Open house for potential 4-H members

During a recent 4-H open house at the OSU Extension Office in Delaware, Laryssa Hook, 4-H/Youth Development, shows potential 4-H Club members Lilli and Izzy Murrell project opportunities for both rural members and urban club members.

Hook said Delaware County serves more than 1,200 youth through 4-H Clubs, and said there’s always room for more. “We have a wide variety of non-animal projects, and we’re really trying to get more kids that are not doing animal projects,” Hook said. “4-H is more than animals in today’s world. 4-H teaches leadership qualities that are valuable as they grow older, and older 4-H members have opportunities to serve on the county junior fair board, as well as mentor younger members in their clubs.”

Hook said the deadline for joining a 4-H club and signing up for one or more projects for the 2017 fair season is Monday, April 17. For information log on to the Delaware County OSU Extension home page at and click 4-H Youth Development, or call the extension office at 740-833-2030.