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Letter: Families invited to fun night to learn about 4-H

National 4-H Week is Oct. 3-9.

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Letter to the Editor

An open invitation to the residents of Nobles County:

I have been involved in many groups, clubs and activities in my life. None of them compare to the scope of 4-H. I did not grow up as a 4-H kid; in fact, I thought that 4-H was just for ranch or farm kids.

When I had children of my own, I wanted them to be involved in different activities and 4-H came at the recommendation of some of my friends. Now, many years later, I have watched my children grow from Cloverbuds to officers in our local club. I have transitioned from a clueless parent to co-leader of our club and county volunteer.

4-H is not just about the meetings and the county fair (even though it is super fun!). 4-H is about

building leadership in youth, building communication, instilling community service and making lifelong friends.

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As a 4-Her, youth can participate in anything from day camps, workshops, overnight camps, submitting projects for the county fair, showing livestock, volunteering their time to their community and mentoring younger students. Project areas do include livestock, but they also include photography, cooking, home improvement, STEM, or just about anything a kid could be passionate about.

4-H is open to anyone in Kindergarten to their first year after high school; and we are always looking for adult volunteers too!

There are currently seven different clubs around Nobles County, so there is sure to be one that is local to you.

If you’d like more information, check out 4-H.org, or visit the Nobles County 4-H Extension website.

If you are at all interested in 4-H, please come see us at Family Fun Night anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington. We are kicking off National 4-H Week, which runs from Oct. 3-9.

We hope to see you there!

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