Putnam County moms-to-be who are expecting a baby sometime around the first full week of October are encouraged to sign up for the Putnam County 4-H Future 4-H'er contest.
The Putnam County Leaders' Association, in celebration of National 4-H Week, Oct. 6-12, will shower the first Putnam County Baby born on or after this Sunday with gifts. This will mark the 22nd year of recognizing a "Future 4-H'er."
To be eligible, the October baby must be pre-registered with the Putnam County 4-H office by calling 304-586-0217, sending in the downloadable form from the Putnam County Extension Website (http://putnam.ext.wvu.edu/), or emailing Elizabeth.Baldwin @mail.wvu.edu .
The baby and family must reside in Putnam County, and the parents must be willing to allow photos to be taken for publicity when the baby is "showered" with gifts from 4-H'ers. Also, it is not expected for the child to join 4-H when they are old enough; the Putnam 4-H Leaders Association simply wishes to extend goodwill.
The "Future 4-H'er" will receive a layette full of gifts donated by members of the local Putnam County 4-H Clubs.