4-H plans free outdoor youth event Saturday

Published 11:37 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Weather permitting, the Covington County 4-H will host the Come Alive Outside Youth Festival from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. this Sat., Aug. 17. This event is open to all area youth free of charge and will be held at the Covington County Extension Office.

Come Alive Outside is a community initiative project in which the 4-H is trying to get youth outdoors and open up opportunities for outdoor recreation. The event will include activity stations in archery, The National Wild Turkey Federation, Camping Safety, BB guns, bug exploration, fishing, wildlife skins and skulls, germs, and much more.

The event has been nearly a year in the making. Back in March, County 4-H Agent Assistant Tanya Bales accompanied by 4-H’er and son, Preston Bales, attended the statewide kick off for the Come Alive program at Auburn University. The team includes the Covington County 4-H Council, Covington County Extension Employees, US Forest Service, National Wild Turkey Federation, Straughn High School Teacher Sherri Williams, and Auburn University Student/ Covington County 4-H Alumni Zachary Williams.