• By Ryan Farley, Extension Agent

4-H/Youth Development

Jeremiah Dale works hard on his sewing project during the 2018 Woodford County 4-H Sewing Camp. (Photo submitted)

Summertime Fun Project Days for Woodford County 4-H Ryan Farley, Woodford County 4-H Agent

While many youth look forward to the relaxing nature of summer break, several Woodford County 4-Hers have spent the past few months hard at work at the Woodford County Extension office. These youth have spent hours developing skills or trying new activities as they participated in the Woodford County 4-H Summertime Fun Project Days.

Over 20 project days were offered this year and they varied in length, content and topic. The summer kicked off with several art focused project days, including Pen and Ink, Linoleum Prints and door hangers. Other similar days included abstract painting, jewelry making, invitation making and cartooning. In mid-June, the three-day plant camp offered an opportunity to learn all about horticulture topics, working with Faye Kuosman, the Woodford County Horticulture agent. Those youth interested in insects enjoyed the entomology project day and others interested in science topics participated in electricity and woodworking projects. Other youth had interests in textiles and participated in one or many of the many project days in that category including sewing camp, stamped cross-stitch, knitting, and arm-knitting. The project days wrapped up on July 9 and 10 with the kitchen boot camp, offering a crash course in cooking a variety of recipes and learning new kitchen skills.

A special thanks is deserved for Bessie Bain and Laura Brown, both volunteers who have helped lead several of the project days this summer. If you are interested in participating in more project-based work, call the Woodford County Extension office at 859-873-4601.

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