By Jill Jorgensen, Kewaunee County UW-Extension 4-H Educator
More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, October 7th – 13th. This year’s theme, Inspire Kids to Do, is a campaign that will give kids more opportunities to do, empowering them with the skills they need to succeed in life and career. This year’s theme resonates in the Kewaunee County 4-H program where we help young people build life skills like confidence, curiosity, teamwork, courage, compassion, resilience, and character. National 4-H Week is an opportunity to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the county who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.
Are you interested in finding out more about joining 4-H in Kewaunee County? Would your children like to make some arts and crafts project or learn about animal projects? To celebrate National 4-H Week Kewaunee County 4-H is having a 4-H Fall Fest and Open House on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm (noon) in the Exhibit Building located at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. This event is free for both 4-H families and the community at large.
4-H is open to any youth between grades of kindergarten through grade 13 (one year past high school). 4-H Fall Fest will feature 4-H clubs, projects, and programs. Youth and parents will have the opportunity to speak to 4-H leaders and older youth about the 4-H experience and learn how they can join a 4-H club in Kewaunee County. In addition, there will be fun, hands-on activities like pumpkin painting, arts & crafts, and free food. We hope you can join us!