Thursday, December 20, 2007


Attention teens ages 13-19! Join the NW District at our last Winterfest, which will be held on January 18-19, 2008. We will travel to the Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro to learn more about Expressive Arts. We'll be spending the night at the YWCA and then just walk over to the Art Center the next day. The cost is $35, but there will possibly be scholarships available. If you are interested in attending the fun-filled event, you must register by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 4th.

Operation: Military Kids Photography & Visual Arts Contests

The North Carolina 4-H Operation: Military Kids Program has announced the first OMK Photography and Arts Contest. The contest is opened to youth. The age categories are 5-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15 and 16-18 years old. The contest is designed to introduce youth to photography and the arts as a part of the 4-H Expressive Arts Curriculum. Youth will utilize their photography skills and their artistry, but most importantly, what freedom, patriotism and support for our troops mean to them.

All photographs and artwork will be displayed during the week of the 2008 North Carolina 4-H Congress, other event and appropriate venues.

If you would like more information, or want to download the regulations and entry form, click here.

Mock Horse Bowl

Rockingham County 4-H is hosting a Mock Horse Bowl Practice on January 12, 2008 at the Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Center in Reidsville, NC. They will have hippology supplies and equipment to practice with. Registration starts at 9:00 am and the contest will begin at 10:00 am. This event is open to all 4-Hers!

Plan to attend, even if you do not have a Horse Bowl or Hippology team together yet, because they are goind to mix everyone up to form new teams to practice at this event. You must register by Thursday, January 10th.

NW District Horse Bowl

The NW District Horse Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Rockingham County Extension Office. The registration deadline for this event is January 8th.

State Volunteer Leaders Conference

The North Carolina Volunteer Leaders Conference will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Research Triangle Park on February 1-3, 2008. If you are interested in attending, let me know as soon as possible.

To view the registration information, click here and to view the tentative agenda, click here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

December Clover News

The December Clover News is now available online. To see a copy, Click Here.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

State Council Conference

State Council Conference was held November 17-18 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. Cate Hall, James Hall, Victoria Hall, Corissa Wilson and Inna Zhekova participated in the various workshops and programs. Victoria led a workshop on macramé and Cate led a workshop on aboriginal art. Victoria was also recognized for achieving her Emerald Ambassador Level. James participated in the ARI (Application, Resume and Interviewing) Track Workshops. Corissa participated in Ambassador Training workshops. A special thanks to Bonnie Hall for transportation and pictures from the conference. Thanks to all those who participated.

Project Record Books

The deadline for turning in your completed project record books is 5:00 pm on Monday, January 14, 2008. If you have any questions or need help with your record book, please contact the Extension Office or your club leader.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Holiday Make It ~ Take It Workshop

Want to make something special for the holidays? We will be having a Make It ~ Take It Workshop on Saturday, December 15th from 10am until noon. This will be held in the 2nd floor conference room of the County Office Building. The cost for this fun-filled event is $5. Space is limited, so please call Michele or Amy at 336-372-5597, to let us know if you want to attend. Hope to see you there!

Your Chance to SHINE!

We want to give you some time in the spotlight. Many of you have accomplished a great deal in the last few months, and we want to recognize you and your achievments. This can be previous activities attended, personal accomplishments, or upcoming meetings and club reports. Please get your information in to the Extension Office by November 28th.

November Clover News

The November Clover News is now online. To see a copy, click here.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Welcome to the Alleghany County 4-H Blog!

This will be a great way for everyone to stay up to date and to receive information about upcoming events. You can also find out what is happening in our clubs and community. Please feel free to add a comment to any of our postings. Just so you are aware, your comment must be approved before you see it online. This will be a great way to communicate with one another.