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Celebrate National 4-H Week October 2-8, 2016

October 2, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Join us in celebrating National 4-H Week October 2-8, 2016! Anyone can participate! Kick off our celebration with a Random Act of 4-H Kindness each day. Check out the events we have planned. Sunday, October 2nd starts off with a self-guided tour on the Farm Crawl from 1:00 pm-4:00 p.m. Find our County 4-H & Youth Coordinator, Andrea Traeger between 2:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. at one of the locations & get signed up for 4-H Prizes! For more information go to On Monday, October 3rd 4-H members are asked to wear your 4-H Shirt to school! Even better with your parents permission participate in the SIGN MY SHIRT CONTEST. Bring your signed shirt to the Halloween Party Oct. 22nd to compete for the most signatures award! At 12:15 p.m. Andrea will be at BCLUW Elementary. Have fun with Legos from 3:30 pm 5:00 p.m. at the Dike Library on Tuesday, October 4th. Wednesday, October 5th is National Youth Science Day our 4-H Youth Committee will be meeting at 7pm to plan and celebrate. On Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. Pizza & Painting w/Judy at the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center. RSVP Required! Limited to 20. Open to kids & parents. Clover Kid Participants must have an adult stay and help them. Spread the news on Friday, October 7th we are having an Open House 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Stop by the Extension Office for a treat, try some hands on activities, sign up for prizes, enroll in 4-H & meet our staff! It's a great day to write or video your 4-H story for the Story Contest! Send your 4-H story to Andrea at If you like scavenger hunts join the Clover Box Challenge on Saturday, October 10th. There are 4 Clover Boxes with a 4-H surprise inside. Be the first person to find one of the boxes and the prize inside is yours. The boxes can be found in the following locations: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Dike, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Wellsburg, 10:00 am-11:00 a.m. Conrad, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Grundy Center. CLUES will be posted on Grundy County, Iowa 4-H Facebook Page & emailed to member's 4honline email. The first person to arrive and answer a 4-H questions will get to open the Clover Box & keep what is inside! We will stay at that location during the entire hour even if the box is won. Stop by and see what we are up to. When you see Andrea during this week & can recite the 4-H Pledge you get your name in a drawing! Participate in the Club Poster Challenge. 8 1/2 x 14 piece of card stock is available at the office. Make a poster promoting 4-H! Drop your poster off at the Extension Office. Posters will be judged and top poster will be selected for the facebook page cover photo. Poster's will be hung at various locations. If you are unable to attend any of the events feel free to stop by the Extension Office or call 319-824-6979. We would be happy to help you and answer questions! The fee is lower if you join by midnight on Saturday, October 31st, 2016. Contact Andrea at 319-824-6979 for more information.



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