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Cloverbuds will meet Dec. 4, local youngsters urged to join

Cloverbuds is for any child ages 5, 6 or 7 who would like to start to explore the county’s 4-H program.

The group meets two Fridays per month from 1:45-3:30 p.m. at the 4-H Building on the fairgrounds, in the upstairs meeting room. The leaders of the club are Stacey Lewis and Lisa Scott. The next meeting is Dec. 4.

“Rain forests” is the theme for the year and all the activities and learning will be centered on this theme. Discovery and learning by doing is the goal for the time together, and sessions will feature a mixture of crafts, learning games, activities, experiments, demonstrations from other areas of 4-H, and an individual creative entry in a 4-H Record Book.

The program is intended to be drop-off and parents/guardians are asked to sign up for a date to be a volunteer at one of the Cloverbud sessions and provide a snack that same day. Reminders are given regarding each meeting and while attendance is not required, regular attendance is encouraged.

The cost is $30 for the year per individual, or $55 for the year for two children. This nominal fee will assist in covering costs for materials and supplies for the year. Scholarship assistance is available.

For more information or registration, contact Sandy Caves, 4-H coordinator, at the 4-H Extension Office at the fairgrounds, or at 264-5931.

The Cloverbud project will help its members enhance development and learning through fun, hands-on activities. It is a non-competitive, participatory program that introduces an overall theme for the year and encourages the children to learn by doing in order to build self confidence, expand interests and encourage creativity. The program enables children to learn facts about the theme, build self-esteem through fun experiences, enhance their social skills and become more creative.