The Edwards County Farm Bureau Young Leaders are sponsoring the 2020 Edwards County 4-H Ag Olympics on Tuesday, Mar. 31 starting at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds-Exhibition Building. All 4-H club members just need to show up with their donated items, no pre-registration is required.

The Ag Olympics is an approximate 90-minute event for all Edwards County 4-H members to have fun, mingle and compete against each other in several different games. All members will be divided into age groups (Clover buds, 8-10, 11-14 and 15+), and each group will compete in at least five of their own games.

Some of the games that will be played include: Sunflower Seed Spitting, Milk Drinking, 3-person sack races, Spare Tire Toss, Straw Dig, Gather the Eggs, Pin the Animals, Fix the Machinery and Udder Toss. The winners of each game will receive $5 and the 2nd place winner will receive $2. The club with the most winners will receive $50.

Every 4-Her participating is asked to bring non-perishable food items or personal hygiene items, which will be donated to WADI of Edward County. If over 1,000 items are received county-wide, each club will receive $50 for their club treasuries! The ECFB Young Leaders want to know, “can we do it?” 

By contributing to WADI, the Ag Olympics is an event the 4-H clubs may count as a community service project. According to the Illinois Extension Office, “community service projects are an opportunity for youth to develop a sense of pride and ownership for the community in which they live. Additionally, community service allows youth to learn the value of giving back to the community while working with adults and helping others at the same time.”