Learning life skills, gaining knowledge and making friends are all part of being a Butler County 4-H member. 4-H provides the educational opportunities for youth and adults to work in partnerships. These healthy partnerships give youth the opportunity for mastery, engagement in learning, and participation in a safe environment.
Each year, the Butler County 4-H Ambassador’s and 4-H Council representatives hold the Butler County Mini-Fair. This event gives 4-Hers the opportunity to practice speaking, interview judging, have the opportunity to do project show and tell with their pets, various displays and other fun projects or activities they enjoy working on. Youth also learn decision making skills by participating in horticulture and family and consumer sciences judging classes. This year, youth also had the opportunity to participate in a salad making demo where they learned about different greens, how to cut the greens and veggies, how to decorate a salad and different dressings you can put on to enhance the flavor. Furthermore, they learned about food safety with salads.
In addition to all the educational activities, many fun events were held and enjoyed by all. They include: fruit and cheese kabob making, bread braiding, insect pinning, rubber band bracelet making, mini-cake walk, pancake eating contest, ring toss and water balloon toss.