is 4-H Week
The week of April 18th through the 24th marks the celebration of Idaho County 4-H Week. This annual event provides recognition and visibility to the members, parents and leaders involved in the Idaho County 4-H program. 4-H Week is also intended to be a recruitment tool for the Idaho County 4-H Program. Clubs are organizing and inviting new members to become involved in the 4-H experience.
The annual 4-H Party kicked off Idaho County 4-H Week on Saturday, April 17th at the Grangeville National Guard Armory. 4-H clubs set up carnival-type booths of all kinds. The “penny arcade” games began at 10:00 a.m. 4-H’ers and their friends enjoyed a barbecue hamburger lunch at the conclusion of the games at noon. Lunch was sponsored by the Idaho County Cattle Association and the Idaho County Wheat Growers Association.
The goals of the 4-H program are to provide opportunities for young people, ages 8 to 19, to develop responsibility and leadership skills, to improve their public speaking ability, and to gain self-confidence. 4-H’ers learn by individual project efforts, working with other club members, and by devoting time to community service.
Last year the Idaho County 4-H Program enrolled 430 members and 104 adult volunteer leaders. A total of 720 4-H projects were exhibited at the Idaho County Fair and over 50 4-H members participated in the Idaho County 4-H Horse Show.
Now is a great time for families to become involved in the Idaho County 4-H Program. For more information about how to become a 4-H members or and adult volunteer leader, call the Idaho County Extension Office at 983-2667.