Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SCarowinds & Hungry to Help

Join us as we make a frightful trip to Scarowinds on Friday, October 15th and help fight hunger at the same time. In an effort to help make a difference in the hunger problem we are inviting teens ages 13 (as of Jan 1) and older to join us as we travel to Carowinds SCarowinds. There will be no exceptions on the age limit. In order to be eligible to attend, teens must bring at least 5 (five) non-perishable food items to the Extension Office by Wednesday October 13th. For every 3 three additional items you bring in $1 will be deducted from your ticket price.

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

Teen Leadership Focus Conference

The West Central Teen Leadership Focus (taking the place of State Council Conference) will be held at Sertoma 4-H Educational Center on Saturday, November 13, 2010. The retreat will begin with registration at 8am and workshops at 9:30am. These retreats are designed for teens, so 4-H’ers ages 13 (as of Jan. 1) and older are invited to attend.

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

Scutes, Scales and Slippery Skins - Zoo Snooze

Who: Youth ages 8-12
When: October 8th & 9th
Cost: $25

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

Science Fair Workshop

There will be a science fair workshop in Wilkes County on September 8, 2010 from 10 am - 2 pm. Cost for the workshop is $5. April Dilllon, 4-H Agent in Lincoln County, will be the instructor. You will learn about the process of science fairs and also receive materials to help you with your project. If you would like to register, please contact Amy Lucas at (336) 372-5597 or