Parents of children ages five and under are invited to join “Family Storyteller” at the George Public Library on Thursdays starting Jan. 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Free books, home activity kits, snacks and crafts are all a part of a fun-filled, enjoyable evening. Literacy is a child's number one indicator of academic success. Work with them on their literacy skills now, and see them flourish because of it later in their academic lives. The Family Storyteller method has proven success.
Area 4-H members are invited to join other 4-H youth from Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, O'Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee Counties for a fun day of swimming, skating, food, friends and fun activities on Dec. 28 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the All-Season Center in Sioux Center.
Sometimes, all it takes is a little one-on-one time with a parent for a child to really open up to them. The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) established in 2001 for pre-teens and their parents is desined to do just that. Lyon County fifth and sixth grade students and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, six week program beginning Feb. 23, 2017.
The 4-H Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA) program will again be in place for the current 4-H year. FSQA stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance. This program helps 4-H producers understand their role in producing food, and help them make wise, ethical decisions related to food production. If you exhibit the following livestock are required to be FSQA certified: Beef, Bottle/Bucket Calf, Dairy, Goat, Swine, Sheep, Rabbit (if it is not a pet project), and Poultry. You MUST become FSQA certified to exhibit your animals at the County Fair and/or Iowa State Fair.