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4-H Food and Textile Youth Projects to Begin

Does baking, learning to mix, measure and read recipes sound like  

fun? Would you like to learn to use kitchen gadgets, make snacks  

and plan meals? Are you interested in machine sewing, quilting or  

arts and crafts? Do you enjoy creating art, clothing or décor from  

recyclables? If you answered, “yes” then the Shelby County 4-H  

Food and Textile project is for you. 

Project Meetings 

The Shelby County 4-H Food and Textile project will meet the  

first Saturday of each month, beginning November 6th from 11:00  

am to 2 pm at the Shelby County Extension office, 266  

Nacogdoches Street, Center (old elementary school building).  

4-H Textile Project 

Project activities include creating art and other projects from craft items, participating on a team  to design a fashion piece from recyclables, and learning beginning machine sewing to make a lap  quilt (sewing machines and instruction will be provided). Don’t worry if you’ve never tried  these projects before! If you are at all interested, come and have fun learning and doing.

4-H Food Project 

In the 4-H Food project, boys and girls, grades 3rd through 12th focus on nutrition, food safety  and learning cooking and measuring skills. This year we will be learning how to can and make  jams and jellies, bake delicious holiday treats, participate in a team chopped contest, and learn  about setting an appetizing table.  

How to Participate 

Bring a sack lunch, and have a day of fun, hands-on learning! Parents are welcome to stay and  join in the fun. There is no fee to participate if you are a current 4-H member. If not, it’s easy to  join! Just call the Extension office and speak to Tera or Feleshia to get all the information. To  ensure adequate supplies, please RSVP by November 4th to Feleshia Thompson, CEA-FCH at  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at 

What is 4-H? 

Texas 4-H is like a club for kids and teens ages 5-18, and it’s BIG! It’s the largest youth  development program in Texas with more than 550,000 youth each year. Texas 4-H is part of  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System and the program was  founded in 1908, No matter where you live or what you like to do, Texas 4-H has something that  lets you be a better you! 

You may think 4-H is only for your friends with animals, but it’s so much more! You can do  activities like shooting sports, food science, healthy living, robotics, fashion, and photography.  

Youth can join for $30! Texas 4-H is for kids of almost any age – grades K-2 can be in Clover  Kids if offered in your area. From 3rd-12th grades (8 years old before September 1st), you can  be in 4-H. Visit the Join Texas 4-H webpage to learn more.

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