By Richard Bammer
If you want to know where some of tomorrow’s American leaders are being groomed, you do not have to visit one of our nation’s military service academies or elite private and public universities.
You could begin simply and locally by attending a 4-H education event, including the Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day & Chili Cook-Off Saturday at Vaca Pena Middle School in Vacaville.
Area 4-H’ers will show off what they have learned while completing their projects this year during the annual happening, free and open to the public, at the 200 Keith Way school.
Vacaville’s 4-H clubs — Elmira, Pleasants Valley and Vaca Valley — will host the event, which begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by project evaluations, service learning, food entry tasting and refreshments, when chili will be served. Awards will be handed out from 1:30 to 2 p.m.