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Get Youth Involved in 4-H - Lawrence County 4-H Hosts 4-H Information Session in January

LAWRENCE COUNTY - DECEMBER 12, 2023 - Purdue Extension-Lawrence County and Lawrence County 4-H are pleased to announce a “Learn about 4-H” Information Session scheduled for January 16, 2024, at the 4-H Fairgrounds Expo Hall.

This informative event is tailored for new and prospective 4-H members and their families who are eager to explore the exciting opportunities 4-H has to offer.

The session will take place at 6:00 pm and promises an engaging and interactive experience for attendees.

Purdue Extension-Lawrence County experts and 4-H leaders will be on hand to provide essential information about the 4-H program, its various projects, and the numerous benefits of participation.

;We are excited to welcome new and potential members to the 4-H family and provide them with valuable insights into the enriching experiences that await them," said Lesley Lodmell, Extension Educator for 4-H and Youth Development at Purdue Extension-Lawrence County. "4-H is not just a program; a community whereyoung minds can grow, learn, and create lasting memories.

The information session will cover:

1. Overview of the 4-H Program: Learn about the history, values, and mission of 4-H

2. Project Opportunities: Discover the diverse range of projects available for 4-H members to explore anddevelop skills in.

3. Benefits of Participation: Understand the positive impact that 4-H involvement can have on personaldevelopment, leadership skills, and community engagement.

4. Registration Process: Get step-by-step guidance on how to become a 4-H member.

The event is open to all interested families, and there is no cost to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity toask questions, interact with current 4-H volunteers, and gain a firsthand understanding of the supportive 4-H


"We encourage parents and guardians to bring their children to this information session to discover the numerous ways 4-H can help them grow as individuals and leaders in our community," added Lodmell.

Infobooths with 4-H Clubs will open at 5:30 with the program beginning at 6 pm. Booths will remain open forquestions after the program.

Event Details: Date: January 16, 2023 Time: 6:00 pm Location: 4-H Fairgrounds Expo Hall Address: 11265 US-50, Bedford, IN 47421. RSVP by visiting

If you have questions or want to know more information, feel free to contact the Purdue Extension-LawrenceCounty office, 812-275-4623, by emailing the 4-H Extension Educator, Lesley Lodmell

4-H Enrollment:

In 4-H, you can make friends, have fun, and try new things with the help of caring adults.

Whatever your interests or time available, there is a 4-H experience for you. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation, and there is a place for you with many different clubs, trips, scholarships, and other opportunities available.

Enrollment is now open and easy with the 4HOnline system, You can also stop by our office for questions or assistance. The $20 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H program fees for members 2 in grades 3-12.

For Mini 4-H members (grades k-2) the fee is $5. These fees include as many clubs and/or

projects you would like.

Additional information about 4-H Enrollment and how to get involved, visit our website:

About Purdue Extension-Lawrence County: Purdue Extension is a service tailored to meet the needs of Indiana, in every county, providing access to the latest information to aid in everyday decision-making.

Extension provides a gateway to the vast resources of the Purdue University system, connecting knowledge to critical issues in local communities.

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