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Cherokee County 4-H Clovers in Action

January 28, 2022

Laura Haddon
Cherokee County 4-H Agent

Cherokee County 4-H has continued its partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Upstate by providing STEM activities to the clubs located in Cherokee County.  Youth at Blacksburg, Draytonville, Luther Vaughan, BD Lee, and Limestone-Central Elementaries have experienced Biology and Chemistry through hands-on activities.  During the month of October students dissected Barn Owl pellets to discover which animals make up the Barn Owl’s food chain.  In November, they had a tasty introduction to Chemistry as they made “Pumpkin Pie in a Bag”.

Cookies, Crafts, & Pies, Oh My!

Cookies, Crafts, & Pies, Oh My!

Cherokee County 4-H community clubs used their “hands for larger service” over the holidays by collecting non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army, crafting Christmas ornaments for residents at Brookview Healthcare Center, and baking Christmas cookies for Meals on Wheels.  They have also been busy learning about all the opportunities that 4-H has to offer them!

Third grade students at Corinth Elementary have been learning about how to make healthy choices by learning to read nutrition labels and how many servings of fruits and veggies they need to eat each day.  Students made and enjoyed Fruit Smoothies and a salad with a rainbow of vegetables and a low-fat Ranch dressing.  They have also learned about GO, SLOW, and STOP drinks and are ready to make healthier choices in 2022!

Cookies & Ornaments made by 4-Hers

Cookies & Ornaments made by 4-Hers

Looking ahead to a busy spring, Cherokee County 4-H is preparing for its First Annual Spring Livestock Show on March 11th and March 12th.  Youth may exhibit market hogs, beef cattle, and rabbits.  Sponsors are needed for this show to be a success.  Please contact Laura Haddon (lhaddon@clemson.edu) for more information or to offer your support!

The first annual “Down on the Farm Day” is scheduled for this spring too!  On Friday, April 1st second graders from across the county will be bussed to Sarratt Farms where they will be introduced to agriculture, both plants and animals!  This event was made possible by a Cherokee County Community grant as well as partnerships between Clemson Extension, Cherokee County Farm Bureau, SC Farm to School, and local farmers.

 

 



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