Beef and Sheep Club, Dairy Club, Pig Club and Poultry Club
Cooperative livestock projects (market lambs and hogs; breeding sheep; beef; poultry -laying hens, meat chickens, heritage chickens, and Thanksgiving turkeys) enable members to share the care and expense of animal projects at the 4-H farm. Some projects provide members with cash proceeds of sales, some with meat or eggs for their families.
Prospective Cooperative Livestock project members in Delaware County must attend an orientation session on October 15, 2012 (7:30 – 9:00 PM at the 4-H Center) to participate in raising market lambs/hogs or poultry projects during 2012. Enrollment in selected projects is due in November Members must be at least 8 years old by 1/1/13. Clubs meet on the schedule listed below:
Beef and Sheep Club – first Tuesday
Dairy Club – Third Thursday
Pig Club – fourth Tuesday
Poultry Club – second Tuesday
4-H Garden Club
Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from February through August. The club provides members with an opportunity to garden in a vegetable garden plot at the 4-H Center and/or to grow vegetables at home. Registrations for 2013 are due by November 22, 2012. Children must be at least 8 years old as of 1/1/13. Call the extension office for new member paperwork or more information.
4-H Dog Club
Members learn about dog breeds, grooming, care, dog behavior and the benefits of proper training, as well as how to select a dog that best meets the needs of your family. (Dog ownership is not required to participate in the 4-H Dog Club.) Dog Club meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the 4-H Center, except for Sept and Oct. Enrollments are accepted at any time. Open to youth ages 8-18 as of January 1st of the current year. Call the extension office for additional information.
Silver Stirrups Horse and Pony Clubs
Clubs for children interested in horses meet on Wednesday nights each month. These clubs offer educational opportunities about horses, horse science, horse-related careers and horsemanship. The second Wednesday is a meeting for children 8—10 years; the last Wednesday of the month is for children 11—18 years. Both meetings are held at the 4-H Center, from 7:15 – 8:30 PM. New members are accepted in Sept and Oct only, and enrollment in the fall can include children who will be eight before January first of the following year.
Although 4-H won’t be offering an archery club this fall, Middletown Archery welcomes youth ages 7-21 in their Children’s League (Monday nights) and their JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Program on Tuesday nights. Call Grace Gilbert at 610-566-8092, after 4 p.m. for more details
Meet the third Wednesday of the month at the 4-H Center from 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Any teen, 13 - 18 (as of 1/1/13) may join. Members socialize with peers while improving their skills in leadership, communication, group organization, citizenship and service to others. Activities include group trips, service projects, camp counselor opportunities, regional, state and national 4-H events. Any interested teen is welcome to join at any time – come and visit a meeting.
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