4-H members and their families from across Benton County are invited to attend the Benton County 4-H Celebration on Sunday, October 7. The event will be held at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Auditorium in Vinton starting at 2:00 p.m.

The event will celebrate the accomplishments of Benton County 4-H members throughout the 2011-12 participation year. County 4-H awards will be presented and other achievements and honors will be recognized. 4-Hers also should be prepared to enjoy some interactive fun and fellowship. After activities and awards, the afternoon will culminate in a free picnic meal.

The 4-H Celebration is open to all Benton County 4-H members and their families; 4-H volunteers and other 4-H supporters.

Young people interested in joining 4-H and their families also are encouraged to attend. “This is a terrific opportunity to see a showcase of the many accomplishments of our Benton County 4-Hers, and to meet the club leaders and other volunteers involved in the program,” says Greg Walston, Director of Benton County Extension.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/benton/ or call the Benton County Extension office at 319/472-4739.

4-H is the youth program of America’s Cooperative Extension Service and is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than six million young people across the United States with programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills.

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