Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March Clover News

The March Clover News is now available online. To view a copy, click here.

Alleghany's Horse-less 4-H Day Camp

The Alleghany 4-H Horseless Day Camp will be held June 1, 2008 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds. Participants will enjoy learning beginning horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H’ers. Each camper must supply his/her own transportation to and from the camp. Upon acceptance to camp, participants will receive a camp manual outlining the planned activities and rules.

The non-refundable camp fee is $50 per camper. Half of this fee is due by May 1st to reserve slot. Spaces are limited. Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members. You will obtain all forms upon acceptance.

For more information contact the Extension Office at 372-5597 or Donna Hash at 359-8457. To print your copy of the application for both camps, please click here.

Alleghany's Happy Trails 4-H Horse Camp

The Alleghany 4-H Horse Camp will be held June 2-6, 2008 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds. Campers will enjoy improving their horsemanship skills while having fun with other 4-H’ers. Special activities include speakers, clinicians, and trail ride, training, and other traditional camp activities. The campers will have an opportunity to participate in a “mini” horse show.Photobucket

The nonrefundable camp fee is $100 per camper. Half of this fee is due by May 1st to reserve slot. Camper spaces are limited and will be filled based on the following application. If accepted, campers must bring a horse that is free of disease and in good health. Horses are required to have a current negative Coggins test. No exceptions will be made! Horses exhibiting lameness or behavior problems will be sent home. Camper will be allowed to exchange horses or continue to stay without a horse.

There are openings for Junior Leaders that are registered 4-H’ers. They must be 16-19 years old. Junior Leaders will be assisting the group with camp activities, duties, fixing meals and helping with Cloverbuds. Junior leaders will not be charged.

For more information contact the Extension Office at 372-5597 or Donna Hash at 359-8457. To print your copy of the application for both camps, please click here.

Food Show Success!!

The District Food Show was a great success with over 30 entries from Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin Counties. It was a fun filled day with plenty of food and activities including how to make centerpieces, place card holders, making your own hot chocolate mix, cake decorating, food bingo and tissue paper flower making. Great job to Victoria Hall, Northwest District President, who finished with a Blue Ribbon for her Blueberry Cream Tart. If you are interested in learning more about Food Show or participating in a local food show, be watching upcoming newsletters for dates and times.

District Horse Bowl

The Northwest District Horse Bowl was held on Saturday, February 16th at the Rockingham County Extension Office. There were nine junior teams, two mixed teams and two senior teams competing. Our Alleghany Junior Team included Kacey Caudill, Kallie Dalton, Faith Reeves, Sydney Jones, Team Captain - Katelyn Hearl and Team Coach-Stacy Adams. These young ladies did a fabulous job and were up against some stiff competition. Good job to all of them for the tremendous amount of hard work and effort that went into practicing and competing. Thanks also to all the parents and volunteers that helped with practices and that made the long trip to Rockingham.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Volunteer Training Opportunities

Discover & Explore the Fun in Science
A volunteer training will be held April 14-16 at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center. The workshop is open to any informal or formal educators including teachers, homeschool parents and volunteers. This training provides participants with an opportunity to participate in six concurrent sessions ranging from biotechnology to electricity, aquatic
ecology to GPS. Early bird registration is due by March 20 and is $135 which includes five meals, two nights lodging, all program materials and instruction and a chance to win door prizes! If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Amy Pardue at 336-372-5597.

4-H Horticulture Judging Workshop
A 4-H Horticulture Judging workshop will be held at the Forsyth County Extension Center on April 12. This is for youth, their parents, volunteers, 4-H and horticulture staff to actually spend some hands-on time becoming more familiar with the components of the horticulture judging competition. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration will be $5 and includes a pizza lunch and a break as well as hand-outs. Please call the Extension Office (336-372-5597) by Tuesday, April 1 to register.

Talent Show

Come, See, and Express at this year’s talent show!

Alleghany County 4-H will be hosting its First Annual 4-H Talent Show on Friday April 25th, location TBA. All youth are invited to come and showcase their talent. The show is open to all youth in the county between the ages of 5 and 19. Pre-registration is required. All performances should be no longer than four minutes. Each youth can perform only one act in their designated age category.

Talent categories include: dance, song, musical instrument, humorous or dramatic skit. The number of show acts will be limited to five per age category under each talent category. Acts will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Category winners will advance to the “Area Expressive Arts Showcase” that will be held Friday, May 2, in Wilkes County. Deadline to register is April 10. To register, or for more information, contact the 4-H office at 372-5597.

4-H Yard Sale

The Horse Whispers & Young Riders 4-H Clubs are hosting a yard sale on Saturday, March 29th from 8am to 12 noon at the Black Building of the Alleghany Co. fairgrounds. All proceeds will be used for Alleghany's Happy Trails 4-H Horse camp and the 4-H Youth Horse Show. Be sure to come out & support this worthy cause. Tell your friends & family!

Photography Contest

Show off your photography skills in the Alleghany County 4-H Photo Contest. All entries are due by Thursday, May, 1st by 5 p.m. to the County Extension Office. Junior & Senior entries in some categories may be eligible for competition at the state level. You MUST complete a separate form for each entry. You may make as many additional copies as you need. Click here for the Rules and Entry Form.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Golden Clover Awards

Alleghany County 4-H's Achievement Night will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 14th at the Sparta School Cafetorium. You are invited to join us as we celebrate the 4-Hers, family & friends of Alleghany County 4-H with an awards ceremony and an Ice Cream Social. Please call the Extension Office (372-5597) by Wednesday, March 12th to let us know how many from your family will be attending. Dress will be casual, so bring your smile & be prepared to have a great time! Click here to see the invitation, if you haven't received yours in the mail.