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4-H Club coming to Pine Island/Matlacha

September 10, 2013
by ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

Local resident, Lee County Master Gardener volunteer and member of the Pine Island Garden Club Ron Brendel has scheduled the first meeting of the Pine Island 4-H Youth Development Club.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Johns Episcopal Church.

Today, 4-H serves youth in rural, urban and suburban communities in every state across the nation. 4-Hers are tackling the nation's top issues, from global food security, climate change and sustainable energy to childhood obesity and food safety.

What is 4-H?

The 4-H website says, "4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills." The four "Hs" represent - Head (managing and thinking), Heart (relating and caring), Hands (giving and working) and Health (being and living).

"I would like to invite all Pine Island/Matlacha kids between the ages of 8 and 18 to our first 4-H meeting," Brindel said. "This 4-H is about gardening and small animal programs. If you would like to learn how to garden, cook and preserve foods, and take care of small animals this is the place to learn."

Contact Ron Brendel at 239-283-9257



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