By Sarah Rowlette
Special to the Register
Last month, a group of seven Madison County teens from the 4-H Teen Leadership Club, traveled to Jabez, Ky. to the Kentucky Leadership Center for District 4 4-H Teen Retreat. The retreat took place Feb. 8-10.
This year’s theme was Disney and the teens had a great time dressing up as their favorite characters and meeting other teens from across the district. District 4 is made up of 17 counties in the central Kentucky area.
At the retreat, teens participated in a number of team building activities, leadership workshops, community service projects and had the chance to take a variety of workshops specific to certain activities they might like. Some of the workshops included archery, a Jabez favorite “Gaga Ball”, flag football, a tea party, arts and crafts and many other activites.
A Disney themed “Ball” was held in place of the traditional dance and delegates dressed up in fun Disney costumes at that time. The entire delegation came together on Saturday night of the retreat to partake in some friendly competitive events where they challenged each other in Disney trivia and games where they had to finish the lyrics of popular Disney songs.
This retreat is planned and put on by the District 4 Teen Council. The council meets once a month and is made up of three teen representatives from each county in the district as well as the State Teen Council members that represent District 4. “This year’s retreat was incredible, the council and the agents in District 4 are fabulous and they did an amazing job with tying the theme into the retreat, especially with the decorations!” said Rachel Droege, one of District 4’s representatives on the State Teen Council, and a teen from Madison County.
The District 4 Retreat is held annually, typically during the spring. If you are interested in learning about events and activities for teens in Madison County, please contact the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service at 859-623-4072.