4-H Mission: 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
Eligibility: Ages: 6 year(s) - 21 year(s), ages 6-8 Cloverbuds
The youth of New Ross have been “Learning to do by Doing” since the 4-H Club was first established in the area as the Forties Calf Club in 1943. The name was changed to the Forties Project Club a few years later. In the beginning, the annual Achievement Day was held at the Forties School grounds, but it was soon changed to be held in conjunction with the New Ross Community Fair in August.
Over the years 4-H added many projects, both livestock and homemaking projects and in 1974 the name of the club was changed to the Handy Hands 4-H Club to better reflect the projects that the members were involved in. Over the years the club has been very community oriented with members participating in many special projects in the community. Club participation has always been high in County and provincial events such as the public speaking program, 4-H weekend, county competitions at the South Shore Exhibition and the 4-H Provincial Show.
Today the members of Handy Hands can choose from a large range of livestock projects such as light horse, goat, sheep, duck, rabbit, beef, dog obedience and poultry, and life skills projects such as cake decorating, woodworking, crafts, and cooking. The club holds their monthly meetings at the NRFRC on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm. For further information contact general leader Andrea Keddy or the county 4-H office.
Andrea Keddy - General Leader
46 Keddy's Hill, RR 1
New Ross, NS B0J 2M0