Local 4-H hosting open house at school

The public is invited to “Travel Around the 4-H World” at an open house scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the cafeteria at Seymour High School, 1350 W. Second St.

Attendees are asked to enter through Door 1 (main entrance) by the flagpole.

Interactive activities will be set up for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade to learn more about the projects offered in Jackson County 4-H.

Booths will be set up for entomology, robotics, STEM, cake decorating, livestock, beekeeping, sewing, crafts, foods, horticulture/gardening, leathercraft, shooting sports, floriculture, photography, fun photos and more.

Computers also will be available for adults to enroll or re-enroll their children in 4-H. Program fees are $20 for youth in grades 3 through 12 and $5 for youth in kindergarten through second grade. Paper enrollment forms also will be available in English and Spanish.

4-H provides enjoyable and educational programs to help young people reach their full potential, according to a news release from Heather VonDielingen, Jackson County 4-H youth development educator.

Approved adult volunteers teach young people specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on, experiential learning, VonDielingen said.

Youth also develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of 34 organized 4-H clubs in the county.

To enroll, visit in.4honline.com or the extension office in the courthouse at 111 S. Main St., Suite 10, in Brownstown between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

For information about 4-H in Jackson County, contact VonDielingen at 812-358-6101 or [email protected] or visit extension.purdue.edu/jackson or “like” Purdue Extension Jackson County on Facebook.