Explore 4-H opportunities with free event offering hands-on activities

FARMER CITY, Ill. – 4-H programs provide youth with opportunities to develop life skills and learn by doing. Robotics, visual arts, woodworking, and animal science are just a few of the over 200 program areas offered through 4-H. Roll up your sleeves and explore what 4-H has to offer.

“Farmer City has had a great response to the 4-H program and we would love to inform more people about what 4-H has to offer,” says Lindsey Burden, 4-H youth development Extension program coordinator.  “Anyone with children between the ages of 5-18 are encouraged to attend.”

Explore 4-H with Helping Hands will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 16 at the square on Main Street in Farmer City. This event is free and pre-registration is not required. Youth will get to experience 4-H project areas with four hands-on activities. Create a spirograph drawing using a robot, help assemble little libraries, use your imagination to turn a black dot into a creative drawing, and see and learn how to care for rabbits and chickens. For additional details, please contact Lindsey Burden at lburden@illinois.edu or call 217-935-5764.

The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. More information about Extension and
4-H is available at go.illinois.edu/dmp. Find DeWitt County 4-H on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Lindsey Burden, 4-H Youth Development Extension Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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