Pennsylvania celebrates 4-H Week

Pennsylvania 4-H Week will be celebrated across the state March 17-23. The 4-H youth and volunteers will be actively informing Pennsylvania citizens about the importance of Head, Heart, Hands and Health and the benefits of participating in the program.

The Pennsylvania 4-H program prides itself on emphasizing learning-by-doing. The Warren County 4-H program has clubs across the county emphasizing project skills such as food science, engine repair, marksmanship, vet science, and more. Each club elects officers and practices parliamentary procedure in their business meetings. Warren County clubs pride themselves on community service and teaching youth how to be active in their community. Members are encouraged to try new projects and activities in 4-H.

The 4-H year runs from October 1 through September 30. Many of the Warren County clubs complete their year by participating in the Warren County Fair each August. The clubs complete the year by holding a round-up. Round-Up is the opportunity for members to display or demonstrate what they have learned from their 4-H activities and projects. Each project and club will have varying requirements for round-up. The displays and demonstrations are a means of celebrating the accomplishments of the club and its membership.

To learn more about the Warren County 4-H program, contact Jennifer Grooms at the Penn State Extension office in Warren County at 563-9388 or warrenext@psu.edu. The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 19.