Media Release

4-H Open House

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 2:15 PM
4-H Clover

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Extension Office is pleased to announce a 4-H Open House event on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to Gator Skeet & Trap Club (5202 NE 46th Avenue, Gainesville) to learn about the Alachua County 4-H Shooting Sports Program.   Stop by and experience hands on activities and watch the demonstrations. The Open House is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The Shooting Sports Program consists of three disciplines: Shotgun, Archery, and Air Rifle.  Beginners and experienced shooters will learn the basics of archery, shotgun safety, shooting, and trap and skeet.  (Shotgun is age 10 – 18, and Air Rifle/Archery is age 8 – 18)

 Enrollment in 4-H is not required to attend this Open House and 4-H Club Leaders will be on site to discuss volunteer opportunities for interested adults. Parental participation is encouraged.

For more information about Alachua County 4-H and this event, contact Matt Benge, 4-H Youth Development Agent at 352-955-2402.

 For persons requiring special accommodations to 4-H activities contact Matt Benge at (352)955-2402 or TDD/TYY (352)955-2406.  Please call at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request. 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18, determined as of September 1 of the current 4-H program year.  Membership is open to all youth regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, handicap or geographic location within Alachua County. 4-H Emblem “Protected Under 18 U.S.C. 707”. An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Millie Ferrer-Chancy, Interim Director.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).