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4-H Block Party Highlights Camp | Local News

ByMary M. Ward

May 28, 2022

Hardin County 4-H is hosting a block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hardin County Extension Service office at 111 Opportunity Way in Elizabethtown.

It will highlight the upcoming summer camp and clubs available to Hardin County youth.

“The night will consist of various camp-themed games and activities including a relay rally, a chow cart, roasting marshmallows over a campfire to make s’mores, and yee haw time,” said the 4-H officer Sue Ann McCandless.

Anyone between the ages of 9 and 14 who is considering attending camp, planning to go, or wanting more information about 4-H can attend, she said.

During the event, various clubs within 4-H will have activities and demonstrations.

Target Masters Club is setting up an archery range, Livestock Club will have a petting zoo, Feathers and Fluff will bring chickens and bunnies, Trailblazers Horse Club will have a horse painting activity, and the Paws Club Dog plans a demonstration.

During the holiday, a free trip to 4-H camp worth $275 will be offered, McCandless said. Registration will take place when a child is registered in the party and you must be present to win. Pre-registration can be done by calling 270-765-4121.

“Teens who have been to camp before or are involved with one of our clubs are encouraged to help by serving in a leadership capacity,” she said.

Summer camp will be held July 18-22 at West Kentucky 4-H Camp in Dawson Springs. The Block Party kicks off a 10-day countdown to the June 10 registration deadline. At camp, youngsters can participate in ropes lessons, canoeing, archery, rifle shooting and more, McCandless said. Bursary applications are available for campers in financial need.

Along with the block party and camp, McCandless said Hardin County 4-H is looking for adult male and female volunteers to attend camp and help local students attend. Any adult who completes the volunteer process and is selected to attend camp can bring a child to camp with them for free.

For more information, call 270-765-4121.