SUMMER FUN

Monday, July 16, 2012

NC 4-H Congress Streaming Live!!

FYI . . .. all the 4-H Congress Sessions will be streaming live this year: http://www.ihigh.com/nc4h/. Congress starts today at NC State University and runs through Thursday. Seven Alleghany 4-H'ers are in attendance. Hope they are all having a great time!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Community Service Opportunity for our Soldiers


THIS IS A SERVICE PROJECT THAT OUR CONGRESS DELEGATION WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN NEXT WEEK.  I APOLOGIZE FOR THE EXTREMELY SHORT NOTICE BUT WAS JUST MADE AWARE OF THE OPPORTUNITY THIS MORNING.  IF YOU HAVE EITHER TOWELS OR TWIN SHEETS YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DONATE PLEASE BRING THEM TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE (90 S MAIN ST, SPARTA) EVEN IF THIS IS AFTER MONDAY.  WE WILL GET THEM TO THE SOLDIERS. 

Approximately 350 single soldiers will be returning home to live in the barracks at Fort Bragg in mid August.
Once they arrive, they receive a no driving period to adjust from their deployment and will not be able to purchase anything they need.

We are asking our NC 4-H Family to assist us with providing at least one bath towel and one twin sheet (fitted or flat). These items are basic necessities that are not provided and would make their welcome home that much better.

Sarah Kotzian has agreed for us to collect at Congress during registration and on Wednesday morning before Hands To Service assembly.

SGT. Angie Bibin, Battalion Family Readiness Liaison from Ft. Bragg, Moore County 4-H’ers, and a 4-H volunteer/alumni will assist with your donation.

Please help us support our military and bring a sheet and towel for our soldiers.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tube the New Postponed

Due to the high risk of inclement weather we have postponed the "Tube the New" summer fun trip until July 23rd at 1:00 pm.  If you have questions or would like to attend, please contact the office at 336-372-5597.  This program is open to youth age 12+ who can swim.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

“Adventures in Science” Camp


July 27 & 28, 2012 

NC Operation: Military Kids (OMK) and Catawba Science Center have partnered together to host an "Adventures in Science" Camp for military youth (only) ages 7 to 11. This overnight adventure will have participants Spend the evening solving crimes like a CSI, (fingerprinting, chromatography and fiber analysis), exploring the universe like an astronomer, and walking on the “wild side”  to become acquainted with Wildlife.  

There is a $15 registration fee for the weekend.

The following registration links are now open

Flyer and Registration Form:

or


*There are limited number spaces available for the “Adventures in Science”. 

Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the camp.
Additional information:

The following forms must be presented at check-in on 20 July: 1.) Media Release, 2.) Medical Release and 3.) Code of Conduct forms.  Go to http://www.nc4h.org/military/index.htmlhttp://www.nc4h.org/procedures-and-guidelines/ to download the forms.

*ALL* military youth participants must have a signed and completed Media Release, Medical Release and Code of Conduct forms presented at check-in on 27 July 2012 in order to participate in "Adventures in Science".

To learn more about the Catawba Science Center, go to http://www.catawbascience.org/

For additional information, please contact Scott Enroughty, Project Coordinator - NC OMK at 919.515.8500 or scott_enroughty@ncsu.edu


Monday, July 2, 2012

Citizenship Focus 2012


A member of Alleghany County 4-H recently attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. More than 200 youth and adults representing over 75 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the different levels and branches of government.

Khalil Lawson represented Alleghany County at the June 11-13 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well participated in budget simulation sessions and learned how to be active in the area of citizenship.  Delegates also worked with their county 4-H Agent to develop an action plan based on a local need in their community to implement upon returning home from the conference.

The highlight of the conference was the Legislative Breakfast where delegates had a chance to meet and have photos taken with their elected officials.  Following the breakfast, delegates traveled to the Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff.

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives – Touchstone Energy.  North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program. 

For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, please contact Amy Lucas, 4-H Agent in Alleghany County at (336) 372-5597.