Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference

The upcoming 2009 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference is quickly approaching!! This year's theme is: 4-H: Pearls of Wisdom, Diamond Dreams. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Conference Center, Raleigh, NC from February 6-8 2009. For more information contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 or you can access the agenda and registration information online.

Monday, December 22, 2008

4-H Teen Lock-In

A teen 4-H lock-in is scheduled for Friday, January 23, 2009. The lock-in will be held at First Ward Recreation Center in Charlotte, NC. Cost for the lock-in is $15 per person.

Teens should plan to arrive between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. Please plan to eat supper before arriving. We will walk TOGETHER to the Time Warner Arena for the Charlotte Bobcats vs. Phoenix Suns basketball game. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. After the game, snacks will be served at the recreation center followed by a workshop, games, fitness activities and midnight movies. A light breakfast will be served the next morning. If you are interested in registering, please contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 or ASAP.

The deadline for registration is December 30th. No exceptions!!

To download the registration form, click here.

4-H Scholarships Due January 12

Are you a graduating 4-H Senior looking for scholarship opportunities, then you have come to the right place. For 2009, NC 4-H is awarding over $38,000 to graduating seniors to pursue a higher education.

Scholarship applications are due to the local 4-H office no later than 5:00 pm on January 12th. All forms must be reviewed and signed by me. If you have questions, please contact our office at 336-372-5597 or e-mail me at

To be eligible, you must be a current North Carolina 4-H member who is a graduating high school seniors . Applicants must have accumulated at least a minimum of 3 years of 4-H work. All Scholarships will be directly paid to the college or university. Recipients must be full time students. Applicants must be attending College in North Carolina with the exception of the 4-H Horse Program Scholarship.

For more information on each individual scholarship, visit the Scholarship Guide located on the NC 4-H website. You can also download the Application from this site.

Honor Club Application Due January 12th

Membership in the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is bestowed upon those 4-H’ers who have exhibited outstanding 4-H citizenship and leadership throughout their 4-H career. An Honor Club member continues to provide leadership and service to the total 4-H program throughout life.

In order to be eligible for membership, the applicant must have completed three or more years of 4-H club work and shall be at least 16 years of age and not more than 20 years of age on January 1 of the year of application.

Honor Club Applications are due to your local Extension Office no later than 5:00 pm on January 12. These must be signed by me before they can be forwarded onto the state office in Raleigh.

For more information contact our office at 336-372-5597 or visit the NC 4-H website here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

2008 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

Recently several Alleghany County 4-Hers traveled to Salisbury to participate in the 2008 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest. The Alleghany Senior Division Team finished in third place out of nine teams with a score of 885 points. Team Members included: Bridgette Sturgill, Dustin Lambert and Maggie Evans. Bridgette also came in fourth in the individual contest results and all team members will be invited to try out for a position on the 2009 State 4-H Dairy Judging Team. Great job to everyone.

December Clover News

The December Clover News in now available. Click here to see what is going on.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Elves & the Shoemaker: Only two tickets left!!

There are only two tickets left to the December 13th showing of the Elves and the Shoemaker. The show starts at 10:30 so we will be leaving the Extension Office at 8:30. Unless you have paid the Extension Office, your space will not be held. Call now!! Tickets are $12. You can contact us at 336-372-5597.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Food Show Deadline

Just a reminder if you are planning to participate in the upcoming food show this Saturday, December 6th, you must be registered by 5 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd. Registration forms can be found in the November Clover News or can be downloaded here. If you have any questions, contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 or you can e-mail me at