Long gone are the days of 4-H being “Just Cows and Cooking.” Today’s 4-H members have unlimited opportunity to explore modern technologies, yet maintain the traditions of yesterday. Areas include animal science programs in dog, sheep, goat, rabbit and cavy (guinea pig), poultry, horse and dairy cow to cooking programs, teen leadership and robotics.
Traditionally, clubs meet twice a month at a community center, elementary school, library or a fire house. Art projects, community service projects, field trips and county-wide 4-H event participation are generally what these clubs participate in. 4-H Club membership offers involvement for the entire family. Parents/guardians can volunteer to be a club leader and/or work on a project of their choice with the club. Cloverbuds are for children five to seven years, neighborhood 4-H clubs are for children eight to 19, and teen programs for those 13 to 19 years old.
Local Registrations to be Held
Registration will be held on Tues., Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Chester Library, located at 1784 Kings Hwy. in Chester; and on Tues., Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick. The membership fee is $15 per member with a $25 maximum per family. For more information call 344-1234 or visit www.cceorangecounty.org.