Public invited to attend the UMaine Extension Washington County 4-H public speaking tournament March 9

Machias, Maine—University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H in Washington County will hold its annual public speaking tournament Saturday, March 9, beginning at 10 a.m., at the University of Maine at Machias, room 102 in the Science Building. The event is free and open to the public.

4-H youth will give presentations on topics that include cows, native dance, how to make a pressed-flower bookmark and how to write music.

Snow date for the event is March 10, starting at 10 a.m., at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center Street, Machias.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sandy Copel Parsons, 207.255.3345; More information is also available online.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaineExtension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.