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Pickens County 4-H starts new clubs

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The 4-H year began on September 1!! Children and teens from all over the country will be filling out their new membership forms and showing excitement to re-unite with their 4-H club members. In Pickens County, SC the 4-H members are no different. After a summer of 4-H camp, 4-H State Congress and short courses like baking science and 4-H20 daycamp, they are looking forward to participating in their 4-H club. 4-H is a nationwide youth development program for boys and girls ages 5-19.

Starting in September, Pickens County 4-H will have two new 4-H clubs along with clubs already in existence. Parents should contact the volunteer club leader for more information about each club. All volunteers have a background check, reference check and trainings before they are certified as a club leader. South Carolina 4-H programs fall under the Clemson Extension Service housed at Clemson University.

To locate a club for your child, just contact the volunteer club leader for the club that interests your child:

*4-H Archery Club will meet at Saluda River Archery Outdoor Range the first Sat in Oct. Ages 9-18. For more information, contact club leader Matt Powers at

*4-H Rifle Club will begin meeting in Easley on Sept 24 at 4p.m Ages 8-18. For more information, contact club leader Vince Giammalvo at (512)-922-9540.

*4-H Veterinary club begins in September in Pickens. Ages 5-18. Contact club leader, Diana Byrd at for more information.

*4-H Cloverbud Club begins Sept 11 in Pickens. (ages 5-8) Contact the 4-H office office for more information at

*Silver Spurs 4-H Horse club begins Sept 20 at 10a.m. at King's Grove Stables in Six Mile (ages 5-13). Contact club leader Lindsey Davis for more info at

*4-H Jr Master Naturalist begins Sept 16, 3:30-5pm at Botanical Gardens in Clemson. (ages 6-12). Contact club Leader Sue Watts at for more information.

*One More Shot 4-H shotgun club begins in Sept at the Clemson Range (ages 10-18). Contact club leader Lynn Moore for more information at

*Blue Ribbon Riders 4-H Horse Club will begin meeting in Sept at Eden Farms Dacusville. Please contact the club leader, Kay Mason at for more information.

*4-H Tri-County Rabbit Club begins in Sept at the Littlejohn Community Center in Clemson. (ages 5-18). Please contact club leader Tina Reif at for more information.

For more information about Pickens County 4-H in general, contact the Clemson Extension Service in Pickens County at (864) 878-1394.

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