Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2016

Attend 4-H Club Night

Union County 4-H Clubs are once again preparing for a new season of fun and learning. The organization will hold Club Night, a chance for all participants interested in signing up for a 4-H Club on Friday, September 23rd from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Magnet School, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to attend the event and see if any of the clubs listed are of interest to them. Clubs this year include Archery, Lego Robotics, Anime, Cooking, Horticulture, and more.  Club Night encourages those interested to meet club leaders, sign up for clubs, and learn more about Union County 4-H activities.

“The 4-H Clubs are a great part of our community. These clubs encourage young students to explore their passion while also connecting with others who feel the same way,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The clubs teach the children many important life skills like organization, teamwork, and leadership. The Freeholder Board is proud to support 4-H and the enrichment it brings to the minds of young people.”

Union County 4-H Clubs are run by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture originally established the 4-H clubs over 100 years ago in an effort to help rural communities learn important information about agriculture and family health.

The clubs have updated their topics over the years as a way to keep up with the ever-changing interests in society. The topics today integrate children from both urban and suburban communities.

This year’s club topics include Community Service, Dog Lovers, Tech, and more. There is also a Variety Club for students who wish to explore their own topics within the 4-H Club environment.

The 4-H Clubs are open for boys and girls in grades 1-12. The materials fee of $10.00 per club ($5.00 per additional club in the same family) is payable at Club Night.

Attendance to Club Night is by invitation only. To receive an invitation or more information about the program contact Union County 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz at 908-654-9854 or jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org, or visit ucnj.org/rce.

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