National 4-H Week starts today, October 2. The theme for the 2022 event is Opportunity 4 All, which highlights how 4-H offers opportunities for youth to find their passion and explore it through hands-on learning experiences.
To culminate the week-long celebration, dueling pianos will delight you on Saturday, October 8, at Speedway in Milbank. The Dueling Duo of Andy Gibson and Ryno will take all your live requests. The social hour and games begin at 6 p.m. The meal begins at 7 p.m., and the entertainment and the auction get underway at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the evening will support the new Grant County 4-H complex.
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During National 4-H Week, expect to see many 4-H members, parents, and volunteers showing their 4-H spirit by wearing green or by decorating their homes or windows with the 4-H clove.
The local 4-H group will also again feature its medallion hunt. The hunt begins on Monday, October 3. The winner of the hunt receives a 4-H gift package and $50 in Ol’ Mill bucks. Get your clues on KMSD Radio or Grant County 4-H social media accounts.
In Grant County, more than 181 youth and 30 volunteers are involved in 4H. The program is the nation’s largest youth development organization. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations reach one million young people in more than 50 countries.
“4-H empowers young individuals to be true leaders,” says Sara Koepke, the 4-H youth program advisor for Grant County. “Our 4-H program’s hands-on approach gives young people guidance, tools, and encouragement and then puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen.”
Want to learn more about 4-H in Grant County? Contact the Grant County 4-H Office at 605.432.9221 or check out Grant County SDSU Extension online.