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Jr. Leaders help at Mini 4-H day camp

The “smoothie bike” was part of the Mini 4-H Day Camp last week. Pictured, Mini 4-Hers watch as a camper pedals the bike to make a fruit smoothie drink.

Junior Leaders, a group of 4-H members in grades 7-12 who are excited to help others, volunteered with Purdue Extension to run Mini 4-H Day Camp on Wednesday.

Chartwells food service brought a smoothie-making bike. They made healthy smoothies that “taste like banana,” according to one Mini 4-H member. The kids then went on to make slime. Afterwards, the Junior Leaders helped the 13 kids color and put together a puzzle.

Next, the kids went to Joy Davis for a fun story and a “go food” chicken wrap, as Joy from the Fayette County Purdue Nutrition Education Program calls it.

Last but not least, the Junior Leaders partnered up with one or two Mini 4-H members to go on a scavenger hunt searching for different colors.

The next day, the Junior Leaders helped seven kids do a Mini 4-H project or two at the Mini 4-H Workshop.

– Victoria Caldwell, Fayette County Junior Leaders