Purdue Extension to host 4-H open house


The public is invited to “Travel Around the World of 4-H” during an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brownstown Elementary School, 612 S. Base Road, Brownstown.

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

Enrollment opened Oct. 1, and those interested can register online at v2.4honline.com. Computers will be set up for those who wish to enroll their children. Program fees are $20 for youth in grades 3 to 12 for 4-H and $5 for youth in kindergarten through second grade for Mini 4-H.

4-H is a source of educational programs to teach youth specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on, experimental learning. Annually, more than 700 youth and 160 approved adult 4-H volunteers are active in the Jackson County 4-H program.

In Jackson County, youth develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of 30 organized 4-H clubs. Subjects include science, technology, engineering, math, agriculture, citizenship, healthy living, art, consumer and family sciences and more.

Youth can enroll in Jackson County 4-H online at v2.4honline.com or by visiting the Purdue Extension Jackson County office in the Jackson County Courthouse, 111 S. Main St., Suite 10, Brownstown, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

For information about specific 4-H activities in Jackson County or the 4-H program in general, visit extension.purdue.edu/jackson. The Purdue Extension Jackson County Facebook page also stays up to date with the latest announcements and activities.

Anyone with additional questions may contact Heather VonDielingen at 812-358-6101 or [email protected].

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