Those interested in learning more about the Hamilton County 4-H program are invited to attend a callout from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Exhibition Center at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville. The event provides a “taste of 4-H” with sample projects and information about the program.
“Guests will be able to talk to project leaders, current 4-Hers and leaders of clubs,” said Bernie Huber of the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office. “They will also be able to see actual 4-H projects from the past.”
Huber described the event as an open house, saying those interested in attending can come and go as they please – spending as much or little time as they’d like.
“They will have fun and have a lot of their questions answered,” she said.
Interested in serving as a 4-H judge for the Hamilton County Fair or a 4-H volunteer? The 2012 4-H Bi-State Judges and Leaders Clinic will be held on Feb. 18 at the Terre Haute Ivy Tech Main Campus, 8000 S. Education Dr. Sessions will be held throughout the day beginning at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch and a conference packet. Forms and activity description may be found at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/monroe.
March 1 is the last day for Hamilton County youth in grades three through 12 to enroll in the 4-H Program for 2012. The program is informal educational program where youth “learn by doing.” Youth can learn life skills such as cooperation, leadership, decision making, responsibility and citizenship through hands-on projects in more than 60 different subject areas. The family-oriented program promotes family togetherness and is great opportunity to develop a hobby, experience camp and make new friends. Huber said 1,859 4-Hers were enrolled in 2011.
For more information or an enrollment card, visit the Purdue Extension Hamilton County Office at 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, or call 776-0854. Information and online enrollment is also available at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/hamilton.
By Robert Herrington
Robert is the managing editor of Current in Noblesville.