New 4-H interest meetings to be held

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4-H is growing in the Pee Dee! The Florence County 4-H Office is sponsoring two new 4-H interest meetings for Pee Dee area students, parents and/or potential volunteers who are interested in becoming part of a 4-H Shooting Sports Club or the new Central Pee Dee 4-H Livestock Club.

The Central Pee Dee 4-H Livestock Club will hold their interest meeting on September 1st at 5:30 p.m. in the agricultural classroom at the Darlington County Institute of Technology located at 160 Pinedale Drive in Darlington. The purpose of this meeting is to gauge interest in the formation of a new 4-H club that focuses on the selection, care and showing of livestock. Both farm and non-farm backgrounds are invited and students do not have to own livestock to participate.

A 4-H Shooting Sports informational meeting will be held on September 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at ArborOne Farm Credit located at 800 Woody Jones Boulevard in Florence. The purpose of this meeting is to share information and requirements with area adults who are interested in becoming trained and certified to coach local youth shooting sports teams. Attendees will hear from Clemson University’s Shotgun Team Coach and State 4-H Natural Resources Specialist, Rick Willey, along with the award-wining Dillon County 4-H Shooting Sports Coach, Bill Aston.

4-H club members are encouraged to participate in club projects in addition to community service projects as well as fun activities. 4-H provides club members with a hands-on learning experience in a safe and secure environment. Personal and professional development opportunities are made available to members on the county, regional, state and national levels.
For more information about the 4-H Programs, please contact 661-4800, Ext. 121. Membership in 4-H is offered to all youth, ages 5-19, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status.

Author: Jana Pye

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