Thursday is the last day for Hamilton County youth in grades 3 through 12 to enroll in the 4-H Program for 2012. 4-H is an informal educational program in which youth “Learn by Doing.” Youth can learn life skills such as cooperation, leadership, decision-making, responsibility and more through hands-on projects in more than 60 different subject areas. A great opportunity to develop a hobby, experience camp, and make new friends; 4-H is family oriented and promotes family togetherness.
Hamilton County 4-H Youth Development Ext. Educator Kathleen Bohde said the enrollment fee was $25. Starting this year, the state 4-H program implemented an annual $15 state 4-H program fee that will be collected from all 4-H members. One hundred percent of these funds will be used for the Indiana 4-H program. The other $10 is the county enrollment fee which is used to support the Hamilton County 4-H program.
The Hamilton County 4-H Fair is July 19-24.
For more information and an enrollment card, stop by the Purdue Extension Hamilton County office on the 4-H Grounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, or call 776-0854. Information and enrollment is also available online at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/hamilton.