SUMMER FUN

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!

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  
Dance 
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.