Shelbyville Daily Union


March 28, 2014

Shelby County 4-H Week was a huge success

Shelby County 4-H Week , March 16-22, was deemed a huge success, according to 4-H Coordinator Yolanda Nation as she recapped the week’s activities.

Amazing Race

Shelby County 4-H week kicked off with the eighth annual Amazing Race which was held on March 15. Eleven teams participated in the race which included members from 9 4-H clubs. The Race took members on a scavenger hunt around Shelby County. This year’s focus for the teams was team building and accomplishing each task given as a team. Teams consisted of three or four 4-Her’s and an adult driver. The Race started with a trivia contest which included questions about 4-H. Teams then looked all over the Shelby County Fairgrounds for clues to solve a puzzle. Once they obtained all their clues, they met back at the 4-H Center and solved the puzzle which was this year’s 4-H theme “4-H . . .It’s out of this World. Clues sent teams to Main Street School, the Spillway at Lake Shelbyville, the Senior Center, Farm Bureau and the 4-H Center.

Everyone met back at the 4-H Center and enjoyed pizza provided by Shelby County Federation and received team prizes.

Thank you to Amy Rochkes for planning, organizing and running the event. Everyone had a great time.


Day two of 4-H week brought members from all over the county to the Silver Stars Skating Rink in Mattoon. 120+ 4-H’ers, friends and family enjoyed the 2 ½ hour skating party.

Eleven clubs were represented including: Shelby County Cloverbuds, F.A.R, Findlay Feeders, Ful-O-Pep, John Jordan Jaybirds, Kaskaskia Cottonmouths, Moweaqua Rustlers, Shelby Showstoppers, Shelby Sparklers, Silver Spurs and Strasburg Tailtwisters.

Thanks to Shelby County Federation for covering the skating rink rental.

Window displays

Day three of 4-H week was judging the window displays that were located throughout the county. Clubs decorated windows to the theme of “4-H . . . It’s out of this world” and decorated with rocket ships, aliens, globes and spacemen. Clubs were scored on various items such as theme, information about joining 4-H, club leader and member names and telling the 4-H story. Window displays could be found in Cowden, Findlay, Moweaqua, Oconee, Shelbyville, Strasburg, Sigel and Windsor.

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