Madison Township Prepares 4-H Enrollment This Weekby Jessica Grabowski on November 9, 2014
The moo’s of the cows and the oinks of the pigs. It’s what a lot of kids want to go to see during the 10 days of the St. Joseph County Fair. It’s that time of year to get that ball rolling. Madison Township is having their annual 4-H enrollment on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until noon, at the Esther Singer Building of the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46614. The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service of St. Joseph County is hosting this enrollment for all of the 4-H clubs and Madison Township will be there.
You can sign up your 4-H’er for the projects he/she will take in the upcoming year. January 15th, 2015, is the cut-off date for enrolling in 4-H this year. You will be able to either enroll in person or by computer. The cost of the 4-H program is $20 ($15 for the program fee and $5 for the club fee). You don't even have to live in Madison Township to belong to their 4-H club. They welcome everyone! They have some really good project leaders and the club has some really fun activities like a pizza party and awards banquet where scholarships are awarded to their 4-H’ers.
Although Purdue did eliminate the Clover Bud program for the 3-5 year olds, St. Joseph County is creating a new club for these little ones called "Little Hands". Little Hands is only available through St. Joseph County through their new Open Class Program. Little Hands is a free program. So, stop by on Saturday and sign up your little ones from the age of 3 through your seniors in High School.