Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program begins their new year on Oct. 1. Communities nationwide celebrate National 4-H Week the first week of October. This year, National 4-H Week takes place Oct. 1-7.

4-H kicks off the new year by holding a window display contest. This year, clubs have partnered with local businesses in their communities to spread the word about 4-H youth development. Stop by Covenant Manor, the Dinner Bell restaurant, Fredonia Hardware, Forestville Veterinary Hospital, Haff Acres Farm, Sinclairville Library, and Shear Style to learn why there’s no place like 4-H.

Chautauqua County 4-H also holds their annual Fall Fundraiser during National 4-H Week. Youth are selling Cooke Tavern Soups. These soups have no MSG, fillers, preservatives, or salt. There are a variety of soups to choose from and many are gluten free. Please stop by the 4-H Office or order your product from a local 4-Her. Thirty percent of the proceeds of the Fall Fundraiser go to participating clubs with the remainder of funds raised going toward general 4-H programming.

The 4-H Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.