4-H scholars receive $58,000Six Milam County 4-Hers came home with $58,000 in scholarships from State 4-H Roundup last week in College Station.
Breanna Miller of the Rockdale 4-H Club and Cameron 4-H’s Erin Bradey were both awarded $10,000 scholarships from the Wallrath Education Foundation. Weston Fisher of Thorndale 4-H received $4,500 from Stiles Farm Foundation. Cooper Smith of Cameron 4-H received $2,500 from Producers’ Cooperative Association.
Seven additional 4-Hers competed in judging teams and educational presentations at the state round up. At the Invitational Poultry Judging Contest and Workshop, Kevin Crouch earned second place high point individual, followed by Laura Eichinger as fourth highest and Emily Fuchs as seventh highest. The group earned first place as a team.
Others completing at State 4-H Roundup contests included William Dean, Rockdale 4-H, sixth place in Natural Resources Presentation; Elaine Luckey, Rockdale 4-H, fifth place in Consumer Education Presentation; Natasha Ramthun, Cameron 4-H, 10th place in Soil Judging; Luke Snowden, Gause 4-H, fourth place in Sheep and Goat Educational Presentation. Evan McCoy also participated in the Invitational Wildlife Habitat Judging Contest.
In the state photography contest, Milam County had very strong participation and did very well.
Par t icipants and r ibbons earned included: Luke Snowden, animals-black & white, red; Tyler Vrazel, animals-color, red; Corolyn Holub, architectural elements color, blue; theme-color, blue; Emily McCoy, architectural elements-black & white, blue; landscape-color, blue; peoplecolor, red; plant/f lora-color, blue; still life-black & white, blue.
Also, Benjamin Snowden, people black & white, blue; plant/ flora-black & white, red; William Dean, special/creative effects-all media, red; Evan McCoy, still life-color, red.
A Beginners Fun Day is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19 at the Gause ISD gym for 4-Hers ages 5-9. This will be something special for you. You will keep your hands busy with arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, games, cookie decorating and much more.
County 4-H recordbooks are due Monday, June 21. They will be judged at 6:30 p.m. during the Council & Leaders meetings held at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. Leaders and senior 4-H members are needed to help judge county recordbooks on June 21. This is a great way to learn about the recordbook project and get great ideas.
You can still sign-up for county 4-H camp and enjoy a weekend of fun with 4-Hers from surrounding counties. The multi-county camp will be held July 9-11 at Lakeview Methodist Camp in Palestine. 4-Hers from ages 8 to 18 can attend. Cost is $115 for youth and $90 for adults.
We have a special treat for you on July 15. You will have an opportunity to learn about and tasty food dishes from India. Our host and speaker will be Yaminie Bhakta. She will demonstrate several dishes as she shares information on special seasonings and foods. Participants will also be making some dishes to taste. In fact all of your snacks and lunch will be Indian Cookery items.
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Budget Host Motel, 102 Lafferty Ave. in Cameron (on the Cameron side of the bridge). Pre-registration is needed by July 12 to prepare handouts and food needs. Contact the Milam County Extension Office to sign-up for the workshop. Leaders/parents can also attend with 4-Hers.
Handouts will also be available about the County Food Show and other food and nutrition project opportunities.