Media Release

October 4-H Programs

Monday, October 1, 2012 2:15 PM
4-H Clover

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office is pleased to announce the following 4-H programs for October, 2012. These programs are being offered by Matt Benge, 4-H Youth Development Agent.

The Alachua County Open & 4-H Horse Show – Saturday, October 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Horse Show is open to all riders, ages 8 and up. Click to view divisions and entry form.

The Horse Show is held at the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace Outdoor Arena located 9 miles west of I-75 on Newberry Road.

There is no cost to attend this event.

4-H Open House Event - Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to noon

The public is invited to Gator Skeet & Trap Club in Gainesville to learn about the Alachua County 4-H Shooting Sports Program. The program consists of three disciplines: Shotgun, Archery, and Air Rifle.  Beginners and experienced shooters will receive instruction on the basics of archery, shotgun safety, shooting, in addition to trap and skeet.  (Shotgun is ages 10 to 18 and Air Rifle/Archery is ages 8 to 18) Enrollment in 4-H is not required to attend this Open House.  4-H Club Leaders will be on site to discuss volunteer opportunities for interested adults. Parental participation is encouraged.

Hands on activities and demonstrations are included.

Location: Gator Skeet & Trap Club (5202 NE 46th Avenue, Gainesville), 352-372-1044.

No cost. Food & refreshments will be provided.

For more information about Alachua County 4-H and these events, contact Matt Benge, 4-H Youth Development Agent, Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office, 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 ten (10) 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).