Consumer, council, scholarship meetings ahead
Part of 4-H is giving back to the community. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4-Hers have an opportunity to learn how they can help the Milam County Master Naturalists with a photography project. Any age 4-Her can help with the project, so if you are willing to take pictures come to the training on Sept. 21 from 6:30–7 p.m. at the New Salem Building on the Rockdale Fair Grounds.

Katherine Bedrich, a Milam County Master Naturalist, will present the project details and explain how you can help. The Naturalists need 4-Hers to take pictures of native plants, wildlife, etc. She will explain the guidelines and pass out forms to submit pictures.

If you like to take pictures, come and get the information and become a part of the community service project. It would be a new type of community service for your record book and future scholarship applications. Be a part of the photo project.

CONSUMER PROJECT– The Consumer Decision Making Informational meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. During this meeting, 4-Hers and leaders will explain the project and the consumer decision making judging contest. Additional practice sessions will be organized to prepare teams for the San Antonio Livestock Show Judging Contest in February and District Consumer Contest on March 5.

The Consumer Project is a great opportunity for 4-Hers to learn the importance of financial decisions. Through the project sessions, the 4-Hers practice comparing products for different situations. If you are unable to attend the Sept. 20 meeting, call the Extension Office to get on a list for future meeting dates or email

BIG MEETING– The Milam County 4-H Council and Leader/ Parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the New Salem Building in Rockdale. Following the Community Service Project Information at 6:30 p.m., the County 4-H Council and Leaders meeting w ill be conducted at 7 p.m. During the meeting, council officers will be installed along with the final plans for the 4-H Celebration Day on Nov. 14.

All 4-Hers 12 years of age and up are welcome to be a part of the 4-H Council. This group is the planning organization for county-wide 4-H activities. Each club has representatives elected and club managers appointed to be voices for their club needs and concerns. Leaders and parents are also welcome to attend the meetings and assist the club members. Council officers need to wear their 4-H shirts.

SCHOLARSHIPS– Preparation for scholarships does not start your senior year in high school. Start planning for scholarships as early as junior high, but at least by your freshman year.

For the third year, a “Preparing for Scholarships” training will be provided to 4-H families. The training will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the New Salem Building on the Rockdale Fair Grounds.

This informational training is to help 4-H families with Jr. High age 4-Hers and older to think about expectations on scholarship applications and the cost of college. It will help you plan community service and leadership activities as well as explain the importance of good grades and test scores.

Donors want good 4-H experiences, but grades, class rank and test scores count a lot. This training will open your eyes to scholarships expectations.

FAIR BAKED GOODS– If you are a 4-Her who likes to cook, show off your talents with entries in the Rockdale Fair Auction baked food division. The classes for the auction baked food division are cakes, pies and cookies. Participants can enter a maximum of one item in each class. 4-Hers planning on entering contest must submit their entry form and fees to the Milam County Extension Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. The cost is $10 per entry.

The entry form and rules are available on the county website and at the Milam County Extension Office. There are two age divisions, junior (ages 8 to 13) and senior (ages 14 to 18). The grand and reser ve champion items will be auctioned during the fair’s auction on Saturday, October 16. You may auction a maximum of one baked food item and one animal entry.

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