While you are at the fair this year, please take some time to look at all the 4-H youth projects in Building B and in the livestock area. You will be surprised what a great job these young people can do! These members have gained a great life experience which will help them as they become responsible adults. We thank all the 4-H projects leaders for their mentorship to our youth!
4-H Livestock Judging competition will be held on Sunday, August 31 at 9 a.m. in the Sheep/Swine barn. Come and watch the members show various livestock.
If you have a hobby or talent that you would like to share with our youth, become a 4-H leader. To become a leader you need to be at least 18 years of age, go through a new leader orientation, DOJ livescan, and be approved by the county director. 4-H is just not animals! Some projects of interest for our youth are welding, Marine Biology, woodworking, GPS/GIS, biking, food preservation, automotive, computers or basket weaving or if you have other interests that youth would enjoy call me.
Mariposa County 4-H has 6 clubs now: Bootjack 49ers (Lushmeadows area), Catheys Valley, Don Pedro Rattlers, Hornitos, Triangle (Woodland School area), and Clover Pioneers (town).
4-H is fun and it is educational! The new 4-H year in Mariposa County will begin October 1. If your children would like to join a youth program with interesting projects from archery to livestock, or if you are interested on becoming a 4-H volunteer leader, come by the 4-H Booth at the Mariposa County Fair or contact the 4-H office at 209-966-4829 for further details. The enrollment fee is $15 per adult and $34 per youth.
Enrollment deadlines are for current 4-H members, October 1, 2014 and NEW 4-H members November 1, 2014.