Jamestown and Dunkirk, New York (September 17, 2020) – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce their first chicken barbecue fundraiser that will be held Friday, October 9 th from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Tractor Supply in Dunkirk and Saturday, October 10 th from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Runnings in Jamestown. The barbecue will be a drive-through style.
The event is a part of the kickoff to the new 4-H year, National 4-H Week. The National 4-H week is held the first full week in October each year. Area 4-H clubs will have window displays with projects completed by youth and information on how to join 4-H.
Chiavetta’s Catering will be providing the chicken dinners which also includes coleslaw, potato salad, and a roll. Tickets are available now for $11.00 from any 4-H member or by contacting the 4-H Office at 716-664-9502 ext. 212. Limited dinners will be available the day of the event for $12.00. Niagara Chocolate candy bars will also be for sale the day of the event. A non-perishable food drive will be held during the drive-through barbecue to benefit the JCC Student Food Pantry.
Chautauqua County 4-H staff and volunteers are planning on holding programming for nearly 300 youth who regularly participate in traditional programming in the coming year. Educational meetings will be held in-person and via Zoom. The Science and Technology for Rural Youth (STORY) Program is also continuing in the new year and is looking for groups of youth in grades 6-12 who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) programming in-person or virtually. LEAF Junior classes and project kits will be available for youth who are not enrolled in 4-H as well. Visit www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua for more information and be sure to like Chautauqua County 4-H and Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County on Facebook.
Partially funded by Chautauqua County, 4-H is anticipating a funding cut in 2021. The annual Green Tie Affair that raised $29,000 for 4-H last year is also in jeopardy because of group size limits due to COVID-19, this fundraiser is very important for the future of 4-H. Cornell Cooperative Extension would like to thank the community for their continued support of positive youth development in Chautauqua County.
The 4-H Youth Development 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.