Kids enjoy 4-H Day of Dabbling


More than 40 youth participated in the 2022 4-H Day of Dabbling held March 5 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 chose three.  Project areas touched on included: visual arts, food & nutrition, wind energy, woodworking, outdoor adventures, Cloverbud projects, butterflies, and science.  As a result of the workshop, participants took home creations ranging from a birdfeeders and paracord bracelets to candles and candy bouquets. 

Workshops were conducted by 4-H volunteers and youth.  Presenters included: Alivia Thies, Cheryl Price, Mount Morris; Andy Hinrich, AJ Hinrichs, Lisa Hinrichs, Gracie Prose, Oregon; Katie Sherburne, Lydia Sherburne, Maggie Eden, Julie Carlson, Lauren Carlson, Byron; Clare Montavon, Davis Junction; Amanda Harbaugh, Chana; Rachel Toth, Stillman Valley, Marcia Huer, Kathy Michel, Master Gardner; and Johnna Jennings, University of Illinois Extension Educator.

Assisting in a variety of ways were Immanuel Arellano, Mount Morris; Trent Heller, Grand Detour; and Gracie Prose; 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, IL 61061, (815)732-2191 or visit us online at