Weber County 4-H members are celebrating the program’s centennial at the Weber County Fair Aug. 8-11.
The fair is always a place for kids in 4-H to exhibit what they’ve learned, but this year it’s not just for current 4-H members — alumni are also invited to show off the skills they picked up in the program.
Alumni entries, due Aug. 6, include saved items made when they were young club members, and items they made as adults using skills learned in 4-H. Other exhibit categories are 4-H pictures and scrapbook pages, and written or video essays titled “My 4-H Experience.” A limited number of slots are also available for alumni to show livestock and horses.
A 4-H Centennial Station, open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily during the fair, features exhibits and photos dating back to the 1920s. There will also be project demonstrations noon to 6 p.m. daily, by current members.
Completed questionnaires, for a 4-H time capsule, will be accepted during the fair, through 5 p.m. Aug. 10.
Special 4-H events on Aug. 10 include scavenger hunts all day; contests ranging from pig racing to pickle eating from noon to 6 p.m.; “The Big Green Slime Event” service challenge at 4 p.m.; and a 7 p.m. celebration for members, leaders, volunteers and alumni, with cake and Clover Craze Aggie Ice Cream.
Davis County’s 4-H program is celebrating the centennial at that county’s fair Aug. 15-18, but on a slightly smaller scale. Like Weber County, organizers will serve ice cream and have some alumni exhibits.