First Posted: 5/27/2009
DOBSON With the first day of registration for the 4-H Summer Explosion program on Wednesday came a long line of people not hampered by the off-and-on rain for most of the day.
According to Teresa Wilkins, extension agent, there was a steady stream of people for the first one-and-a-half hours of the registration, which began at 8:15 a.m. at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Dobson.
By the end of the day, nine of the 19 programs were filled by the 65 youth who signed up. Of those programs left, most have only a few spots open. This is a growth from last years program when around 72 people had participated in at least one event by summers end.
Some of those who showed up around 10 a.m. to register found that they were not able to get into some of the programs they wanted because they were already full.
Were very, very pleased with the turnout, said Wilkins. People can continue to call until programs are full. They can call or stop by to see what is still open.
Programs which still have openings include: Dirt Cheap, the first program of the summer; Clover Party; Farm Ventures; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Green Action; Money Sen$e; Insect Investigation; Emerald Point; Treasure Seekers; and Incredible Journey.
Registration for the program is $10 and includes a Summer Explosion T-shirt. Some of the programs have additional fees and the Summer Explosion Night at Homeplace Recreational Park is $1 for adults and youth. The Explosion Night will take place Aug. 11 as a culmination of the summers activities. More than 100 parents and youth have signed up to attend the night.
This is a special year for 4-H as it is the programs 100th anniversary. Because of this, staff members will be teaching the youth more about the origins of 4-H and how long it has been around.
Registration for the remaining classes will continue until the class is full or until one week prior to the class in question.
For more information, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension office at 401-8025 or surry.ces.ncsu.edu and following the links for Summer Explosion.
Contact Morgan Wall at [email protected] or 719-1929.