Dance at the Chokecherry Jam and benefit 4-H

The annual Chokecherry Jam is a joint fundraiser for Fergus/Petroleum County 4-H, Lewistown Boys and Girls Club and the Youth Empowerment Project. 

This year’s Chokecherry Jam Street Dance will be Friday, Sept. 9 at Fourth and Main, between Bank of the Rockies and the Art Center. Gates will open at 6 p.m.; food concessions will be available. The music will begin at 7 p.m. with “Intermission” – a band that will engage the audience by providing up-tempo rock and country music for all ages, as well as playing timeless classics and crowd favorites to please all listeners. We hope your whole family will attend to enjoy the evening and support three local youth organizations.

4-H is a youth out of school educational program offered through MSU Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 4-H projects focus on eight different educational areas: Animal Science, Engineering and Technology, Environmental and Natural Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Plant Sciences, Communication and Expressive Arts, Leadership and Personal Development and Health. There are hundreds of projects offered under these eight areas, from Robotics to Pocket Pets, Beef to Bicycle, Entomology to Foods, Visual Arts to Horse... just to name a few.

Besides project exploration and learning, 4-H members participate in club meetings and learn parliamentary procedure, practice public speaking skills, attend camps, serve their community through service projects, learn a work ethic through fund raising events and enjoy recreational activities with their clubs. 4-H members also develop leadership skills that help them stand out from their peers throughout their lives.

The local 4-H Leaders Council provides – free of charge – all project books and material. They also provide financial support for the 4-H camping program, youth trips at both the state and national level and the 4-H awards program. 

Your support of the annual Chokecherry Jam benefits all of the more than 200 youth enrolled in the Fergus/Petroleum County 4-H Program.

 

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