4-H Show time is here Woodford County!

EUREKA, IL – After such an unexpected year, we are happy to once again be in person for our 2021 Woodford County 4-H Show which runs July 26-29 at Farm Bureau Park in Eureka, IL. Our youth have been hard at work finishing up their projects and we are excited for everyone to come out to the show and see 4-H youth in action.

If you are not familiar with the 4-H program or have not been exposed to it for a while, we are happy to report that 4-H is thriving and is recognized as the nation’s largest youth development organization. With over 6 million members, we strive to encourage youth in finding their passions and developing those lifelong skills they will need later in life such as leadership, teamwork, organization, and many more. As our motto states, “To Make the Best Better!” We offer project areas that range from livestock, plants and soils, computer science, drones, visual arts, and many more!

This year is extra special as we celebrate our 100th 4-H Show in Woodford County. We have many activities planned for that week, but we invite everyone to join us at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27 in the show arena for our 100 Year Celebration event. We will feature projects from the past, celebrity showmanship, and more. You do not want to miss this!
Those who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear face coverings or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after your final dose. Face coverings for youth under 12 and people who are not fully vaccinated will be required indoors. Masks may be removed outdoors only when it is possible to maintain social distance of at least 6 feet. Handwashing and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the venue. Anyone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous seven days is asked to refrain from attending the show.  

For more information on the 4-H program or to download the entire 4-H show book and schedule, visit go.illinois.edu/Woodford4H. For questions or if you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please call the Woodford County Extension Office at 309-467-3789. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

WRITER: Alcha Corban, 4-H Youth Development Educator, University of Illinois Extension

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