Celebrate National 4-H Week October 2-8, 2016

The “Stow”-A-Way Kids won the 2015 4-H Window Display contest.
The “Stow”-A-Way Kids won the 2015 4-H Window Display contest.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension

Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program begins their new year on October 1st. Communities nationwide celebrate National 4-H Week the first week of October. This year, National 4-H Week takes place October 2nd-8th.

4-H kicks off the new year by holding a window display contest. This year, clubs have partnered with local businesses in their communities to spread the word about 4-H youth development. Stop by Fredonia Hardware, Forestville Veterinary Hospital, Busti Country Convenience Store, Sinclairville Library, Bemus Point Elementary, and Shear Style to learn how 4-Hers are the Superheroes of the Future.

Chautauqua County 4-H also holds their annual Fall Fundraiser during National 4-H Week. Youth are selling snack products from The Basket Company. Please stop by the 4-H Office or order your product from a local 4-Her. Thirty percent of the proceeds of the Fall Fundraiser go to local clubs.

Every year the National 4-H Council sponsors National Youth Science Day. Each year there is a new activity that youth are encouraged to take part in. This year Cornell developed the NYSD event: Drone Discovery. CCE Chautauqua will be hosting an event on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Frank W. Bratt Ag Center and also at E114 Thompson Hall, SUNY Fredonia. This event is open to all youth age 9-18 regardless of your 4-H status. Please pre-register by calling the 4-H Office at 716-664-9502 ext. 212.

The 4-H Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.