The Escalon 4-H Club is preparing for new members to join for the 2016-2017 year. 4-H is a great program for young people ages 9-19 that promote citizenship, project skills, and healthy living. Members participate in many projects such as a small or large animal project, public speaking, bowling, guide dogs, and many other activities. Over 100 members were registered with the club last year.
Escalon 4-H was established in 2015 when the Van Allen 4-H and Enterprise 4-H club merged together. The new club is one of the largest in San Joaquin County and draws members from Escalon, Farmington, Collegeville and other nearby communities. Adult leaders offer many different projects for club members to participate in throughout the year.
The first meeting of the year will be on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Van Allen Elementary School Cafeteria located at 21051 E. Highway 120 in Escalon. New members will be able to sign up and begin to choose which projects they would like to join. An ice cream social will be held after the meeting for new and existing members to meet and plan out the new year.