Kick off picnic season by cooking with 4-H



May 26, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Memorial Day weekend marks  the beginning of summer cooking   for area 4-H’ers. Besides learning to cook in tasty and healthy ways, the students also focus on the proper way to prepare a safe picnic dinner. 

Kathy McEwan, Southwind Extension District agent for family and consumer sciences, said picnicking is the perfect way to get people ready for summer. 

“It’s like kicking off the picnic season with the Memorial Day holiday.”

A three-day program was held for kids who have completed second through fifth grade in Allen County, where they could learn to cook as part of the Allen County Extension Service’s Kids Can Cook program. 

The class allows kids to cook in a safe and supervised environment. 

McEwan said 4-H’s philosophy is “learning by getting in there and doing it” and that is exactly what these kids are doing. 

Four students, Shelby Yoho, Anna Setter, Trey Wilson and Brody Nemecek, were interviewed by the Register to see how they get ready for the summer season through picnicking, and even shared a few of their favorite recipes.