Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who came to the 2019 Sale of Champions to support our youth! 143 items sold for a grand total of $147,383.23!

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Local contacts:

St. Francois County clubs

Bear Creek Kidz Club
Club leaders: Alisha Carrow or 573-701-2514, Sarah Falch, 573-631-6734

Central R-3 Rebel Bots Club
Club leader: Chris Warden

Farmington Farmers Club
Contact the county office for more information: 573-756-4539

Lab:Revo Club
Contact the county office for more information: 573-756-4539

Purple Clovers Club
Club leader: Amy Heberlie or 573-631-401

Salem Club
Club leader: Kate Murphy or 573-330-6606

St. Francois County Club
Club leader: Kendra Graham, 573-756-4539

Wild Bunch Club
Club leader: Shannon Chandler

About 4-H

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 18, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to meet the diverse challenges of today’s world, build self-confidence, learn responsibility and make positive decisions.

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers: geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups and explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting your local extension office. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fundraisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.