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Kick off 4-H Week with family friendly event at Tractor Supply

MONTICELLO, Ill. – 4-H believes in the potential of young people and offers the opportunity to learn by doing. National 4-H Week is October 3 to 9 and highlights 4-H youth and programs in the community.

Piatt County 4-H will kick off the festivities with a family-friendly event from 1 to 3 p.m. on October 3 at Tractor Supply, 200 W. Burnside Rd., Monticello, Ill. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo featuring goats, chickens, and rabbits, make straw rockets, and view 4-H club member projects. Club members will assist customers with getting their purchases out to their vehicles.

The event is free, and registration is not required. 4-H club leaders and parents will be available to discuss 4-H opportunities. For more information, please contact Jamie Boas, 4-H youth development Extension educator, at or call 217-762-2191.

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 Find Piatt 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 217-762-2191. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Jamie Boas, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, University of Illinois Extension

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

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