Spring is upon us and Lyon County 4-H clubs & members have been busy doing some exciting things!


Fernley:

  • Fernley 4-H Lego club members will be using their creativity and Legos to create elaborate traps to see if they can catch themselves a leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day! The Fernley Lego club has over 39 members who participate in the Lego building meetings weekly and recently they participated in the Fernley STEM education days, Legos were on site for the public to show off their Lego engineering skills.

Yerington:

  • Yerington 4-H Sewing club has been hard at work on their sewing machines; the youth have been learning how to make pillow cases,  PJ bottoms and blankets. They have also been working with Right of Passage to make bags for the students when they graduate.

 

  • The Mason Valley 4-H Livestock club started an Adopt-a-Senior program last month. They completed their first visit on March 6th where they visited a local senior who had recently gotten home from the hospital. During their visit, they cared for her horses, stacked wood, pulled weeds, and took out garbage. The clubs goal is to visit local seniors who are in need, who have property &/or livestock and assist them in any way they can. The club is also preparing its members for the Lyon County Jr. Livestock Show and the Nevada Junior Livestock Show, both of which are in May.

All the clubs have been working extremely hard to prepare for the Nevada Junior Livestock Show. This is a show in which the youth exhibit their market and breeding animals.

Club Happenings:

 The Mason Valley 4-H Community Club is hosting a food drive starting February 1st. All donations of non-perishable food will be given to the Yerington food pantry. Yerington drop off locations are: Dini’s, Pioneer Crossing, Scolaris, Boys & Girls Club, True Value, Glitter & Glamour Salon and the Yerington Public Library.

The Mason Valley 4-H Community Club works hard in the Yerington community to provide youth with the experience of volunteering and fundraising for a greater cause. They are involved in many community projects throughout the year, including: elderly visits, clean-up days, Thanksgiving baskets, and Angel Tree.

The tradition of all 4-H clubs, especially the Community Clubs is to give back to their communities. The goal of these clubs is to teach youth about leadership, responsibility, and community service as well as community pride. If you are interested in signing a youth up for 4-H please contact: The Lyon County, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office at 775-463-6541