BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — The 4-H Open House, Halloween Extravaganza was held on Sunday, October 31st. The Saratoga County 4-H welcomed 1,000 community members to the 4-H Training Center- indoor facility. Attendees were invited to experience a showcase of 4-H clubs and 4-H animal projects. Each club handed out candy to the trick or treaters, provided games or crafts, and presented information about their club/ projects to the public. The Saratoga County 4-H organized hay rides for the public to tour the 4-H Training Center.
The 4-H Clubs/ Programs included Saratoga Shepherds, 4-H 4Us, Bucks & Does, Domestic Rabbit, Saratoga Sharp Shooters, Animal Ambassadors, Dairy Princesses, Saratoga Humzingers, Middleliners, County Wide Robotics, and the Country Kids of Gansevoort. 4-H youth who displayed their animals in the Farm Animal Meet and Greet included Jade Bradley – Duck, Ryleigh Wadsworth – Dairy Calf, Kohlby Himelrick – Goats, Matthias Miller – Rabbit, Saratoga Humzingers – Alpacas, Lauryn Duell – Rabbit, Kiri Kergel – Rabbit. The Saratoga Sharp Shooters provided Hot dogs and Pulled pork to the community while fundraising for their club. 4-H Leaders stated they had many parents interested in signing up their youth for 4-H. This event would not have been possible with out our 4-Her’s, Volunteers, and 4-H Leaders!
The 4-H Open House, Halloween Extravaganza was a great way to intrigue interest in 4-H and increase enrollment after almost 2 years of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The Saratoga County 4-H continues to offer a variety of educational and fun programming, in hopes this event continues to spark the interest of youth and parents in the upcoming years. For more information about 4-H visit ccesaratoga.org or call our CCE office at (518)885-8995.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County