Have you ever wondered what happens in a 4-H Club? Ever thought about raising a cavy – more commonly known as a guinea pig? Think you have it in you to be the next Lincoln County 4-H Iron Chef? Then come check out the Coastal Critters 4-H Club Open House this Sunday, November 4 from 2 to 4 pm at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds (corner of NE Harney and 3rd).
This year the club is going to specialize in small animals, arts and crafts (known at the fair as static), cooking and food preservation and contests. As with all 4-H clubs, new project ideas are always welcome, so don’t worry if you aren’t sure what type of project you’d like to do. Just bring your ideas and bring your enthusiasm!
4-H Clubs throughout Lincoln County offer opportunities to explore project areas such as photography, food and nutrition, natural science, fine arts, crafts, sewing, archery, marine science, horticulture and much more. Some clubs focus on one particular area, such as a horse or dog club, while others have a broader focus and may include any of the “static” projects or other animals such as cavies, rabbits, pocket pets, cows, goats and sheep.
The focus of 4-H is not on becoming an expert in any one area but rather on helping young people learn and grow through an intentional process that builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character. Research has shown that by participating in 4-H, young people prepare themselves for economic and social success in adulthood.
For more information about Coastal Critters or the 4-H Program in Lincoln County, please contact the OSU Extension office at 541-574-6534.