One way 4-H will honor this milestone is by offering a 4-H Centennial project division at the Kentucky State Fair. The 4-H Centennial division has many different classes for young people to compete in, and each class has a junior division for 9 to 13-year-olds and senior division for youth who are 14 to 18-years-old.
Young people who plan to compete in the 4-H Centennial division should review the specific class rules provided by the county 4-H agent. Some general rules apply to all classes. Each county is limited to one entry per class for the centennial division, and all work must be completed by the 4-H’er since the 2008 state fair unless stated otherwise. All entries will receive a commemorative 4-H Centennial ribbon. A junior and senior winner will be named for each class as well as an overall class champion.
Youth can choose from many different classes which vary in levels of difficulty and specialty. Some of the classes include electric lamp making, needlework that incorporates the 4-H Centennial, an exhibit on consumer education comparing items from 1909 to 2009, photography that includes a four leaf clover and cake decorating. A complete list of classes and rules and regulations for the 2009 4-H Centennial Division is available online at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/carter-files/FCS/2009_Centennial_State_Fair_Classes.pdf .
With all the exciting events celebrating the 4-H Centennial throughout the year, especially during the state fair, everyone is encouraged to come out and see what the 4-H has accomplished over the past 100 years, as well as current projects and future plans for the organization.
For more information on the 2009 4-H Centennial Division or 4-H in your community, contact the Logan Cooperative Extension Service.
Source: Stephanie Blevins, State 4-H Youth Development Specialist