Keeping children from getting bored on Friday afternoons when they get out of school early can be a challenge.
However, for 70 youths involved in the Sevier County 4-H Fab Friday program, there was plenty to do.
The event, which is designed for children ages 3 to 8, offers a different slate of activities the second Friday of each month.
“There is all kinds of stuff for kids to do,” said Barbie Pearson, parent volunteer and organizer. During Friday’s classes, participants had the opportunity to choose from five different Valentine’s Day craft activities, from making cookie bouquets to knitting scarves.
“We want to keep them really busy,” Pearson said. She said the program serves as an introduction to 4-H for children in the area.
“We’re about more than horses and pigs,” Pearson said. She said at this point, Fab Friday involves children from the Richfield and South Sevier areas, but in the future organizers would like to branch out to North Sevier as well.
Each Fab Friday, parent volunteers instruct and supervise. Pearson said volunteers came from as far away as Beaver for Friday’s event.
Cost to participate in the program ranges from $10 to $15 per person, per class.
The local 4-H program is hosted under the direction of Utah State University Cooperative Extension, which is located in the basement of the Sevier County Administration Building, 250 North Main Street in Richfield.
For more information, call (435) 893-0470, or log onto seviercounty4-h.org.