SUMMER FUN

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Youth Livestock Update

Just a couple of opportunities to be aware of:

What: NC State Fair Livestock Judging & Skillathon Contest
When: November 1 & 2, 2014
Where: NCSU Beef Educational Unit
Who: This event is open to all youth in North Carolina that would like to showcase their knowledge of the livestock industry. 

What: Youth Livestock Agent & Volunteer Training
When: December 15 & 16, 2014
Where: NCSU Beef Educational Unit
Who: This event is open to all agents and volunteers that would like to learn more about the youth livestock program.  Topics will include livestock judging, skillathon, and showing livestock. 


For  more information contact the Extension Office @ 336-372-5597.


North Central District 4-H Fall Leaders Day

North Central District 4H Leaders Association invites all club leaders and volunteers to attend:

Fall Leaders Day
November 8, 2014
Alamance Community College, Graham, NC

Registration from 8:30-9:00am
Workshops, Lunch and Business Meeting

No cost to you!!!!

Come get some new ideas to use in your club. Gain some new leadership skills and insight. Network with other leaders in your district. District officers for 2015 will be elected during the business meeting.

Business meeting will be concluded by 2 pm.
Last workshop (craft) will be finished by 3:15 pm.
Lunch is provided.

County with the most attendees will receive $100 award

Our Basket raffle is conducted at this event. Winners will be drawn at conclusion of business meeting. Buy some tickets even if you can’t come!!

We will get the baskets to counties of the winners. You do not have to be present to win. (But we would love you to be!)

So far, we have baskets with the following themes:

Ice Cream Party                             Gas Card
Chocolate Treats                             From Guilford with Love (Old Mill products)
Summer Fun                                   Taste of Randolph
Wine                                               Team Spirit--NCSU Fan Essentials
Movie Night                                   Stokes Local Food
Rub-a-dub-dub...Put a goat in your tub (goat milk soaps and lotions
Garden basket                                Puppy Love
Candy                                             Ice Cream Sundae
Baking Delights

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wilkes County Fair

The Wilkes County Fair is just around the corner - Sept. 30th thru Oct 4th. Here is the link to the CATALOG containing various info including the Fair lamb and goat shows.  Contact the Wilkes Office for more info at  (336)651-7336

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4-H Fall Plant Sale

We are currently taking orders for the 1st Annual Fall Plant Sale.  The following types of plants are available to purchase:


  • Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Peach Trees
  • Apple Trees
  • Pear Trees
  • Herbs
  • Flowers


ORDER & PAYMENT DEADLINE:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Payment is due at the time orders are placed

** We can now accept credit/debit cards for payment, with a small fee of 3.75% or less charged.  Phone orders can/will be accepted with a credit/debit card purchase. **

PICK-UP DATE:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (9am-5pm)


CLICK HERE for the plant description / order form or you may pick one up at the Extension Office.  Call 336-372-5597 or email Michele Hamm for more information.

ALL money raised will be used to provide scholarship opportunities to Alleghany youth.


Friday, September 5, 2014

September Clover News

The September edition of the Alleghany Clover News is now available online.  Click Here to view.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

4-H Forestry Contest

Just a reminder that the deadline for registering your teams for the 4-H Forestry Contest is August 29th.  

Detailed information and the registration form can be found on the NEW Extension Forestry Portal

 http://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/4H

September 13, 2013
Schenck Forest
Raleigh, NC

The contest will begin at 10am and will consist of of:

Tree Identification (live and herbarium specimens - 25 total)
Tree Measurement (15 trees total)
Forest Insect and Disease Identification (10 examples of each)
Compass Traverse

Contest will end by 3pm

For more information contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597

Friday, August 8, 2014

Open Horse Shows Postponed


Due to the inclement weather, the Open Horse Shows that were scheduled for tonight & tomorrow have been rescheduled for Saturday, August 30th.  

For more information, contact 336-657-0749.








Open Horse Shows

There are two Open Horse Shows coming to the Alleghany County Fairgrounds.  

The first show will be on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. This show is for "timed" events. Click here for the class list.

The second show will be on Saturday, August, 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.  This show is for "judged" events.  Click here for the class list.

For more information, contact 336-657-0749

Friday, August 1, 2014

Open Horse Shows

There are two Open Horse Shows coming to the Alleghany County Fairgrounds.  

The first show will be on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. This show is for "timed" events. Click here for the class list.

The second show will be on Saturday, August, 9, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.  This show is for "judged" events.  Click here for the class list.

For more information, contact 336-657-0749.


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

REQUIRED FORMS:
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!