Jacket, patch orders due Sept. 1

Orders for 4-H jackets and patches are due Sept. 1. Order forms are available on the website and at the Extension Office. It is your responsibility to complete an order form for your jacket/blanket/ patch.

Milam Count y 4-H members are eligible to receive a 4-H jacket or blanket for their achievement in placing 1st in competition, blue ribbon or wins a class in a state competition. These awards are paid for by local donations from sponsors up to the UIL limit and then the 4-H member or his family pays the difference. A 4-Her may only win a jacket or blanket once.

Those that have previously received a jacket or blanket can receive one free patch each year for winning in one of the many forms of state competition.

4-H families can order additional patches at their own expense. It is the responsibility of the 4-H family to notify the Extension Office when they are eligible for one of these awards. The 4-Her will receive their recognition of a state winner at the county awards banquet.

Photography Contests

Count y 4-H Photography Contest entries w ill be due on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the extension office. Finish taking your pictures and get your entries ready for the county contest.

For the county contest, beginners, juniors, intermediates and seniors can enter photos. Each photo must be 8x10 inches in dimension mounted on photo mount board (same size as photo). An entry form must be attached to the back of the picture. Complete rules and entry forms will be available soon on the county website and at the Extension Office. Watch the news for updates on this contest.

Winners in the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions will go on to compete at the District 4-H Photography Contest. District contest pictures will be on display at the Heart O’ Texas Fair in Waco in October.

Tag orders, scrambles

If you want to show a swine project at the spring major shows, you need to order a major swine tag by early September. The deadline will be early September, so contact the extension office now. The tags are $10 each.

If you are interested in scrambling for Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Star of Texas livestock shows, contact the Extension Office prior to Sept. 15 to submit an application. Contact the extension office for additional guidelines and application information.

4-H Deadlines

The following material is due to the Milam County Extension Office. If you have questions, contact the Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045. Additional information is also available in the 4-H newsletter for August and September on the web- site under 4-H http://milamtx.

• Spring Major Show lamb and goat validation, tag orders due Aug. 20

• Rockdale Fair Broiler pickup, Rockdale Fair Grounds, Aug. 25

• 4-H Jackets and Patches, orders due Sept. 1

• Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo, entries due Sept. 3

• Steer Tag-In, 5-6 p.m. at the Youth Expo Building in Cameron, Sept. 7

• Rockdale Fair Market Rabbits tag-in, 5-7 p.m. at the Rockdale Fairgrounds, Sept. 9

• 4-H Calendar Contest, entries due Oct. 1

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