Youth invited to sign up for Piscataquis 4-H Passport Project for food, fun

Youth ages 5–18 are invited to enroll by July 2 in the Piscataquis Passport Project, intended to help them and their families access healthy food and fun activities this summer in the Dover-Foxcroft area.

The project is a collaboration between University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and community partners in Piscataquis County. Enrollment forms are available Monday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at UMaine Extension, 165 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft; and June 18, 19 and 22, from 11 a.m. until noon at SeDoMoCha School, 63 Harrison Ave., Dover-Foxcroft.

Participating youth can get their passports stamped at SeDoMoCha school garden, Thompson Free Library, Dover Cove Farmers’ Market (DCFM) and free summer meal sites at SeDoMoCha Middle School and Mayo Regional Hospital. Each time participants get their passports stamped at DCFM, they’ll receive $5 in Veggie Vouchers, up to $30, until Aug. 14, to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at DCFM until the end of October. Veggie Vouchers are supported by Piscataquis Regional Food Center and Piscataquis Extension Association Executive Committee.

As 4-H members, enrolled youth will be admitted free to the Piscataquis Valley Fair as well as state fairs on their respective 4-H Days. Completed passports should be returned by Aug. 17 to the UMaine Extension Piscataquis office.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Trisha Smith, 207.564.3301 or More information also is online.