News Releases sent to the media this month.
May 10, 2013
CONTACT: Kendra Young, Extension Agent, Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension
Spaces still available for Henrico Junior 4-H Camp
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension continues to accept registrations for the 2013 Henrico County Junior 4-H Camp near Williamsburg.
The camp, which is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 13 as of Sept. 30, will be held June 17-23 at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center. A total of 10 spaces for boys and 27 spaces for girls remain available.
The cost of the camp is $230 and includes lodging, meals, programs, instructional class materials and transportation by chartered bus. Scholarship assistance may be available. Registration forms are at www.co.henrico.va.us/extension.
The Junior 4-H Camp is designed to provide 180 youths with a fun learning environment while they make friends and discover the outdoors. Activities include swimming, archery, canoeing, basketball, forestry, wildlife, volleyball, shooting sports, fishing, campfires and crafts.
The Jamestown 4-H Educational Center is located on 16 acres of woods and open spaces along the James River. Amenities include air-conditioned lodges and cabins, archery and rifle ranges, a swimming pool, a floating dock, a ropes course and an amphitheater.
Accredited by the American Camp Association, the camp is operated by adult and teen counselors and a staff that includes lifeguards, recreational leaders, a dietician and a medical attendant. Parent volunteers also are needed. For information, contact Henrico Extension at (804) 501-5160 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.co.henrico.va.us/extension.
May 6, 2013
CONTACT: Lt. Shawn M. Sears, Animal Protection Unit, Henrico County Division of Police
PHONE: (804) 727-8801
Henrico rabies vaccination clinic set for May 18
The Henrico County Division of Police will offer rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. The clinic will be on the first level of the parking deck adjacent to the Administration Building.
The shots cost $10 and must be paid for in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers.
Under Virginia law, dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies.
Henrico dog licenses will be available for $10, for a one-year license, and $15, for a three-year license. Officers will be available to discuss license options and vaccination requirements.
For information, call the Animal Protection Unit at (804) 727-8801 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.