This past week, October 3-9, 2021, National 4-H Week was celebrated. The theme this year is “Find your Spark”. When I was younger, I was a member of my local 4-H club, like I am sure many of you were as well. During my time as a member my spark was ignited for many things including my passion for planning events when I was in 4-H I was on a committee to plan the Northern Illinois 4-H Leadership Conference. 4-H also ignited my spark for working with youth when I participated in the childcare and development project area. Through FFA I learned many other lessons about myself such as I don’t have the patience for cake decorating and I don’t particularly enjoy to bake/cook. I am thankful for the many opportunities I had being a 4-H member. To celebrate this week, I encourage you to learn more about our local 4-H program and how to get involved. Additional information can be found at https://extension.illinois.edu/jsw/4-h-stephenson-county.
Membership Value Program Business Spotlight: Chiro-Works: Chiro-Works is located at 1019 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032. Their phone number is 815-232-2225. They offer Farm Bureau members 10% off retail products (vitamins, bio-freeze, chiro-flow pillows, etc.). For more information visit www.chiro-works.com.
Nuts and Candies Sale: We will be accepting orders from now until October 15, 2021. Orders will be available for pick up November 17th from 12:00p.m.-4:30p.m. and again on November 18th from 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. Products include Fancy Mammoth Pecan Halves, Giant Cashews, Black Walnut Pieces, Deluxe Mixed Nuts (no peanuts), Fancy Colossal Pistachios, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Milk Chocolate Almonds, Milk Chocolate pecan clusters, Milk Chocolate Malted Milk Balls, Sweet and Salty Trail Mix, Almond Cranberry Granola, and Gummi Bears. To see a complete order form with prices please visit our website at www.stephensoncfb.org under “news” tab. To place an order, orders can be mailed to our office, placed at our office or by calling our office at 815-232-3816. If you have any questions, please reach out to our office.
Bus Trip to the Fireside: Join the Stephenson County Farm Bureau as we travel to the Fireside Theater in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin on Thursday, November 18. The bus will leave the Freeport Walmart parking lot at 3:30p.m. We will return around 10:30p.m. Trip cost includes transportation, all gratuities, dinner and the holiday favorite, Holiday Inn. Trip cost is $110 for Farm Bureau members and $130 for non-members. For more information or to register please call 815-232-3186. Final day to register Friday, October 15 at noon.