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4-H offers myriad options for Lapeer County youths



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February 27, 2008
The 4-H organization, which is a U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored rural and urban youth program, offers training in agriculture, home economics, conservation, citizenship, etc. through local clubs and other activities. The four areas the organization seeks to improve are the head, heart, hands, and health of the nation's youth.

Lapeer County is blessed to have a very active array of clubs, a tribute to some excellent administration and leadership over the years. Many others have invested their time and energy to lead groups who have interests in horses, dairy, sheep, pigs, rabbits, dogs, and any of a number of other areas. There's even a club called Trash for Treasures.

If it has been awhile since you've noticed, take advantage of an upcoming activity. March 8 is Spring Achievement Day at the Center Building in Lapeer. This year's theme is 4-H—Your Bridge to the Future.

The exhibits will be set up like a smaller version of the 4-H building at the fair. Some of the categories are performing arts, sewing, hand crafts, and photos. The public is invited to walk through between four and five in the afternoon, and after that will be a program during which participants with wearable sewing will have opportunity to model their projects; and awards will be handed out. Also, the prince and princess and the king and queen will be crowned.

In some areas, the clubs seem to have fallen on hard times; here, they are thriving. Hats off to leaders who blazed the trail and others to whom the baton has been passed.

For further information, call the MSU Extension office.

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