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4-H Carnival takes family fun to new record with 19 booths PDF Print E-mail

Filled with a record 19 booths, the 4-H Carnival held on March 22 in Imperial was the place to be.  Families from across the county came to enjoy family time together while “Discovering the Treasures of 4-H.”  4-H clubs filled their game booths with pirates, parrots and treasure maps to bring the treasure theme alive.
Fun filled carnival games were created by 4-H Clubs and Independent 4-H members for kids of all ages to play.  The water races, the newest booth, were a big hit with carnival goers.  Other games enjoyed by all ages were bingo, cake walk, ball toss, treasure dig, cotton candy, ring toss and many more.  Families also enjoyed home baked goods at the Country Store where homemade pies, cookies, cakes and snack bags could be found.
Part of the excitement of the evening is waiting to see which games will receive a prize for their creativity, originality and focus on the theme.  This year’s winners were Chase County All-Stars in first place, Challengers in second place and the Clover Kids in third.
The 4-H Carnival is held each year to raise funds for the Chase County 4-H Program.  These funds help support youth programming by providing opportunities for youth through camp/activity scholarships, member workshops, leader events and 4-H manuals.  
For more information on the 4-H Program contact the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Chase County at (308)882-4731. There is still time to join 4-H, according to Extension officials.