‘4-H Celebration’ Saturday at fire hall in Thorndale

The “Celebration” is a time for 4-H families and potential 4-H families to find out more about 4-H. You will see the accomplishments of the Milam County 4-Hers and well as learn about new opportunities. This year the annual 4-H Celebration will be held at the Thorndale Firemen’s Hall. The activity will start at 3 p.m. with the recognition of 4- Hers’ accomplishments, leaders’ guidance and sponsors’ support.

After the recognition program, the 4-H Celebration continues with booths on 4-H projects, activities and games. The 4-H club will open their booths at 4 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m. This would be a great time for 4-Hers and non-4-Hers to learn about the variety of opportunities in the 4-H program.

At 5 p.m. we will have an announcement of the raffle winners as well as the Mr. And Miss 4-H and Prince and Princess 4-H for 2011. Come join us on Oct. 2 to start the week long National 4-H Celebration as well as the Celebration of Milam County 4- H. Also, to find out more about 4-H in Milam County, visit our website at or contact the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697- 7045.

RAFFLE TICKETS—Milam County 4-Hers are selling raffle tickets to raise money for the local 4-H program. The money they raise will be used to help them participate in county, district and state activities throughout the year. The drawing for the raffle will be held during the 4-H Celebration on Oct. 2 in Thorndale.

If you need a ticket, stop by the Milam County Extension Office in Cameron. The 4-H club that sells the most tickets will have their club representatives named Milam County Mr. And Miss 4- H. The representatives from the second highest ticket sales will be named Prince and Princess for the year. Help out Milam County 4-H. Buy raffle tickets by Oct. 2.

CALF SCRAMBLE—San Antonio Livestock Show Calf Scramble deadline is Oct. 1. Entry materials are due in the Extension Office by 1:00 p.m. so materials can be postmarked by Oct. 1.

Parent and Exhibitor Meetings: If you are planning on submitting entry materials for a calf scramble, you must contact the Extension office several weeks prior to the entry deadline.

Extension agents need to review guidelines and entry materials with the parents and exhibitors. Call Jon Gersbach to set up a meeting, 254-697-7045.

MAJOR SHOW BROILER ORDERS—Youth interested in exhibiting broilers at San Antonio, Houston, and Star of Texas major shows will need to order broilers by Oct. 7. Each exhibitor can order up to 75 birds in 25 bird increments. Cost will be $31.25 for each lot of 25 birds.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE— Oct. 2-8 is National 4-H Week. For more than 104 years, the 4-H Program of Texas has been engaging youth in activities that help develop skills for a lifetime. These skills range from communication to community service and from goal setting to leadership. Regardless of the skill learned, the benefits gathered from a young person participating in the 4-H Program is priceless.

The 4-H Program is nationwide youth development program that has more than 6.5 million youth involved in it annually. 4-H is managed jointly by both a professional and volunteer staff. Texas 4-H, the largest 4-H program in the country, has more than 640,000 youth members and more than 23,700 volunteers working together to deliver the more than 95 projects, opportunities and events offered annually through the program.

4-H is unique in that it offers experiences to the most urban young person and youth in rural areas by providing the opportunity to participate in community 4-H clubs, learning experiences in school classrooms, day and overnight camps, and other special interest opportunities. Texas 4-H also serves the sons and daugthers of our military personnel through the 4-H Military Program located throughout the state, primarily on military bases.

Youth members can participate in a variety of projects in the areas like beef, swine, food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, goats, photography, consumer education, rabbits, range management, shooting sports, wildlife and much more. Beyond the excitement of learning something new through a project, youth have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences, travel the world, become involved in their community through service and meet new friends in a safe and comfortable setting. A young person’s experiences in 4-H makes a difference for a lifetime by allowing them to grow and appreciate the importance of being a good citizen, a strong leader, and a person of character.

If you would like to learn more about 4-H, or have a family member wanting to join 4-H, contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service- Milam County Office website at or 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254- 697-7045.

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