The members of last year’s Union County 4-H 1st Grade Pet Club welcome Tasha, a special visitor to their meeting. (photo: Union County 4-H Clubs)
Westfield, NJ – Boys and girls who love pets can develop leadership skills while learning about pet care, by joining the 4-H 1st Grade Pet Club. The club is open to all Union County children in 1st grade. It meets once a month at the County Administrative Services Building at 300 North Avenue in Westfield. The next meeting is on Friday October 16 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Along with learning about the care of pets including dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals, Pet Club members make crafts and snacks, and do show and tell. They also perform a small community service project, and they will be part of countywide 4-H events. There is no fee to join. Parents are asked to attend meetings and provide snack and craft materials. The club is lead by a 4-H certified volunteer.
4-H is a program of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. To sign up for the Pet Club or get more information, call the 4-H Office at 908-654-9854 or email 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz at Nichnadowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu.