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Club Spotlight

Country Clovers 4-H Club

The Country Clovers 4-H Club is located in Sussex County and comprised of about 20 youth that are very eager and excited to experience all that 4-H has to offer. Our youth range in age from ages 8-19 years old. Many of our members have a deep passion and love for horses and participate in the equine project area. Our club is also participating in the woodworking, science, sewing, leadership, demonstration, and arts/crafts project areas just to name a few. 

The Country Clovers have participated in the community this year by helping one of our club members who is completing her Diamond Clover Project. This member’s project is called Blankets of Love and she is making blanket care packages for children in need or going through difficult situations.  The club members have met several times and are helping to sew the blankets to go in the blanket care packages. Our members also adopted a family in the community for the holidays and purchased clothing and much needed items to help make their holiday a little brighter. Country Clovers can also be found participating each year with the Cards for Heroes event and volunteering during the Delaware State Fair. The club will also be sewing placemats for Meals on Wheels later this year.  

The Country Clovers 4-H Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for their business meeting and we meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month for our project meeting. Our meetings are normally held at the Sound United Methodist Church but we are currently meeting over Zoom. Anyone wishing to find out more information about our club or to join you can contact Rebecca Johnson at 302-381-4616 or email.

Club Spotlight

Heritage 4-H Club

Heather Coverdale has a passion for 4-H after a long history as a 4-H’er, leader and employee of the 4-H Afterschool Program in Kent County. With extra free time during quarantine, she started to envision activities, tours, projects and community service for a new club. Out of a challenging time, the Heritage 4-H Club was born!

The club is up and running and members are exited.  Currently, members range in age from 8 to 19 years old.   The club meets on the 1st Monday of the month from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Coverdale’s home. The projects at this time are foods and nutrition, science, archery, horticulture/gardening, and fishing.  A few of the members have an interest in goats and swine.  The members are currently preparing and practicing speeches for the public speaking contest and choosing a recipe for the Favorite Foods Contest.  The next community service project will be making Valentine’s Day favors/cards for the local nursing home. Heritage 4-H members are very excited and eager to explore the many things 4-H has to offer.

To join us on our adventures contact Heather Coverdale at 302-343-9335 or hlgooden@hotmail.com.

Club Spotlight

Flock of Friends

Flock of Friends is a 4-H club that ranges in age from 5-12. We meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month at our leader’s house in Newark (176 Rhythm Court). We are focusing on Exploring 4H and finding areas of interest for our young members. We enjoy doing crafts and activities, giving back to the community and spending time with each other. Our members currently participate in Favorite Foods and Public Speaking but are looking to expand as they continue to learn and grow.  We enjoy field trips to the Children’s Theatre, Philadelphia around the holidays, scavenger hunts in the park, and year end BBQ pool parties sans COVID. For more information please contact the New Castle County 4-H Office at 302-831-2506.

 

Club Spotlight

Lucky Leaf 4-H Club

Lucky Leaf 4-H club was established in 2016 after moving our Maryland club of 21years, the Melson’s Mustangs, to Delaware. Our current leaders are Melody Hudson, Chelsea Hudson, and Sherrie McMann with 18 club members ages 5-18. Each member chooses their own project area, from cooking to livestock, and presents demonstrations to the club to share what they have learned. Each member (ages 8-18) completes a project book each year to maintain membership. We have participated in many community outreach projects including Coastal Clean-up, Christmas stockings for Sussex County Fosters, and HALO homeless shelter to name a few. We also have many members that enjoy activities such as the pumpkin contest, state fair, favorite foods contest, and public speaking. We are very excited and looking forward to having our first in-person meeting this November! Meetings are on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6 pm.

Club Spotlight

Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club

 

Harrington Sunshine 4-H Club is one of the older clubs in Kent County.  We have both Cloverbud and Traditional 4-H members.  Last year our club had 75 members.  Our members are very active volunteers who enjoy doing Community Service project work.  Our community service activities include making hospital and nursing home tray favors for the holidays; going to the nursing home monthly to play bingo and make crafts with the residents; ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive; helping with beach clean up and beach grass planting; Relay for Life; making get well activity packets for the hospital and participating in many different local community activities throughout the year.  We are very proud of our club, as well as several of our individual club members who have received numerous recognitions and awards for their community service volunteer work.

Our club is always interested in providing opportunities and learning for our members in a variety of 4-H project areas. Some of these project areas include Leadership, Clothing & Textiles, Archery, Photography, Woodworking, Citizenship and Community Service, Foods and Nutrition, Health, and Arts & Crafts.  We encourage our members to participate in other 4-H project areas that interest them on their own.  Public Speaking and Demonstrations are two things we strongly encourage our members to participate in as these activities help them speak publicly with confidence- an important life skill.  We also encourage our members to participate in the various4-H Judging Contest areas that are available at the County and State levels.

Our members love the Delaware State Fair, and they look forward to completing items to exhibit at the fair that are related to their various 4-H project areas. We encourage our members to participate in all the opportunities 4-H offers them at the state fair.

We are currently accepting new members into our club.  We meet the first Monday night of each month from September to May with our meetings starting at 6:30 pm.  We hold our 4-H club meetings at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Raughley Hill Road in Harrington.