Delaware County has been celebrating National 4-H Week this past week.
4-H is the world’s largest youth development organization, with groups in over 80 counties throughout the world, every state in the U.S. and every county in Iowa. And though Delaware County is small in population, we have one of the largest 4-H programs in the state.
Kenzie Griffin, County Youth Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach of Delaware County, says Delaware County celebrated 4-H Week in several ways. The county’s clubs are participating in a Hay Bale Decorating Contest, with the public voting for their favorite on the Delaware County, Iowa 4-H Facebook page. On Wednesday, 4-H members, volunteers and supporters were encouraged to wear green or their favorite 4-H shirt. And community members and youth who walked in the DelCo 4-H Walk Challenge on Wednesday were invited to email photos of their walk to be entered into a drawing for a prize. Griffin says during 4-H Week, she usually visits 4th grade classrooms to talk about joining 4-H, but they had to change that this year.
Any kids interested in joining 4-H can contact the Delaware County Extension Office.
You can reach the Extension Office at 927-4201 or visit their website at extension.iastate.edu/delaware/4h.