Williamson County 4-H and HCE to Host Picnic

MARION, Ill.— Williamson County 4-H and Home and Community Education (HCE) members are joining together to host a picnic for local community members on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ray Fosse Park in Marion, Illinois. During this free event, food will be provided and individuals can enjoy fun games and activities.

With 6 million members, 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth program in the country. 4-H is in every county in Illinois and our state holds 200,000 members. Open to youth ages 5-18, 4-H makes learning fun! In addition to club meetings and workshops, a variety of projects are offered through 4-H. Members can pick the ones that most interest them and complete the project at their own pace. This gives youth important skills in setting and working toward their goals.

The picnic will kick off Illinois Association Home and Community Week, which is held Oct. 14-18, 2019.  Governor JB Pritzker has issued a Proclamation in recognition of this important observance in commendation of members for the dedication and commitment to the welfare of local communities throughout our state. 

Since 1924, members of the Illinois Association for Home and Community Education (IAHCE) have been promoting social and economic wellbeing in Illinois homes and neighborhoods. The mission of IAHCE is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through quality education programs and experiences encouraging responsible leadership and service to the community.

This event is free and open to the public. We will have fun activities such as sack races, horseshoes, corn hole, board games and more! We encourage all local families to attend and bring their youth to learn more about 4-H while adult learn more about HCE. For more information or to register, please contact Esther Waddy at (618) 993-3304 or ewaddy@illinois.edu.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact your local registration office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.

News source: Esther Waddy, 618-993-3304, ewaddy@illinois.edu

News writer: Heather Willis, 618-357-2126, hdwillis@illinois.edu