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.
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.
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.