tell you all about 4-H. Perhaps you don't live in Lauderdale County. That is not a problem. Call the Extension Service in your county and ask for the agent in charge of 4-H. There is a 4-H program in all counties in our state.
Now is a great time to join!
The 4-H County Council will meet Aug. 21, from 4 p.m.-5 p.m., at the Extension Office.