October is here which means it is time to enroll in 4-H and enjoy Spooky Science. We invite all families in the community to come out and enjoy our 4th annual Spooky Science event 6-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds. Spooky Science is a free event that is open to all ages and we encourage families to bring their youth in Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at all of our stations. Youth do not have to be in 4-H to attend. 

There is something for everyone at Spooky Science. We will have s’mores bar for families to enjoy a tasty treat, all while enjoying our Spooky Science and livestock stations. Other community partners such as the Carnegie Museum, Crawfordsville District Public Library, Rotary Jail and Youth Service Bureau will be present with their own Spooky Science station. 

Have questions about 4-H or want to enroll your youth? Then come out that evening to learn more about what 4-H has to offer. We welcome all families and community members of Montgomery County to come out for a fun and relaxing evening together.

Oct. 6-12 is also when we celebrate National 4-H Week. During this time millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every part of the country are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career. 

Did you know that 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, and cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now? In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices, such as the Montgomery County Extension office. 

Inspire Kids to Do by enrolling them in 4-H. 4-H enrollment is from now until Jan. 15. Don’t delay in joining such a great youth development program that provides youth with the life skills that they need now and in the years to come. 

To enroll in the Montgomery County 4-H program, visit https://in.4honline.com or visit the Montgomery County Extension office at 400 Parke Ave., Crawfordsville, IN 47933. The program fee for enrolling in 4-H is $15 per child and mini 4-H (grades K-2) is free. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Abby Morgan at the Extension office at 765-364-6363 or e-mail asweet@purdue.edu.

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