ENCINITAS — On Oct 6, California 4-H celebrates its 100th birthday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at “The Ranch,” 441 Saxony Drive.If you aren’t familiar with 4-H, now’s the time to find out at the Big Barnyard Bash. 4-Hers from all over San Diego County will set up display booths and family friendly hands-on activities and take-home crafts for all to enjoy. Plus a gourmet kosher lunch.
Each booth will represent a different 4-H project. Some of the highlights will include a fishing project booth, an archery project booth and many arts and craft booths. Of course, there will be lots of animal displays, from horses to rabbits.
“It will be a great time for families to see that you don’t have to live on a farm to participate in 4-H,”said Robin Phillips, chairperson of the Centennial event. “4-H has evolved quite a bit in the last century. It went from being a very agricultural program to something kids with all different lifestyles can enjoy.”
And 4-H is not just for youngsters. If you enjoy sharing your knowledge about some special skill, 4-H welcomes new volunteers.
More than 250,000 youth in the state of California take part in community 4-H clubs that center around healthy living, citizenship, science, engineering, and technology. With projects such as computer technology, environmental stewardship, animal care, and nutrition, there is a place for everyone in 4-H.
For more information, contact Paulette Sauln, San Diego County 4-H Council Leader at (619) 464-4394.