Lamar County 4-Hers had a wonderful time at 4-H Summer Camp 2017! These active 4-Hers participated in various activities including rock climbing, giant swing, golf, basketball, volleyball, archery, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, survival skills, art, rocketry, scavenger hunting, and much more!
Date: June 7, 2017 Camp: Art Location: Lamar County Extension Office Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost to Attend: $10 Register by June 2, 2017
Make checks payable to Alabama 4-H Foundation
All participants will need to bring pack lunch and drink Call or visit Lamar County Extension Office to sign up – Limited spots are available
Lamar County Extension Office
281 Columbus Ave.
Vernon, AL 35592
4-H Regional Extension Agent, Chelsey Gann 205-373-9205
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome!
Thirty-seven youth from Lamar County, ages 9-14, recently participated in 4-H Summer Camp at the 4-H Center in Columbiana, Alabama. Campers were able to participate in rotational group activities such as arts & crafts, robotics, rocketry, Alabama the Great (reptile program), rock wall climbing, giant swing, clover hop, swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, sports, survival skills, archery, and fishing. After the first night of camp, campers were able to participate in a hoedown where they were served popcorn and lemonade as well as tie dyed bandannas, played corn hole and many other games. The last night of camp consisted of a campfire where campers roasted marshmallows, watched skits and participated in campfire songs. For more information check out the Alabama 4-H website at http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/
On June 7, 9 area youth (ages 9-12) participated in the 4-H Cooking day camp offered at the Lamar County Extension Office. Participants learned about kitchen safety, kitchen tool basics, food borne illnesses, and practiced proper and safe cutting skills. Each participant prepared lunch for the day by making a healthy meal consisting of oven roasted chicken, zucchini, squash, potatoes and carrots. For dessert, participants made fruit pizzas with fresh strawberries, kiwi and blueberries.
On Saturday April 10, 2016 the Lamar County 4-H Archery Club held its first practice. The club is coached by volunteer leaders Jeff and Christy McDonald of Sulligent. The club has 13 members from throughout the county. For more information on Lamar County 4-H Archery contact Carla Lewis.
Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.
U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.