4-H Celebration at the Legacy of the Plains

A special celebration of the legacy and future of 4-H is planned for April 14, 2018 at the Legacy of the Plains Museum west of Gering.

This free event will last from 2-5 p.m. at the museum and will feature the 4-H program’s strong ties to our Nebraska past, as well its bright future in rural and urban areas, especially in the Panhandle.

Hands-on activities and information of interest to both members and non-members will be featured, according to Jana Schwartz, 4-H assistant for Nebraska Extension in Scotts Bluff County. Platte Valley Companies is supporting the event as a sponsor.

Volunteers and members will have booths showcasing current projects such as robotics, animal science, sewing, horticulture, and more. 4-H Staff and Council members will be available to assist families in learning more about 4-H, the largest positive youth development program in the country, and how to join in Scotts Bluff County.

There will be displays showing how far 4-H has come over the years. “The roots and tradition are important, but we have continued to change over the years to be viable for today’s youth, Schwartz said.”

Fliers about the event will be distributed in local schools. For youth who want to get involved in 4-H, 4-H staff will be on hand at the Legacy of the Plains celebration to answer questions and help them enroll if they want.

 Anyone who can’t attend on April 14 but would like more information on 4-H can contact the Nebraska Extension Office at 632-1480 or email jschwartz2@unl.edu.