It’s National 4-H Week.
4-H is the world’s largest youth development organization, with groups in every county in Iowa, every state in the U.S. and over 80 countries across the world.
And here in Delaware County, the 4-H program is strong. County Youth Coordinator Kenzie Griffin says participation is high.
Boys and girls in grades four through twelve can join 4-H, with kids in grades kindergarten through third able to join Clover Kids. Chloe Thein is a member of the Delaware Hustlers 4-H Club.
Griffin is hoping to get more kids interested in 4-H during her annual visits to local fourth grade classrooms this week. Delaware County is also celebrating 4-H Week with 4-H Family Yard Signs this year – 4-H families, supporters and volunteers have been able to purchase the signs to display in their yards. And some Delaware County 4-H clubs are participating in a Hay Bale Decorating Contest – they’ve each decorated a hay bale with a 4-H Theme and displayed it in some location it in the county for everyone to see. The public can vote for their favorite decorated hay bale on Delaware County 4-H’s Facebook page.
Griffin says it’s great to see all the support for 4-H during National 4-H Week.
You can get more information about Delaware County 4-H by calling the Extension office at 927-4201.
top photo courtesy of Delaware County 4-H/bottom photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH