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Posted on: April 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 4-H Fishing Club and Others Seek New Members

Tightlines Fishing Club

The Tightlines 4-H Fishing Club takes many salt and fresh water fishing trips. The club is currently accepting new youth members in grades four and up.

The Cape May County 4-H program is not just about showing goats and pigs at the annual fair. With so many potential clubs to choose from - robotics, science, cooking, art, and fishing, to name a few, Cape May County 4-H has something to offer every child.

The Tightlines 4-H Fishing Club is a good example of a club currently accepting new youth members grades four and up. After the retirement of longtime club leader Leroy Sneathen, the club has reorganized. New leaders Bonnie Harrell and Allen Stokes have joined returning co-leader Mark Robbins and have many exciting fishing adventures planned. In addition to learning fishing basics at monthly meetings, the club will take monthly fishing trips to explore both fresh water and salt water locations. The club also takes big party boat fishing trips at least twice a year with funds earned at the annual 4-H fair. The Tightlines 4-H Club will meet Monday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Lockwood 4-H Youth Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House-S. Dennis Rd., in Cape May Court House. All youth grades four and up who are interested in fishing are welcome.

The 4-H slogan is “Learn by Doing,” and there are many opportunities for kids to do just that in Cape May County. Other 4-H clubs accepting new members include the Fuzzy Logic 4-H Robotics Club, the Science Rocks Club, the Teen Ambassadors Program, and Kitchen Phanatics, a culinary arts club. The Growing Sprouts Cloverbud club, which is open to children in kindergarten through third grades, is 4-H fun and discovery for our youngest members. And, if your child is interested in sewing, herpetology, equestrian or livestock projects, we have a club for you.

Linda Horner, 4-H Program Coordinator, said, “For over 100 years, 4-H has been a cornerstone organization for American youth. The name 4-H represents the four personal development areas the organization fosters in its members: head, heart, hands and health. Its mission is to teach children leadership, citizenship, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning.”

Horner added, “But the best part to kids is that they get to have fun with their friends and learn about topics they are interested in.”

Learn more about the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program and all of the fun club experiences that await your child at, or call 609-465-5115, ext. 3605.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth grades K – 13 on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, natural origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact: Linda Horner, 4-H Program Coordinator, 465-5115 ext. 3606

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