Day of Dabbling a big hit

OREGON — More than 50 youth participated in the 2019 4-H Day of Dabbling held Jan. 26 at the Oregon Church of God.
Sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Ogle County, this annual event was open to all youth, ages 5-15. It was designed to provide participants with the opportunity to explore numerous areas of 4-H project work hands-on.
Fifteen workshops were offered; each participant selected three. Project areas touched on included: visual arts, woodworking, birds, and science. As a result of the workshop, participants took home creations ranging from slime to beaded wind chimes and candles to bird feeders.
Workshops were conducted by 4-H volunteers. Presenters included: Lisa and Andy Hinrichs, Oregon; Jaden Scott, Oregon; AJ Hinrichs, Oregon; Lillian Kennedy, Davis Junction; Clare Montavon, Davis Junction; Anna Hagemann, Monroe Center; Emma Hunderman, Stillman Valley; Renee Gehrke, Byron; Kayla Mingus, Oregon; Maggie Eden, Bryon; Anna Hagemann, Monroe Center; Carley Ackland, Rochelle; Callie Ackland, Rochelle; Annette Weston, Master Gardner, and Roger Anderson, Master Naturalist.
Assisting in a variety of ways were Isaac Charbonneau, Leaf River; Hannah Noble, Forreston; Aubrey Craig, Monroe Center; Anna Henson, Dixon; Katelyn Ackland, Rochelle; and Jordan Mingus, Oregon, Many thanks to all who contributed their time and energy to make this event possible.
4-H is a program of the University of Illinois Extension.
For more information about 4-H, contact the Ogle County Extension Office, 421 W. Pines Road, Suite 10, Oregon, 815-732-2191 or visit us online at


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