Dozens of local kids and teens joined Kendall County 4-H in June for a diverse line-up of summer enrichment opportunities through University of Illinois Extension.
Led by local volunteers, June workshops focused on a variety of -H project areas, including animal care, foods, horticulture, welding and visual arts.
“We appreciate all of our volunteers for sharing their valuable time and expertise through our4-H summer workshop series,” said Kim Eisnaugle, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator for Kendall County. “Whether the participating youth were 4-H’ers preparing for the fair or community members trying new things and developing new skills, these fantastic volunteers helped make their summer more special.”
Volunteers included: Yorkville School District art teacher Lauren Campbell; Mark Gloudeman, assistant professor of welding at Waubonsee Community College; local artist Jeanne Dennis; Kendall County 4-H Show superintendents Amber DeLancy, rabbits, Lynn Rott, horticulture, Dave Gemmer, poultry and Anne Sears, food and nutrition; swine producer Mike Hufendick; and 4-H members Evie Martin, James Martin, Haley Morris, Sarah Roberts, Ally Rott, and Livia Way.
“There are hundreds of 4-H project areas, ranging from science and robotics to animals and livestock to arts and humanities, to name just a few,” Eisnaugle said. “While you are at the Kendall County Fair this summer, we welcome you to visit the 4-H project exhibits and animal shows to see more of the wonderful work of our 4-H youth.”
The 2015 Kendall County Fair will be July 30 to August 2. For more information on fair location, tickets and events, visit http://kendallcountyfair.org/
Prior to the annual county fair, 4-H also welcomes spectators for three additional shows: the 4-H Horse Gaming Contest beginning at 3 p.m. July 15 at Harris Forest Preserve, the annual 4-H Horse Show starting at 9 a.m. July 18 at HFP, and the 4-H Fashion Revue, a runway-style show of clothing projects, at 7 p.m. July 22 at Yorkville Congregational Church. All are free events.
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