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Public invited to attend 4-H celebration
JACKSON – A free, all-day event at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Lakeland Drive on Oct. 29 will celebrate more than 100 years of youth development programming for the state’s 4-H members.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development Program is partnering with private businesses and educational organizations for the day’s family-focused activities. The event will feature a Health Fair conducted by United Health Care. 4-H will have hands-on activities promoting sustainable agriculture through family and community gardens, science experiments and robotics demonstrations.
During the day, participants will see live demonstrations of 4-H shooting sports and the ATV program. Tours will be held in the newly reopened Mississippi 4-H Learning Center and Pete Frierson 4-H Museum. Other events will include train rides, hay rides, the Modeling Squad Showdown, Showcase of Talent and 4-H Public Speaking. 4-H Leadership Team members and volunteer leaders will be on hand to assist visitors and tell about their 4-H experiences.
Event partners include United Health Care, Alcorn State University, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Toyota, Best Buy, Land Water and Timber Board, Mississippi 4-H Foundation, TransCanadian Pipeline and other friends of 4-H.
For more information contact Betty Rawlings in the state 4-H office at (662) 325-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.