All About 4-H!
If you are 9 to 21 years of age as of January 1, this year, 4-H could be for you.
The 4-H Motto is: “Learn To Do By Doing”
The 4-H’s are: Head, Heart, Hands, Health
The 4-H pledge is: “I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living for my club, my community and my country.”
How 4-H Clubs Work!
4-H clubs are comprised of a minimum of six 4-H members and two trained, screened volunteers who act as club leaders. Each club must have a minimum of 6, two hour meetings, which are organized by the club leaders for members to learn a specific topic. 4-H meetings are structured with formal meeting time and hands-on learning time. 4-H gives members, ages 9-21, as of January 1 of the current year, the chance to develop self-confidence, the ability to work with others, responsibility and leadership skills.
The 4-H program has over 45 different 4-H projects to choose from under the major headings of: Agriculture, Animals, Arts and Crafts, Foods, Machines, Marketing, Outdoors & Environment, Personal Development, Plants, etc. *Leaders are needed!
If you would like more information on starting a 4-H Club in Essex County or joining a 4-H club in Essex County, please contact Michelle Pearce at 519-825-4760 or for information in other Counties visit the 4-H Ontario website.
*Leaders are needed!
4-H Petting Zoo – CANCELLED
The health, happiness and safety of our human friends and our animal friends is very important to us. It is for that reason that we have decided to cancel the petting zoo this year. The petting zoo will return next year. Until then, please enjoy viewing and appreciating the animals on display in the livestock barns.
Friday, August 10th, 2018
- 4-H Swine, Sheep, and Holstein Bull Calf Clubs Achievement Day – 9:00am
- 4-H Auction – 3:00pm – Auction of Swine, Sheep and Holstein Calves
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
- Bossy Bingo – 2:00pm
NEW – Cloverbud Program for youth ages 6-8 Cloverbuds get a taste for the topics covered in 4-H projects, while also developing an understanding of 4-H values. The Cloverbud Program provides many opportunities to “Learn To Do By Doing”. It’s delivered by screened and trained 4-H volunteers.
4-H EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS
Each 4-H Club may set up one educational display. The displays will be judged on the Danish system, where they receive a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. The top three displays overall will be indicated with special rosettes. All displays, despite standing, will receive $15.00.
- Displays must be made by 4-H members
- Displays must be no larger than 6 feet wide, 30″ deep and 36″ high
- Displays must be registered with the office and placed by 8:30 pm, Thursday August 9th, 2018
- Displays must be removed between 5:00 and 6:00pm on Sunday August 12th, 2018
The displays will be judged on the following basis:
- Attracts Attention
- Effective Title
- Suitable Subject
- Holds Interest
- Conveys Message
- General Appearance
Prize money and ribbons provided by the Comber Agricultural Society.