Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
We will again be sending care packages to the military personnel of the North Carolina National Guard stationed in Afghanistan. To see what can and cannot be shipped, check out this LINK for the Wish List Items for Solider Care Packages. Link to wish list is at the bottom of the page
If you would like to mail the care packages yourself, we have been informed if you use "If it Fits, it Ships" process there is no charge for shipping. Most USPS offices will ship to an APO/FPO address at no charge.
If you would prefer that we handle shipping, please drop off your care packages by December 15 at the Alleghany Extension Office (90 S. Main St, 3rd floor). North Carolina 4-H is proud to support the more than 123,622 active duty, reserve and guard troops who call our state home. Please help to support our troops during the Holiday Season.
Packages should be sent to:
SSG Phillip Tallent
Joint Base Balad
APO, AE 09391
Monday, December 6, 2010
Scholarships are open to 4-H members in North Carolina who will be registered as a full-time student.Recipients awarded NC 4-H Academic Scholarships will have an outstanding record of 4-H participation and achievement. Additionally, recipients will possess an excellent high school record of academic achievement measured chiefly by their performance on solid secondary school courses including English, mathematics, physical sciences and social sciences. Also, recipients will demonstrate an aptitude for college work which will be measured by their performance on college entrance examinations including the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT).
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. For full elegibility requirements please click on the link below.
The West Central District officers would like to invite 4-H teens from across the West Central District to a lock-in!
When: Friday, January 14-Saturday, January 15, 2011
Where: Catawba County Cooperative Extension Center
Time: Registration will begin at 6:30 pm, with activities beginning at 7:00. We will adjourn by 7:00 am on Saturday morning.
Cost: $15 (Includes supper, cosmic bowling and snacks)
We will be doing activities/workshops related to the statewide Hunger initiative.
We will be leaving the County Office Building at 5pm on Friday and will return by 9 am on Saturday morning. For more information or to register contact the Extension Office by Monday, January 3rd .You can reach the Extension office by calling (336) 372-5597.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Cost is FREE for Parents and Leaders. You must register by Friday, November 5 by calling the Extension Office at 336-372-5597. This is a great networking and learning event that is open to all Alleghany County 4-H Volunteers and Parents.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, it’s true – nutritious food is good medicine. Food is one of our most basic needs. Along with oxygen, water, and shelter, it is necessary for human survival. In a nation as affluent as the United States, no child should go hungry. Yet everyday hunger disrupts the lives of 1 in 5 children in North Carolina.
Hunger is a problem hiding “in plain sight” in North Carolina. Whether it involves skipping meals, eating less than is needed to live a healthy life, or making do with foods that are filling but not nutritious, hunger’s effects can be devastating, especially among our more vulnerable citizens, including children and older adults.
According to an analysis by Feeding America, a hunger relief organization with which the food banks are affiliated, North Carolina ranks as the second-worst state in the nation when it comes to children under 5 lacking regular access to nutritious food and as 10th-worst for children of all ages.
In May 2009, Feeding America released the results of its first analysis of food insecurity in early childhood, “Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 2005 - 2007.” North Carolina ranked second worst in the nation with 24.1 percent of its children under 5 judged to be food insecure and lacking regular access to nutritional food. The state was 10th worst in the same Feeding America study of food insecurity in children 0-18 years old. Both studies used figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nationally, the food insecurity average is 17 percent for children under 5.
To combat hunger the NC 4-H Youth Development program and the Food Banks of North Carolina, all of which are affiliates of Feeding AmericaTM our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, have teamed up to promote awareness of hunger in North Carolina and to make an impact in local communities through a new hunger awareness initiative entitled “Hungry to Help.”
According to Dr. Marshall Stewart, State 4-H Leader, “Exciting plans are underway to prepare 4-H’ers, 4-H volunteers and alumni to host a variety of hunger awareness programs, can food drives (virtual and real) and sponsor hunger related volunteer efforts in their local communities. Extension offices across the state will become “drop-off” locations for can food collections and the entire Extension family is gearing up to prepare participants to be citizen leaders for hunger relief.”
4-H recognizes that knowledge and understanding are powerful tools in the battle to end hunger, and that food insecurity undermines our nation’s investments in education and health care.
Alleghany County 4-H will begin meeting this initiative by collecting food for the Solid Rock Food Closet during the months of October & November. Please bring food items by the Extension Office (90 S. Main St., Sparta) Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through November 22nd.
What can you bring? The most needed items are canned meat (chicken, turkey, ham, beef stew), canned fish (tuna, salmon), peanut butter, pasta, rice, deluxe macaroni & cheese, soup, canned vegetables (beans, corn, potatoes), or canned fruit (pears, apples, peaches). Other items you could donate are: canned fruit cocktail, canned ravioli, canned spaghetti ‘n meatballs, canned pork ‘n beans, breakfast bars, apple sauce cups, pudding cups, small plastic bottles of 100% juice, or small boxes of cereal.
4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. North Carolina Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University conducts the 4-H program. More than 240,926 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H programs each year with the help of 21,221 adult and youth volunteers.
Additional information on the “Hungry to Help” initiative will be released on the N.C. 4-H website at www.nc4h.org. If you have questions please contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 or e-mail Amy Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Conference will be on November 13th at the Sertoma 4-H Educational Center. and is open to youth ages 13 and up (must be 13 as of January 1). If you have questions or would like to register, contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597. Cost for the event is $40.00 which includes lunch, snacks and transportation.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Deadline to register: October 14th
The Fall 2010 North Carolina 4-H Target Shooting Sports Workshop will be held October 22-24, 2010 at Millstone 4-H Camp, near Ellerbe, NC. The workshop is designed to equip adult volunteers to work with youth in 4-H Target Shooting Sports
Clubs. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and information while enhancing their skills in teaching youth through the use of the National 4-H Shooting Sports curriculum materials.
We will be accepting a total of 75 participants for the workshop - no more than 15 in each of the following disciplines: shotgun, pistol, archery, muzzleloading, and rifle (note: accepted applicants will participate in only one discipline throughout the entire weekend long training). Participants are required to pay a $75 fee to help offset some of the cost for the workshop. We are asking that all participants be registered with their local Extension office as 4-H volunteers prior to attending our workshop.
This is a hands on workshop, participants will be required to pass a written test in their discipline and required to teach portions of their curriculum as part of a practicum test. Participants should be familiar with the shooting disciplines they choose; we will not be teaching participants to shoot but rather how to use shooting sports as a youth development tool.
Deadline to register is October 14th. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Extension Office at 336-372-5597. Applications can be found HERE and should be turned in at the Alleghany Office. Scholarships for the $75 fee are available. There are expectations on the county level once you have attended training.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Suggestions of non-perishable food items: boxed macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, canned foods, dried fruit, canned or boxed juice, cereal, oatmeal, canned tuna or chicken, and peanut butter. For a full list of items click HERE. Please no glass containers or perishable items.
Cost of each ticket is $25 and five non-perishable food items. We will be leaving the Extension Office at 4:00 pm on Friday and will leave the park at midnight. For more information, contact the Extension Office at (336) 372-5597. Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 13th.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The cost to attend the Teen Leadership Focus Conference is $40. This includes lunch and snacks. Some workshops will focus on our theme (Hungry To Help); however, the majority of the workshops will be focused on Leadership Development including selected Ambassador tracks. This is a day event only.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to meet teens from across the West and West Central District and learn about our state theme and participate in some great activities. To register, you must contact the Amy or Michele at the Extension Office at 336-372-5597. Deadline to Register is October 20th.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
When: October 8th & 9th
We will be traveling to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro for a special program on reptiles. We will be spending the night in the zoo and then touring the zoo on Saturday. Snacks will be provided. You will need to bring money for dinner Friday night and lunch in the Zoo Saturday. We will be leaving on Friday from the County Office Building Parking lot at 4:00 p.m. Spaces are very limited. You must come by the Extension Office at 90 S Main St. to register.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
For more information, contact April Dillon at 704-736-8458.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Alleghany 4-H will be hosting a pet show so be sure to bring out your favorite furry, feathered or cold-blooded friend and show them off too.
We now have the fair blog up and running with all the rules and entry forms as well as all the details for the exciting fun-filled week of events. Be sure to check that out at alleghanyfair.blogspot.com
For more information visit the blog at or contact the Extension Office at (336)372-5597.
See you at the Fair!!!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Gold and silver medal recipients are invited to present at state level competition in Raleigh during NC 4-H Congress. Congratulations to all of our winners.
Game time is at 6:00pm. Each 4-H’er who is selected will receive 4 game tickets as well as 4 meal tickets! If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the registration form found HERE.
Registration form is due by Wednesday, August 11th.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Cost: $6 ~ Limit: 12
July 1 ~ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $6 ~ Limit: 12
Come try out your team building and problem-solving skills on the new Alleghany Challenge Course. With more that 10 low ropes elements, prepare to be challenged and learn how to work
together to overcome obstacles. Activities are specific for age group. A snack will be provided. We will meet at the County Office Building (90 S. Main Street) parking lot.
Ages: Grades 6 - 8
Cost: $35 ~ Limit: 5
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!
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 25th
Cost: $15 ~ Limit: 10
Join us as we tube the New! We will spend the afternoon tubing our way down the New River. You MUST be able to swim in order to participate in this activity! Make sure you wear your bathing suit, water shoes (NO flip flops!) and sunscreen. You will also need to bring a towel and a change of clothes. A snack will be provided. We will meet at the County Office Building (90 S. Main St.) parking lot.
Registration Deadline: June 25th
What can you get from 4-H? Take the time to explore what 4-H has to offer. We will participate in sessions that will teach you about the many events, contests and benefits that are available to you through 4-H. Some of the sessions that are tentatively scheduled are: poultry judging, horticultural, dairy contests, livestock contests, horse contests, presentations, Teen Events (Ambassador, AIRE, Teen Retreat Citizenship), Project Records, Expressive Arts (make it with wool, entertains, fashion revue, photography, horse, all poster contests, etc), and electric. Lunch & Snacks will be provided.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 30th
Cost: $35 ~ Limit: 10
Scholarships may be available
Come out and enjoy a day of fun in the sun! That morning we will begin with a short workshop on water and sun safety. Then, the rest of the day will be spent enjoying the water park. Transportation, lunch and your ticket into the amusement park, will be provided. You will need bring money for any additional drinks/snacks you may want while in the park and for any souvenirs you may wish to purchase. We will meet at the County Office
Building Parking Lot (90 South Main Street). Please be sure to bring your bathing suit and a change of clothes, as well as, a towel and sunscreen.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 30th
Cost: $35 ~ Limit: 6
Scholarships may be available
Are you interested in making money? Do you know what a business plan is? Do you like to have fun? If your answers were yes, YOU must join us for four days of hands‐on activities that help youth identify talents and interests, and define a vision for starting their own business. We will leave the Extension Office at 8 am and travel to Wilkes County.
Bring a bag lunch and drink each day.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 23rd
Cost: FREE ~ Limit: 15
Do you like to cook or want to learn how? Come out and join us & a professional chef for a week-long series where you will learn about nutrition, safety and food preparation. Each day you will cook & eat a variety of recipes. We may also visit a local restaurant for a behind-the-scenes tour. We will meet at the Alleghany County High School Family & Consumer Education Classroom. Space is limited and preference will be given to youth who have not participated previously.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 23rd
Cost: $12 ~ Limit: 10
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a mountain looks like? Here's your chance to find out! Join us as we spend a day hiking the inside and outside of some beautiful mountains and make our way to a spectacular waterfall. Lunch & snacks provided.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Discover and learn the science fair process. Learn about variables through hands-on experiments Receive resources to help you with a science fair project
(bring a bag lunch)
June 21, 2010 (10 am - 3 pm)
Cost: $5 per person
Registration Deadline: June 14
For more information and registration form, clicke HERE.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Any donation is greatly appreciated but with a donation of $65, which will purchase one panel, a special plaque can be made to display your family or business name. For more information and to find out how you can contribute please click HERE.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
If you are interested in attending any of these activities, you must come in person (to the Extension Office) to register and if there is a fee, payment is due at time of registration.
For more information, please call 336-372-5597 or you can email Amy or Michele with any questions.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The Alleghany 4-H Horseless Day Camp will be held June 25, 2010 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds located in Sparta. 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 nonrefundable camp fee is $50.00 per camper. This fee and all forms are due by June 14th to reserve slot. Spaces are limited and will be filled based on the following application. Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members. You will obtain all forms upon acceptance.
Timeline for Camp:
Application is due by June 1st
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 5th
Entire Camp Fee and forms are due by June 14th
Day Camp is June 25th, 2010 9:00 am-3:00 pm
4-H Enrollment Form
4-H Medical Information and Informed Consent for Treatment
NC 4-H Camps Consent Form
NC Dept. of 4-H Youth Dev. Health History and Custody Release
NC 4-H and Alleghany Co 4-H Photographic, Video & Audio Optional Publicity Release
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The Alleghany 4-H Horse Camp will be held June 26-30, 2010 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds located in Sparta. 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 nonrefundable camp fee is $100.00 per camper. This fee and all forms are due by June 14th to reserve slot. Camper spaces are limited and will be filled based on the completed application.
Attendance for camp is open to youth that are certified North Carolina 4-H members and have access to a sound horse. The camper must supply his/her own horse, equipment, feed and transportation to and from the camp. Each camper will be solely responsible for the care and feeding of his/her mount. Camp leaders will supervise camper's duties daily. 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 registrated 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 be considered a camper and will be responsible for forms, etc. Junior leaders will not be charged.
Timeline for Camp:
Application due by June 1st
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 5th
Entire Camp Fee and forms are due by June 14th
Camp begins June 26th
Health Record for Horse and Current Negative Collins for E.I.A.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Alleghany County Fairgrounds
Children 8 and under - FREE
Proceeds benefit the Alleghany County Agricultural Fair and a percentage of the gate will come back to Alleghany 4-H to help offset camp costs.
Come out and support the Fair and Alleghany 4-H.
For more information, call the Extension Office at 336-372-5597 or visit www.alleghanymowerracingassociation.com
For safety reasons, coolers and/or camp/lawn chairs will not be allowed in the grandstands for any event.