Extension Week Continues With Focus On Important Role Volunteers Play In Youth Programs

Tue 4-13-2021

(Spirit Lake)-- The observance of Extension Week continues through Friday. Madeleine Brete-Smith is the County Youth and Ag Coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach, Dickinson County. She says they're using the opportunity in part to say thank you to their volunteers who play a vital role in making various youth programs, including the fair, possible...Brete-SMith01 

"I do a lot of youth programming so I just wanted to give a big thank you. We've had a lot of large events recently and some coming up. Thank you. We would not be able to do any of our programs without you. There's not enough time to list all of you, but you know who you are and from the bottom of our hearts we really do appreciate you and I hope that you know that."

Brete-Smith says they're also using the week to increase awareness of a new youth program they're offering. She says it's for kids ages 4 to 12...Brete-SMith02 

"It's absolutely 100 percent free but we do ask that you sign up. We have a drop form link on our website or you can stop in to the Extension Office and sign up for that as well. And that is going to be the Lakes Area's Farmer's Market this summer June 5th through July 10th. That will be from 8:00 until 10:30 am and essentially what this program is we're encouraging kids to come, do fun activities through our extension program, but then also they get a two dollar coupon to be able to spend at the Lakes Area Farmer's Market to try a new fruit or vegetable. What the goal is to get some food education for kids but also get you guys out there, have some fun."

More information is available by contacting the Dickinson County Extension Office.

And a reminder that as part of Extension Week, food trailers are set up each day through Friday from 11:00 am until 2:00 at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds, with a certain truck being featured each day.