UNION — An annual rally slated for this weekend will offer a free lunch and a wealth of information about Union County 4-H Clubs.
The Union County 4-H Office will host the 2014 Union County 4-H Rally from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Clemson Extension Meeting Room, which is located at 120 Kirby St. (on the Union County Fairgrounds).
The rally invites families with youth ranging from ages 5-19 to learn about Union County 4-H Clubs, meet 4-H club leaders, join a 4-H club and sign up for summer camps. Those who attend will also be treated to free hot dogs and snacks.
Local agent Anne Brock said 4-H Club leaders and adult volunteers will be on hand to share information about 4-H programs, including wildlife, forestry and natural resources, livestock, small animals such as rabbits, dogs and cats, gardening, baking, poultry, shooting sports (archery and BB guns), and more.
“You will want to see one of our newest projects — the 4-H Soap Box Car Racers,” Brock said. “This is a brand new club for this year, with members actually building their own Soap Box Car and joining in local and regional competitions and exhibitions. Club members will learn about simple machines, forces and gravity, gears and pulleys, and much more.”
Those who attend Saturday’s rally and would like to join 4-H will have the opportunity to do so. The membership fee is $10, which includes a 4-H t-shirt.