COLUMBIA CITY — Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids over the holidays? Ever wondered what all the 4-H program has to offer youth?

The public is invited to take a “Stroll Through 4-H” on Thursday, Dec. 27. The event will be at the Whitley County 4-H Center, 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia City, 5:40-7 p.m.

Visit booths showcasing aerospace, veterinary science, woodworking, 4-H trips, foods, cake decorating, archery, livestock, Mini 4-H, Robotics Club, STEM Connection team, leadership and more. Interactive activities will be set up for youth in kindergarten through 12 grades to learn more about the projects offered through Whitley County 4-H.

Computers will also be available for adults to enroll or re-enroll their children in 4-H. Annual program fees are $20 for youth in third through 12th grades and $5 for Mini 4-Hers in kindergarten through second grades. Paper enrollment forms will also be available for youth to enroll in the Whitley County 4-H program.

4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H Youth Development Extension Educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities with the help of dedicated 4-H volunteers.

In Whitley County, approved adult volunteers teach young people specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on, experiential learning. Youth also develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of over 30 organized 4-H Clubs.

Now, the 4HOnline system makes it even more convenient to offer enrollment, event registration, calendars and secure payment online. Youth can enroll in Whitley County 4-H online at or by visiting the Whitley County Purdue Extension office, 115 S. Line St., Columbia City, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

For more information about specific 4-H activities in Whitley County or the 4-H program in general, visit You can also “like” Whitley County, Indiana 4-H on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest announcements and activities.

Contact Todd Geiger at (260) 244-7615 or for more information about the Whitley County 4-H program.