Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy Trails 4-H Horse Camp

The 2014 Alleghany Happy Trails 4-H Horse Camp will be held August 5th - 8th at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds, located in Sparta, NC.  Applications for camp are due by July 21st.  The non-refundable camp fee is $100 per camper.  This fee and all forms are due by July 31st.  Spaces are limited and are filled based on the application received.  Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members and have access to a sound horse.

There are also openings for Junior Leaders.  In order to be considered as a Junior Leader, you must be a registered 4-H member and you must be 16-19 years old.  Junior leaders will assist with camp activities, duties, fixing meals and helping with Cloverbuds.  Junior Leaders are considered campers and will be responsible for all forms, etc., but will not be charged the camp fee.  

Timeline for Camp:
Applications are due by July 21st
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 28th
Entire camp fee and forms are due by July 31st
Camp begins August 5th

Please mail completed application to:
Donna Hash
9747 NC Highway 113
Piney Creek, NC 28663

Horse Camp Application
4-H Enrollment Form
4-H Medical Information and Informed Consent for Treatment
NC Department of 4-H Youth Development Health History and Custody Release
North Carolina 4-H Camps Consent and Release Form
North Carolina 4-H and Alleghany 4-H Photographic, Video and Audio Optional Publicity Release

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Hash at 336-359-8457 or the 4-H office at 372-5597.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Fun Addition: BASKET WEAVING 101

WHO:  Youth ages 8+
WHEN:  July 16th - 1:30 pm
WHERE:  County Office Building, 2nd floor Conference Room
COST:  $25

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a basket?  If so, join us on as we learn from veteran teacher and weaver, Kim Clayton.  All supplies and materials will be provided and you will go home with your very own basket!

Space is limited, so sign up early!

Monday, June 30, 2014

4-H State Council Conference

Who: Any boy or girl 13 years of age or older as of January 1 who is participating in the 4-H program is eligible to attend State 4-H Council Conference
When: Saturday, September 6 – Sunday, September 7, 2014

Where: McKimmon Center, State Fairgrounds, Carter Finley Football Stadium
What Does It Cost? 
Full Time Registration (includes Facility, Insurance, Saturday Dance, Workshops, CALS Tailgate Ticket, Football Game Ticket, Sunday Lunch and  Lodging): $155 

Contact the Extension Office for more information.  Deadline to Register:  Thursday July 31

2014 Highlights 

                             CALS Tailgate                            
                                NC State Football Game                              
District Workshops 
Leadership Workshops  
Spirit Stick Competition

Monday, June 23, 2014

Take the Bait

A few spots left for Take the Bait which is this Friday 6/27.  Don't miss out on an awesome fishing trip and your chance to catch the big one!  Cost is only $5 and is open to youth ages 8+.  Meet at the County Office Building at 9 am.  Contact the office if you have any questions.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014 Dairy Poster Contest

The theme for the 2014 Dairy Poster Contest is "Dairy Packs Power ". Youth should incorporate this theme into their posters. You can see the June Dairy theme and logo here. 

Please note the following rules:

1. Competition in this contest will be conducted on an individual basis in Division I (9-12 years of age), Division II (13-15 years of age), and Division III (16-19 years of age) at the county and state level. Youth in Division IV (5-8 years of age) will participate on a non-competitive basis at the county level only.

2. Posters should be a standard 22" X 28" size.

3. Posters MUST NOT contain copyright material such as cartoon characters, etc.

All posters at the state competition in Division I, II, and III will be displayed in a prominent place during the dairy shows in the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fair.
The following awards will be provided to state winners in Division I, Division II, and Division III by the Southeastern United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA):

• First Place: $100 cash
• Second Place: $75 cash
• Third Place: $50 cash

NOTE: Each poster must have the DAIRY POSTER CONTEST SCORE CARD, with the top portion completely filled out, taped to the back side of the poster.

Deadline to enter your poster is July 7, 2014

4-H Investigates

 **Only a few days left to register and only a few spots left.  You must register before 12 pm on Friday, June the office more for more information.

July 9-11 
Ages: Rising 6th - 8th graders 
Cost: $35  ~ Limit: 5 
8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day 

Who killed Henry Ward? Participants will become detectives and determine who killed Henry Ward in a hit-and-run car accident almost 100 years ago. To solve this crime, you will utilize various techniques including blood typing, forensic anthropology, fingerprint analysis, impression analysis for tires and shoes, hair analysis, blood spatter and DNA evidence. Join us as we travel to East Wilkes Middle School to learn about forensic science and play the role of a CSI detective! Space is limited and preference will be given to youth who have not participated previously. Transportation, lunch and snacks are provided. We will meet at the County
Office Building (90 S. Main St.) parking lot each morning at 8:30 am.

**Parents, please be advised that field trips will include the Surry County Courthouse, a funeral home
and/or a hospital morgue**

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Greensboro Science Center

When:   Tuesday June 17th    
(8:30 am - 5 pm)
Who:  Ages:  8+
Cost:   $20

Go with us to visit the Greensboro Science Center!  We will tour the museum, zoo and the North Carolina’s only inland aquarium.  We will see African penguins, sharks, otters, stingrays and turtles. Join us for a great day of learning and fun.  

Lunch, transportation and snacks provided.  We will meet at the County Office Building Parking Lot.

For more information contact the Extension Office 372-5597.


NC 4-H Youth Voice

When:  August 15-16, 2014
Where:  Buncombe County
Who:  4-Her's ages 14-18
Deadline:  June 27th
Cost:  FREE 

We are excited to be partnering again with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) for the 5th year to host a Youth Summit! Youth Voice will be held in Buncombe County. One youth (ages 14-18) per county as well as lead adults are invited to attend this event. During the conference, youth participants will have the chance to select real problems happening in counties across the state to help provide a  solution for.  Local county employees and County Commissioners will mentor the delegates and Saturday afternoon, youth will have a chance to put their knowledge to work through an interactive session with  Commissioners.

Only one youth per county will be eligible to attend.  

If you are interested in applying to attend, contact the extension Office.





Wednesday, June 4, 2014


The 2014 Alleghany 4-H Summer Fun Newsletter is now available online.  CLICK HERE to find out what fun & exciting activities we have planned for this year.

In order to sign up for any of these activities, you MUST com in person (to the Extension Office) to register.  It is strongly suggested that you sign up early, as there are a limited number of spaces available.

If there is a fee for the event, payment is due in full at time of registration.  There is also a one-time registration fee of $10, which includes a t-shirt.

We MUST have updated (2014) Enrollment, Medical & Media Release forms signed.  You can print them to fill out or we have them available in the office.

For more information, please call 336-372-5597 or you can email Amy or Michele with any questions.


{6-5-14 NEWSLETTER UPDATED:  Dates for first Zoo Snooze were changed to July 17-18...  Sorry for any confusion}

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NC 4-H Congress

NC 4-H Congress
Youth:  13+ Full-time delegates (must be 13 by Jan. 1, 2014)
Cost $225 (scholarships may be available)

North Carolina 4-H Congress is one of the highlights of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus for four days of activities, competition and friends. This year, the event will be held in Raleigh, NC June 21-24. (Alleghany will be leaving on Friday June 20th - 2 p.m.)  
Youth will attend fun activities such as dances, banquets, election campaigns, and be a part of a huge community service project.Presentation competition will be Saturday, June 21st.
Any 4-H member 13-18 years old (as of Jan 1, 2014) is eligible to attend NC 4-H Congress.  Cost of the trip is $225 which includes housing (hotel off campus), transportation, programs and some meals.  Transportation will be provided.  To register for this event or to find out more information, contact Amy Lucas at (336) 372-5597 or
You must contact the office by Monday, May 19th if you are interested.