4H is alive and well locally, especially in Middleborough. Many have likely driven by the little red building on Thompson Street, Route 105, once a schoolhouse and still a place of learning, as it is home to local 4H clubs and the annual fair held each year on Labor Day weekend. The Fair, put on by 4H volunteers and alumni, draws many from all over who come for the annual auction, dog, livestock and small animal shows, books and trinkets of all kinds, and of course, the good food! Last year saw the revival of the chicken barbecue, and another fan fave, the fashion show.
As a young mom, I would drive my then 3- and 5-year old son and daughter down route 105, to get them to nap, and went by the little red schoolhouse not knowing it would be a place that we would often visit in the future. Both my children joined 4H and went on to show their dogs there during the fall Fair and were active members in a dog club, of which I now lead.
The Fair is a wonderful family event, a great kick off to Fall. It helps fund East Middleborough 4H activities throughout the year and provides college scholarships to 4H alumni going to college. So just think, when you buy some trinkets, or have lunch at the Fair, you are helping provide a college education.
We are already gearing up for this year’s Fair and if you would like to make a monetary donation or provide a service donation or set up a memorial scholarship fund, please send an inquiry to :
East Middleborough 4H
183 Thompson St (Rt 105)
Middleborough, MA 02346
To visit our website: East Middleborough 4-H Website
For more information about East Middleborough 4–H, please contact the Plymouth County Extension Office at 781-293-3541 or email@example.com