BALDWIN — The simplicity and enjoyment of bowling makes it a favorite sport of people all over the world.

The same can said locally, which is why the Lake County 4-H program is inviting all registered 4-H members, 4-H leaders, and their families for an afternoon of bowling fun.

Join us from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Baldwin Bowling Center for bowling and pizza as we celebrate another year of 4-H. The event is free, but you must call 231-745-2732 by Dec. 27 to reserve your spot. Limited lanes available, so call early. If needed, additional lanes can be opened at $8 per person.

Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the bowling party.

If you haven’t re-enrolled for 4-H for the 2019-20 4-H year, there is still time. Re-enrollment can be done at or pick up an application at the MSU Extension office, located in the Baldwin Business Center at 830 Michigan Ave., Suite 601, in Baldwin.

Not familiar with 4-H? 4-H is the largest youth-based organization in U.S., reaching nearly six million young people each year. 4-H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4-H experience. Regardless of the project area, all 4-H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.

4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-19, through local community clubs, in-schools and after-school programs and 4-H camps. For more information on Lake County 4-H, contact Laurie Platte Breza, 4-H program coordinator, at 231-745-2732 or visit

Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Baldwin and Baldwin Bowling Center for sponsoring the event.