The Knox-Lincoln 4-H Leaders’ Association would like to announce the availability of the 2011 Knox-Lincoln 4-H calendar. All photographs in the calendar were taken by youth members in the two counties. Pre-paid orders for the calendars are being taken through Friday, Nov. 19 and the calendars will be available for holiday giving. The cost is $12 per calendar including shipping, with all proceeds benefiting 4-H in Knox and Lincoln counties.

The calendar is the result of the first-annual KLLA-sponsored photography contest, open to 4-H members age 9-19. Twelve photos were chosen by a panel of professionals in the photography, art and graphic design fields to be featured in the calendar. Judges and leaders are very impressed with the quality of the children’s work. The leaders plan to offer a photography workshop for 4-H youth in the coming months to encourage and refine the creativity shown by our members.

4-H is the youth development education program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension. 4-H participants range from ages 5 to 19 and, traditionally, organize themselves into 4-H clubs to support each other as they take on “learn-by-doing” projects. 4-H teaches young people skills necessary for success in life.

To order your calendars, contact a Knox-Lincoln 4-H member, or Cindy Rogers at Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension at 832-0343, 800-244-2104 (toll-free in Maine) or by e-mail cynthia.rogers@maine.edu. Make checks payable to KLLA.