4-H Seasonal Expo scheduled for May 20

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The 2017 4-H Seasonal Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at The Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds.

Members of 4-H will display their completed projects and conduct demonstrations to educate the public about the Berrien County 4-H Youth Program.

The 4-H Seasonal Expo is the only all 4-H exhibition in the county that showcases the accomplishments of 4-H members in Berrien County.

Free to visitors, the public is welcome to view exhibits such as sewing, quilting, animal science notebooks, veterinary science, photography, woodworking, crafts, cake decorating and more. One should not be surprised if they catch a glimpse of a 4-H goat, chicken, or rabbit along the way.

Additionally, the traditional 4-H Style Review in the Youth Memorial Building will take place at 4 p.m. 4-H members will model sewn, personalized, knitted, and crocheted garments and accessories, which they have constructed.

Saturday’s expo will include several special highlights including:

• 4-H Dog Project Evaluation and Demo from noon to 3 p.m. Those who attend can see how 4-H dogs and members work together to enhance their skills.

• Learn about the new Michigan 4-H curriculum — Youth Business Guide for Success: Make the Most of Your 4-H Market Animal Project: an interactive overview will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Area 4-H leaders, agriscience teachers and youth age 12 to 19 raising market animals are welcome to join to learn how their project and efforts could be enhanced by using this curriculum.

• Berrien’s 4-H Robotics project will demonstrate from noon to 3 p.m. People can check out the opportunities that 4-H members have through 4-H Lego robotics programming.

Along with the special highlights, 4-H members will host a community service project by collecting needed non-perishable items for local food banks. The public is welcome to participate by bringing diapers, baby wipes, hygiene items, canned goods, peanut butter, pasta, rice, soup and paper goods.

The 4-H Seasonal Expo Information Booth will be staffed by 4-H volunteers and members that will answer questions about 4-H and the Seasonal Expo.

The 4-H Seasonal Expo is sponsored by the Berrien County 4-H Foundation, Inc. and 4-H Leader’s Association, Inc.

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