Join 4-H for virtual family fun nights

DECATUR, Ill. - Families often find it difficult to spend quality time together. Busy lives, work schedules, and other commitments have families running here and there. DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt 4-H has a solution to this problem: a virtual 4-H Family Night.

Join Macon County 4-H staff from 6 to 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month beginning November 17 for 4-H virtual Family Night. Families will enjoy an evening of crafts, games, prizes, and activities via ZOOM, and all from the comfort of their own home.

“This is an opportunity for families to connect and engage with 4-H as well as other families and community members,” says 4-H Extension Educator Trinity Johnson. “This has been a difficult time to navigate for all of us, but 4-H is committed to creating innovative, fun, and educational experiences for all.”

A 4-H membership is not required to participate in this free event, but families are asked to register online by November 16 at A ZOOM link will be emailed once registration is completed. For more information about this program, please contact Trinity Johnson at

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact (217) 877-6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Trinity Johnson, 4-H Extension Educator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Maria Lightner, Marketing & Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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