It is National 4-H week.
The theme for this year is "Do The Right Thing". 4-H Youth Director of Education, Sherry Fulton, with the DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt University of Illinois Extension says youth in this day and age are blasted with decisions, and she feels doing the right thing as a young person is as important as ever. Which is why she feels the theme is very fitting.
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Part of the 4-H Week activities include students from the Clinton grade schools going out to Weldon Springs as a part of Stewardship and Science Day Wednesday. Fulton explains the Extension Office will have the students out there to teach the young kids about nature in a first hand environment.
[audio:4hweek2.mp3]A Word From Fulton[/audio]
Last week, those that had projects they showed as a part of 4-H had the opportunity to put their projects on display as a part of the 4-H open open house, which was an opportunity for anyone interested in 4-H to come and ask questions and learn about the program and what it is all about. Fulton says it is never too late to join 4-H and encourages anyone with questions to contact her at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Clinton at 935-5764.