KEYSER - The Mineral County 4-H program is accepting enrollment of new members and new clubs in September and October.

KEYSER - The Mineral County 4-H program is accepting enrollment of new members and new clubs in September and October.
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-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 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.”
The Archery and Wildlife Conservation Club led by Frankie Quesenberry meets on the third Sunday of each month. Pony Express led by Ginny Conrad meets on the second Sunday. Rambunctious Robotics, led by Steven Kimble and Julie Burns, meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays.
Other 4-H clubs that serve both the Frankfort and Keyser areas include: Gate Club, led by Melanie Hesse (meets first Monday) and the Reeses Mill Pathfinders, led by Heather Powell and Krissy Heavener (meets second Monday).
4-H clubs that serve the Frankfort area include: Denim and Dirt, led by Toni Quesenberry and Kelli Nester (meets second Sunday) and the Goalseekers, led by Sarah Royal and Wendi Getz (meets third Sunday).
4-H clubs that serve the Keyser area include: Agricolae, led by Kari Kesner and Joyce Shobe (meets third Monday); Limestone Vanguards, led by Abby Miller, Jami Cox and Erin Ravenscroft (meets second Tuesday); Pocahontas, led by Rusty Jernell and Rhonda Cannon (meets second Monday); and the Sunnysiders Club, led by Tommy Nester and Amy DelSignore (meets second Thursday).
The Klover Krusaders 4-H Club led by Eric Iser and Betsy Green serves the Burlington area and meets on the third Monday. The Mountaineer 4-H Club led by Joyce Turner and Sue Bosley serves the Elk Garden area and meets on the second Thursday.
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