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It’s a good time of year to join 4-H

Eight clubs serve Emmet County youth

August 23, 2019
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

With the start of school just around the corner, it's also a good time of year to join a 4-H club.

4-H is a youth organization that offers many opportunities for youth to meet new friends, learn new skills, experience leadership, contribute to community, and much more! The four H's of 4-H stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, the four main values of 4-H and the principles that members develop through 4-H activities and programs.

Youth heading into fourth grade this fall are eligible to join 4-H, but any youth up to grade 12 may join.

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There are eight clubs in Emmet County.

The Center Champions meets the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Calvary Gospel Assembly in Estherville.

The Ellsworth Go-Getters meets the first Sunday at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville.

The Lincoln Handy Helpers 4-H Club meets at the United Methodist Church in Estherville

The High Lakers 4-H Club meets the first Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Office in Graettinger.

The Horsin' Around Club meets the second Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville.

The Twelve Mile Lakers 4-H Club meets the second Sunday at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

The Iowa Lakes 4-H'ers Club meets at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Estherville.

The Jack Creek Feeders 4-H Club meets the first Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Ringsted Legion.

Also, you may call the Emmet County Extension & Outreach Office in Estherville at 362-3434 to find a club or go online to ia.4honline.com.

There are also two special interest groups.

The 4-H Dog Obedience Project Group meets once in April through Memorial Day and several times in June and July. Members work on training their dogs in obedience and showmanship. Those who participate in the group will be allowed to be in the dog show at the county fair. Participants must sign up by April 1 to be part of this group.

A Cookin' Group is for 4-H members interested in cooking and baking. Participants must sign up by Oct. 1. This group is a great way for kids who enjoy working with food to sharpen their skills. Group participants will have the opportunity to compete in "Cook This" competitions at the Clay County or State fairs.

There are several county-wide 4-H events throughout the year including National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13.

The 4-H Carnival and Awards Night is in November. The 2020 Emmet County Fair will be in July 2020.

 
 
 

 

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