SUMMER FUN

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.

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 20th...contact 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.

ENROLLMENT FORM