This year’s event will mark the 13th year we have celebrated Kids’ Fun Day at Harlan Huff Park. The Harlan County 4-H Council, Harlan County Homemakers and the Harlan County Government will provide free inflatables. The Shriners will provide the miniature train for those attending.
We are adding more and more activities each year. The last two years we added archery presented by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Steve Combs which was well received.
This year we will have archery and Terry Connors, specialist with UK College of Agriculture Forestry Department, presenting a wood products display.
Other displays and exhibits include Trans-American Insurance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, KCEOC, Kentucky State Police, Harlan CAA, Cumberland Hope Center, the Challenge Academy, Harlan City Police, Harlan County Adult Education, Harlan Sheriff’s Department, Harlan ARH, Cancer Coalition and the Harlan Public Library.
This will also mark the 13th year we have given away Poke Sallet 4-H Kids’ Fun Day T-shirts. The first 1,000 in attendance will receive a free T-shirt. There will be free toothbrushes for all the children.
Other presenters will be Kentucky Farm Bureau, Tractor Supply Company, Harlan Fire Department and our Cooperative Extension Service family.
We plan to have free inflatables and other games. We will have egg toss and sack races. We will have free temporary tattoos, hula hoop contests, jump rope, and face painting. Games will be found at the exhibit and demonstration booths. There will be fun, games and prizes for everyone who attends.
If we have left out any organization presenting, or who would like to present, please accept our apology, call the Extension Office and register to present, and come on down to 4-H Kids’ Fun Day and see what else may be going on. Everything is free except for food and drinks. Refreshments will be sold by the Harlan County 4-H Teen Club.
The 4-H campers from Harlan County will be attending summer camp at J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp in London from June 23-26. Campers will have more than 20 classes from which to choose. Each camper will select four classes for the week. Classes include: Basketball, volleyball, golf, swimming, shooting sports, archery, canoeing, fishing, ropes challenge, crafts, line dancing and environmental education classes, just to name a few.
Camp orientation will be this Thursday and again on June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Extension Depot, 110 River Street in Harlan. Each camper and his or her parent or guardian must attend one of these sessions to be able to attend. If a camper or parent fails to attend Camp orientation, that camper will not be allowed to attend camp. Attendance at Camp orientation is mandatory. Rules will be discussed at orientation and questions from campers and parents will be addressed. Please bring your medical insurance card if you have one.
Campers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the James A Cawood Elementary School parking lot on June 23. Buses will return to the James A Cawood Elementary School parking lot on June 26 at a designated time to be announced later. Parents and guardians must be on time and on the list of designated persons who will be allowed to pick up their campers. We are still taking applications and there are several half- scholarships available.
An event of this magnitude takes many volunteers and much hard work to make it successful.
If you want to volunteer to help with 4-H Kids’ Fun Day or register for 4-H Summer Camp, just give any of us a call at the Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service at 273-0835 or 573-4464.
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