Has the Fair inspired your kid to join 4-H?

Oh, to be a kid again!  If I were, I would be pestering my parents to let me join 4-H.  Seeing all the kids at the Fair this week with their animals and projects and ribbons makes me wish I could go back in time and trade all those hours I spent with my new Atari game console for something much more productive.

If you have a child who is wanting to join in the 4-H fun, there is a fantastic website run through Washington State University.  It has tons of information. Check it out here.

The Head, Heart, Hands, Health program is open to kids ages 5-19.  The new year starts in October, so you have plenty of time to do some research and make a plan even before school starts.

One interesting thing I have learned by eavesdropping in the Llama Greenway is that you don’t need your own animal to be involved in that aspect of 4-H.  There are actually generous people out there who are willing to let you borrow their animals for a 4-H project.

It’s really a win-win:  you get to test drive your child’s interest and involvement in raising an animal without having to invest in an animal and a pen and all the accessories.  Meanwhile, the animal’s owner gets to have their animal get some exercise and socialization and training.

If I had only known back in the ’70s…

Has the Fair inspired your kid to join 4-H?

Toni Woodard

I am a Clark County Fair Fanatic and eat all things fried during the glorious 10 days of The Fair. I have lived in Clark County since 2004 and consider it the second-best decision of my life. I am married to a great guy named Rob (first-best decision) who graciously carries my stuff and takes my picture every time I eat something at The Fair. We have two indoor cats and lots of deer, rabbits, and coyotes who are kind enough to stay outside.

Has the Fair inspired your kid to join 4-H?

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