Price County Senior Services has received funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to participate in the Wisconsin Senior Farmers Market Program. Eligible seniors can receive $25 (five $5 coupons) per household that can be used for the purchase of fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits and herbs from certified farmers throughout the state. The food items must be grown in Wisconsin and purchased between June 1 and October 31. Each participant must certify that their household income is at or below 185% of federal poverty guidelines, reside in Price County and are 60 years of age (or 55 years of age or older if Native American). A limited number of coupons are available; to apply or receive more information, call Kris Mabie at 715-339-2158.
Price County UW-Extension 4-H program personnel are hosting several day camps for youngsters from kindergarten through fifth grade. The youths, who do not have to be 4-H members, are invited to attend the camp that will be held in the county park closest to them on the date that fits into their summer schedule. Each day camp will include numerous fun and learning activities and the $10 fee includes lunch and snacks. Camps will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. at Solberg Lake County Park, Phillips, on Tuesday, July 27, Big Falls County Park near Kennan on Tuesday, August 2 and Timm’s Hill County Park, near Ogema, on Wednesday, August 11. Register with 4-H online (Events listing is on left side of the page) or by calling the UW-Extension office 715-335-2555.