4-H International Night
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[October 15, 2008]
The Wide-A-Wake 4-H Club hosted the Logan
County 4-H International Night program at the Logan County Extension
building on Monday. Approximately 90 youth, parents and club leaders
enjoyed a variety of foreign foods and table displays.
Max Buse welcomed everyone and also gave the invocation. Sam Buse
introduced the speaker.
Seokjin "Andrew" Hong, a foreign exchange student from South Korea,
was the guest speaker. He is currently attending Lincoln Community
High School and staying with the Darrell Vermeire family through
International Student Exchange Programs. Seokjin is 15 years old,
plays the flute and is a member of the marching band at LCHS. He
dressed in his traditional Korean clothes and presented a slide show
covering Korean history. Afterward he answered many different
questions from the audience.
Five 4-H clubs participated in the International Night program
this year. The Chester 4-H Club represented Brazil; 4 Corner Clovers
focused on Germany; The Hollanders highlighted Mexico, The Pioneers
represented Italy; and Wide-A-Wake chose Mexico. In order to learn
more about their chosen country, each club prepared displays and
foods focusing on the country they chose.
The objectives for the evening were to learn something about a
foreign country, make a display of what each 4-H club learned, speak
briefly about the display, prepare enough food from the country of
their choice to feed the number of people coming from each group,
and tell the group prior to the meal what they would be eating.
To learn more about the 4-H Japanese Exchange, 4-H International
Foreign Youth Exchange, or about the 4-H program in general, contact
the Logan County 4-H office at 732-8289 or visit on the Web at
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/logan/ and see pictures of
Night photo gallery)
[Text from file received from Amy
County Extension Unit]