As this year’s Grimes County Fair nears, the county’s agrilife extension officer says interest of the 200 or so kids in the local 4-H program is on the rise.
But, because the fair’s coming up the first through the 9th of next month, Meredith Cryer says it’s too late for them to get involved in it, but she promises there’ll be lots this summer for your kids who at least eight years of age to take advantage of.
She says there’ll be local day camps here in Grimes County, but a lot of kids get really excited about the big summer camps that are offered through the state. Brownwood’s where our 4-H Center is located and there are five different camps kids can go to there this year.
Brownwood’s about four hours away, Cryer explains, and their three- to five-day camps run about $150 to $200 each. There are also specialized camps for youth with specialized interests. And Cryer says it’s easy and inexpensive to get your kids involved in all the fun.
Just go online to texas.4honline.com and create a family profile. It costs $25 a kid. And you want to either call or e-mail the local Grimes County office to make sure it was received. Also, be sure to sign up for the county’s 4-H newsletter when you do. You can reach the Grimes County Agrilife Extension office at 936-873-3907, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.