4-H has way more to offer than cows and sheep these days, and on Thursday, the Erath County Extension office and members of the Erath County 4-H, will be in Stephenville City Park from 3-6 p.m. to show just what they do.
Several of the different clubs that the 4-H offers will have booths set up. Horse club, food, sewing, and even the National Champion shooting sports club will be in the park so that area youth, ages 7 to 17, can come by and find out what 4-H is all about.
And, yes, for those of you who are interested, there will be show cattle, dairy, lamb and goat clubs there, as well. The booths will be operated by members of the clubs and their parents so that potential members and their parents can find out from “the horses mouth” just how much fun the variety of clubs and activities 4-H offers are.
In addition to the booths, there will be an extension agent and a family and consumer sciences agent around to answer any questions.
Refreshments will be available during the Rally Day, and the first 100 children will receive a free 4-H T-shirt courtesy of Capitol Hatters, Grumps Burgers, and Lone Star Land Bank.
There will be games, a petting zoo, and the championship shooting sports club will be giving an archery and air rifle demonstration.
“The purpose of Rally Day is to invite youth from all around the county to attend, provide them with information on the 4-H program, and let them enjoy a day of fun,” Eduardo Cordero, Erath County extension agent said. “Current members of the Erath County 4-H and some adult volunteers will have exhibits and some hands-on activities that will acquaint participants with 4-H and show them how much fun and learning we have to offer.”
Anyone with questions about 4-H or the Rally Day can contact the Erath County extension office at 254-965-1460.