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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 18, 2013
Contact:
Patricia O'Neil, WSU Extension-Thurston County 4-H at (360) 867-2172

Fall into Fun with Thurston County 4H Programs


This fall's 4-H programs will get your child geared up and ready for the holidays with arts, crafts and cooking workshops that are fun and easy, and you don't need to be a 4-H member to register and join the fun.

Fall Create & Take Workshops
Youth grades K-12 can enjoy cooking and crafting and take home their projects at the end of these easy and fun workshops. 4-H membership is not required, but pre-registration is. Contact the Thurston County 4-H Office to register or for more information at TC4H@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2157.
  • Cupcake Decorating on Monday, Oct. 21. Workshop will be at the Thurston County Fairgrounds from 6:30-8 p.m. for $5.

  • Decoupage Picture Frame on Thursday, Nov. 21. Workshop will be at the Thurston County Fairgrounds from 6:30-8 p.m. for $5.

  • Graham Cracker House on Thursday, Dec. 19. Workshop will be at the Thurston County Fairgrounds from 6:30-8 p.m. for $5.

  • FREE! Day of Compassion project: Sew a Cap for Cancer Patients on Monday, Jan. 20. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this special project that serves people in need. Workshop will be at the Thurston County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Is your child looking for even more 4-H fun? October is the start of the new 4-H year, so contact Patt O'Neil with Thurston County 4-H at (360) 867-2172 or OneilP@co.thurston.wa.us to learn more about all of the projects and programs at the 53 4-H clubs throughout Thurston County.

Be sure to come out to Del's Feed and Farm Supply stores in Olympia and Yelm now through October 20 to support Thurston County 4-H with the annual Fall Paper Clover fundraising campaign. Get your paper clovers for a donation of $1 or more at checkout and 65 percent of the funds raised at the two stores going directly to fund 4-H programs in Thurston County. As in years past, 5 percent of funds raised will go to the statewide 4-H office, and 30 percent will go to the National 4-H Council.

The Thurston County 4-H program is a partnership between the private, non-profit National 4-H Council, the Washington State University Extension program, and Thurston County government. What started as a handful of agricultural clubs for youth in the late 1800s and early 1900s has grown into a community of 414 members supporting 53 clubs in Thurston County, and 6 million young people across America learning about agricultural techniques, technology and research through practical "hands-on" learning. The national 4-H organization is a unique partnership of the National 4-H Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 100 land-grant universities across the country, and more than 3,000 county offices that form the land-grant university Cooperative Extension System.

To learn more about all of the Thurston County 4-H programs and membership, visit http://county.wsu.edu/thurston or call (360) 867-2157. WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.


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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3