SUMMER FUN

Monday, March 30, 2009

4-H Centennial Celebration at the Ballpark


DON’T MISS THE BIGGEST 4-H EVENT IN 100 YEARS!

June 5, 2009 at 7 pm at the NEW downtown ballpark.

Support Alleghany 4-H and enjoy a night at the brand new Winston-Salem ballpark located conveniently right off Business 40. Come watch as the Winston-Salem Dash (minor league Chicago White Sox) pair off against the Kinston Indians (minor league Cleveland Indians)

Come celebrate 100 years of 4-H with clubs from all across the region.

Pre-game on-field parade begins at 6:00p.m. (All 4-Her's can participate in the parade)

$10 per ticket
(Includes ticket and souvenir team hat)
Limited transportation is available. Please contact Alleghany Extension Office at (336)372-5597 for more information. Ask for Amy or Michele.

DEADLINE FOR THIS SPECIAL OFFER IS May 8th!!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A CURRENT 4-Her to attend!!!



Visit the team website at wsdash.com

Monday, March 23, 2009

Alleghany's "Happy Trails" 4-H Horse Camp

The Alleghany 4-H "Happy Trails" Horse Camp will be held July 28-31, 2009 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds. Participants will enjoy improving their horsemanship skills and take part in special activities such as, trail rides, trainings, etc. They will also have an opportunity to participate in a mini horse show.

There are also openings for Junior Leaders. To be eligible, you must be 16-19 years old and a current 4-H member. Junior leaders assist with camp activities. If you are selected to be a Junior Leader, there will not be a charge for the camp, but you are still required to fill out all forms.

If you are interested in attending this camp or being a Junior Leader, please print, fill out & mail in the application form. The application deadline is June 1, 2009. (**4-13-09 Update:  Deadline date changed from May 1 to June 1; Application form changed also)

If you are notified of being accepted for camp, you will receive a camp manual that outlines the planned activities. The following forms will be required.








* Health Record for Horse & Current Negative Coggins for E.I.A.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the 4-H office at 336-372-5597 or Donna Hash at 336-359-8457.


Alleghany's "Horseless" 4-H Day Camp 2009




Would you like to participate in a horse camp, but don't own a horse? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! The Alleghany 4-H "Horseless" Day Camp will be held July 27, 2009 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds in Sparta. The hours of the camp are 9am to 3pm and the cost is $50. Participants will enjoy learning about beginning horsemanship skills.

If you are interested in attending this camp, please print, fill out & mail in the the application form. The deadline is June 1, 2009.  (**4-13-09 Update:  Deadline date changed from May 1 to June 1; Application form changed also)

If you are notified of being accepted for camp, you will receive a camp manual that outlines the planned activities. The following forms will be required.


* 4-H Medical Information & Informed Consent (This form must be notarized; if you bring this to the 4-H office, we will be happy to notarize it for you.)




* Release of Liability

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the 4-H office at 336-372-5597 or Donna Hash at 336-359-8457.



Friday, March 20, 2009

March Clover News


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

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Area 4-H Food Show Winner


Congratulations to James Hall who recently competed in the Area Fit and Fun Food Show. James finished with a blue ribbon for his Great Pea Salad and finished first overall in his division. Great job James! Over thirty participants came from Alleghany, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin County. Everyone had a great time presenting and eating their food as well as participating in some great activities.

For a link to James's recipe, click here.
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Horse Safety Workshop

A Horse Safety Workshop will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Rowan County Cooperative Extension Office, 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC. Safety is the primary concern in working with and around horses. This program will include all aspects of safety, including instinctive behavior and the effects of domestication, safety on the ground and safety when riding. Also included will be discussion of hauling and transporting horses safely, and the most common mistakes people make when working with horses. This workshop is free and open to anyone interested in learning about safely working with and around horses. Please call 704-216-8970 to register.

4-H Specialty License Plate


As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of 4-H in North Carolina, show your pride in the clover by purchasing a NC 4-H Specialty License Plate for your car or truck!


With over 239,000 youth, 22,900 volunteers and close to one million alumni across the state, what better way to recognize the youth development program that helped you make your best better!


We still need more paid applications for the state to establish the NC 4-H Specialty License Plate! Please support the generations of 4-H’ers who will come after you by purchasing a plate for $30.*


*Submit your application and get a friend to do the same and the 4-H Development Fund will cover the cost of one license plate for the first year. It’s buy one get one free from now until August 15, 2009! *


For an application, click here.


Call Michael Martin for details at 919.513.8254 or email at mjmartin@ncsu.edu.

Pre-Purchase Exams for Horses


I’ve had several questions about pre-purchase exams for horses.

There are a lot of opinions as to whether pre-purchase examinations are necessary. Some people believe that if the purchase price is low, these exams are not important. There are many levels and types of pre-purchase exams, from inexpensive to very expensive. It is our belief that some type of pre-purchase exam should be done, regardless of the purchase price.

This link gives a very good explanation about pre-purchase exams, how they can be custom-tailored, and the various things that are involved in the extensive exams.

http://www.bayerequineconnection.com/Main/Ownership_Finances/exam.cfm

Thanks,

Tim

J.Tim Potter, Ph.D., PAS
Area Specialized Agent-Equine
1450 Fairchild Road
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone 336.703.2850

Youth Poultry Club Meeting


Reminder!!! The next Youth Poultry Club Meeting will be Thursday, April 19, 2009 at 6 pm at the Stoneman Residence. For more information, please contact the 4-H office at (336) 372-5597 or Mr. Stoneman at (336) 572-9185

The meeting is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 18.


Stoneman Address: 410 Brooks Rd., Glade Valley, NC. Directions can be found here from Sparta.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dairy Quiz Bowl Practice


The first Dairy Quiz Bowl Practice will be March 23rd from 6-8 in Yadkin County. We will be leaving the Extension Office at 4:30. Dinner will be provided. If you are interested in joining the Dairy Quiz Bowl Team or would like more information, please contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597. You must be at least 9 years old to participate.