Glenburn Sewing Lackawanna County 4-H Club Forming

Anyone from ages 8 to 18 who is interested in learning to sew can take advantage of a new program by joining the 4-H Glenburn Sewing Club. For more information, contact Hilda Lewis at 570-563-1369.

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Penn State Extension 4-H youth development educators in all 67 counties throughout the commonwealth administer local 4-H programs through non-formal education and outreach.

For more information on the clubs in Lackawanna County, contact Sandi Graham at the Penn State Extension Lackawanna County Office at 570-963-6842 or email [email protected].


2018 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show

The 59th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show was held October 26-28 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.  More than 700 youth from over 55 counties participated in 74 performance classes throughout the weekend.

The State 4-H Horse Show is the final competition of the year for 4-H horse members enrolled in performance horse projects. To be eligible for the show, members must advance through qualifying competitions at county and district levels. The show’s events included: showmanship, horsemanship, equitation, pleasure, over fences, driving, western riding, reining, trail and timed events. A therapeutic riding division for riders with special needs was also included.

There are over 4,500 4-H horse projects involving youth throughout Pennsylvania. Programs are designed to develop life skills in youth and knowledge of horse production, use and management.

Nine Valley Equestrian 4-H Club Members from Lackawanna County participated and placed in the following classes:


  • Maggie Carper, Clarks Summit: 5th in Hunt Seat Equitation On the Flat and 8th in Breed Type Hunter Under Saddle


  • Rylie Heusner, Scranton: Champion Classic Hunter Under Saddle


  • Kara Judge, Scranton: 7th in Breed Type Hunter Under Saddle


  • Zoe Keller, Tunkhannock: 3rd in Low Working Hunter Ponies


  • Molly Landsiedel, Dalton: 4th in Western Grooming and Showmanship, 4th in Western Horsemanship, and Reserve Champion 14-18 Open Trail Horses


  • Shayla VanVleck, Clifford Township: Reserve Champion Ranch Horse Pleasure


  • Corinne Jacoby, Clarks Summit


  • Alyssa Angelicola, Clarks Summit


  • Carissa Morgan, Moscow



4-H Horse show participants were, front, from left, Rylie Heusner and Cheyenne Barrows.  Back row, l-r, Corinne Jacoby, Maggie Carper, Molly Landsiedel, Alyssa Angelicola, Joey Racavich, Zoe Keller, and Kara Judge.

“Put Your Garden To Bed”

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County and The University of Scranton are having a hands-on workshop to teach how to give one’s garden a well-deserved rest, while also preparing it to provide a good harvest and/or flowers next year.

This program will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, at The University of Scranton’s Community Garden, 300 North Irving Avenue, Scranton.

This event is free and open to the public.  To register, please call 570-963-6842 or email: [email protected].


“Old And New: Three Threats”

Penn State Extension is having an educational session on three invasive insects that have a detrimental effect on our environment – the: hemlock woolly adelgid; emerald ash borer; and spotted lanternfly.

The workshop, presented by Vincent Cotrone, Penn State Extension’s Urban Forester, will be held on Monday, October 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lackawanna College’s Environmental Educational Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township.  The latest information, management tools, and how you can help to curb this issue will be addressed.

The seminar is free, but registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 570-963-6842, or email: [email protected].