4-H program has busy, successful year

For the Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — The Shelby County 4-H program has had another successful and exciting year.

“Our enrollment was up again,” said Judie Gaerke. “We had about 1,000 youth members and adult volunteers from Shelby County participate in our 4-H program. We are very lucky to have our wonderful volunteers and thank them for their service.”

Her report continues

Shelby County Junior Fair Board are busy coordinating for next year’s fair.

Shelby County Camp counselors are going through their training and planning for this summer’s 4-H Camp.

Our Extension office in cooperation with Judge William Zimmerman, has started a CARTEENS program that meets every other month. 4-H CARTEENS is a traffic safety program conducted for juvenile traffic offenders. The goals of 4-H CARTEENS are to reduce the number of repeat juvenile traffic offenders, decrease the number of teen traffic offenders, and increase teen awareness of traffic/vehicular safety. We have already had 68 participants in the past six months.

Our office is currently in the process of acquiring a new 4-H educator. We hope to welcome a new staff member soon.

Please visit our website at shelby@osu.edu to see what we are up to.

If we can help you or if you have any questions, contact our office at 937-498-7239.

Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or send an email to gaerke.13@osu.edu.

For the Sidney Daily News