State Roundup to hold ‘4-H has talent’

Do you have what it takes to be a star? Have you always pictured yourself performing on the big stage? If so, the 2010 Texas 4-H Roundup “4-H Has Talent Competition” is for you. Get the chance to show your skills on stage in front of nearly 3,000 fellow 4- Hers, parents/volunteers and 4-H faculty. So sing a song, do a dance, tell a joke or just do something unusual.

To get involved, submit a video file no longer than five minutes in length of your best talent. Submissions must be appropriate for 4-H youth.

A 4-H member may only participate on one team/entry and only intermediate and senior aged 4-H members are allowed to participate in this activity. Teams may be one age category or a combination of both intermediates and seniors. An individual and/or team (maximum four members) may only submit one video.

Ten finalists will be selected from their peers using an online voting system as well as an expert panel of judges. Those 10 finalists will then have the opportunity to perform on June 9 at the 4-H Roundup’s night assembly in Rudder Theater at Texas A&M University. After all finalists are finished performing, the audience will have the opportunity to vote via text messaging to select their winner.

All entries must be received in the State 4-H office by Friday, March 19. For more information check out http://texas4-h.tamu. edu/library/files/4-HHasTalent. pdf.


Currently, the McDonald House in Temple is experiencing a full house. To help, Milam County 4-H will assemble two types of care packages for the Ronald McDonald House in Temple. To help with the house care packages, people can donate: paper towels, facial tissue, toothpaste, diapers, baby wipes, women’s personal hygiene items; bleach, bath mats with rubberized backing, instant oatmeal, single serving cereal boxes, AA and AAA batteries and small trash can liners (for bedroom wastebaskets).

We will be accepting donations and items till March 15. Please bring items to the Milam County Extension Office in Cameron.


The Milam Count y 4-H Council, Leaders and Parents Association meetings will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron.

The councils plan county 4-H activities, report on local club and project activities, conduct county 4-H council business, and of course, make time for recreation.


If you are interested in the

shooting sports activities, which include shooting safety, archery, muzzle loading, pistol, rif le and shotgun, come to a meeting. Upcoming meeting dates are: Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 11 and 25, May 2 and 16. For more information contact the shooting sports leaders, LeeAnn Smith (254- 697-4049) or Susan Dean (512- 446-2845).


The Share-the-Fun, Fashion Show and Method Demonstration Contests will be held Monday, Feb. 22 at Ben Milam Elementary in Cameron. Registration time will begin at 5:30 p.m. and contests to begin at 6. If you are planning on entering the contest, contact the Extension Office.

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