Do you know a young person who enjoys talking in front of people? If so, they may be interested in the Lyon County 4-H Communication contest.

Those competing can choose to either give a speech or perform a demonstration. The speech can be three to five minutes long and cover any topic. Competitors will be separated by age. For the demonstrations, competitors will present from various categories and compete by age grouping.

The contest will be on March 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Lyon County Extension Office. Those interested in participating are asked to call 270-388-2341 to register for a time slot.

Is your youth not the competitive type? 4-H still offers opportunities for them to get involved.

On March 14, there will be a meeting of the Craft and Culture club in Ms. Amy’s art room. The meeting will run until 4:15 p.m., and permission slips must be sent to school for students to have permission to stay. On March 23, the cooking class will meet at the Lee S. Jones Convention Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. It is open to fourth- through eighth-grade students, but spots are limited. Call 270-388-2341 to register.

There will also be sewing projects classes available, but the time is to be determined. The project will allow 4-Hers to learn about the sewing machine and complete a 4-H sewing project. Unit 1 sewing is for fourth- and fifth-grade beginners who want to learn more about sewing. Unit 2 sewing is for those who have completed Unit 1. Space for classes is limited, so call 270-388-2341 to register.

Registration is also currently open for 4-H Summer camp. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due by April 7, and all paperwork is due by May 5.