Tri-County Rocketry welcomes kids

Saturdays, Jan. 18 & Feb. 15

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[January 17, 2014]  Tri-County Rocketry is a dedicated model rocketry club committed to advancing knowledge, concepts and skills of aerospace through hands-on experience in building and flying model rockets. The club is inviting any youngster interested in rocketry to come and be a part of this great group. There will be a meeting on Saturday and again Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Armington Park District classroom.

Model rocketry is a perfect avenue for blending creativity with science. Members build rockets using cardboard, balsa wood, plastics and glue. Completed rockets are flown locally by the club members, with the option of entering in local 4-H fair programs. "Fun Flies" and competitions are available to members locally along with the option to fly at National Association of Rocketry events as they occur.

Kids joining the club have to be a member of 4-H. Although this is a Tazewell County 4-H club, a member only has to pay dues to one county, and paying to Logan County instead of Tazewell is fine. Dues are $20 per year.

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The club is overseen by Michael Rodman, of Armington, who has been involved in the model rocketry hobby for over 30 years and has served as a judge in both Indiana and Illinois for 10 years.

Tri-County Rocketry is a 4-H SPIN club, a SPecial INterest group, registered and administered through the University of Illinois Extension Service of Tazewell County.

Club affiliation questions may be directed to the Extension branch in Pekin at 309-347-6614. Specific club and membership questions may be directed to Michael Rodman at 309-846-0009.

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