LaSalle County 4-H workshops have fall themes

OTTAWA – LaSalle County 4-H is preparing for fall! Pumpkins! Painting! Hay bales and wreaths!

Whether kids enjoy painting, designing floral arrangements, making wreaths and bows, these workshops are sure to offer creative fun while youth learn a variety of art techniques.

Join youth from ages 8-18 in one or more of the upcoming fall workshops 4-H is offering.

A $5 supply fee applies for nonmembers, refreshments included.

  • Make a porch strawbale decoration. Youth will learn bow making and floral arrangements skills while creating a beautiful porch or yard decoration. Saturday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m.-noon at LaSalle County U of I Extension office, Ottawa. Register at
  • Halloween ribbon wreath. Youth will learn techniques to create a spooky and fun wreath with door hanger included. Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. at IVCC, Oglesby. Register at:
  • Paper mache pumpkin painting workshop. Youth will learn a variety of paint techniques to create a beautiful fall pumpkin with added embellishments. Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9-11 a.m. at LaSalle County U of I Extension office, Ottawa. Register at
  • Candlestick pumpkin centerpiece. Youth will create a beautiful fall Thanksgiving centerpiece with a candlestick, foam pumpkin and embellishments. Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. at IVCC, Oglesby. Register at

To learn more about LaSalle County 4-H opportunities, call University of Illinois Extension, LaSalle County, at 815-433-0707 or email Toni Pienta at [email protected].

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please indicate when registering or contact the Extension office.


About Illinois 4-H: Illinois 4-H is the flagship youth development program of University of Illinois Extension and administered through the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. 4-H grows true leaders, youth who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. The hands-on approach in 4-H gives young people guidance, tools, and encouragement, and then puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen. Independent research confirms the unparalleled impact of the 4-H experience, demonstrating that young people are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.