KEYSER - For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youths, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October.

For the News Tribune
KEYSER - For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youths, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October.
What better time to join a 4-H Club then now!
Mineral County 4-H welcomes new 4-H members and new clubs. There is still time to join a club in October and November.
Membership is free, and open to youths ages 9-21. Youths in the third grade and up are eligible to join a club. Some clubs offer Cloverbud programs for kindergarten through second grades.
“There are 12 4-H clubs throughout the county offering a variety of locations and meeting times,” says Margaret Miltenberger, WVU 4-H and Family Extension agent. “4-H develops both leadership and life skills, while fostering citizenship, service and character development.”
There are a wide range of opportunities through joining a club: Participating in county and state 4-H camps; exhibiting projects and animals at the Mineral County Fair; joining in special events like the WVU Challenge course and WVU 4-H basketball day; and becoming a part of the 4-H Teen Leader and Charting program.
“Most clubs are traditional clubs with a general learning focus,” says Miltenberger. “However, there are three excellent specialty clubs for youths interested in robotics, horses, and archery/wild life conservation.”
Club members choose from a variety of 4-H projects such as: Plants, horses, dogs, cats, cooking, rockets, robotics, small engines, entomology, fishing, camping, hiking trials, sheep, beef, swine, goats and photography.
You can find more information about the perfect club for you and where you can join by visiting
http://mineral.ext.wvu.edu/4_h_youth_development/4_h_clubs
Be sure to Like the Mineral County 4-H Facebook page. Send questions to m.miltennberger@mail.wvu.edu
Learn more about local 4-H opportunities by contacting Margaret Miltenberger, WVU Extension agent, in WVU Extension’s Mineral County office at m.miltenberger@mail.wvu.edu or by calling 304-788-3621