Area youth enjoy 4-H Halloween event

Marshall-Putnam 4-H Cloverbuds learn ‘all about pumpkins’

“All About Pumpkins” was the theme of this year’s Marshall-Putnam 4-H Cloverbud Halloween. Youth ages 5-7 from across the counties came to University of Illinois Extension on Oct. 30.

Carla, Kaitlyn and Avery Schaer shared with the Cloverbuds interesting information about growing and cooking pumpkins, then they all painted a pumpkin to take home. The youth listened to a story, played games and decorated their own pumpkin cookies, made by Lisa Palm. Each member received a trophy for their Halloween costume. Marshall-Putnam 4-H Federation members planned and helped with the event.

To learn more about 4-H or information on enrolling your child in a local club, contact call Anne Scheel at 309-364-2356 or email amscheel@illinois.edu.

The mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit their website at https://extension.illinois.edu/blmp. If you have questions or need more information, call University of Illinois Extension - Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.