County food show, food challenge set Tuesday
Member of all ages can enter the County 4-H Food Show set for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m and judging will follow at 6. At the end of the activity we will have a food challenge, food tasting and awards.
Cook your favorite dish and display it at the County Food Show. You bring a dish that you have prepared at home with a serving utensil. A team of judges asks you questions. Entry forms, Food Show information, questions and resources are on the website http://milam- co.tamu.edu/ - under 4-H activities and at the Extension Office.
Submit your entry form and recipe to the Extension Office by Friday, Oct. 21 so we can copy the recipe and list your name in the program. At the Food Show we will assemble the program. This will allow anyone that missed the deadline to bring 50 copies of their recipe to the Food Show on Oct. 25, to be added to the program.
CONSUMER PRACTICE— Team members learn to rank products according to the needs and wants expressed in a story explaining the use of the products. Practice sessions prepare the 4-Hers for the contests and all interested 4-Hers and parents are welcome to join the project group.
During October and November practice sessions, 4-Hers will have the opportunity to sign-up for an Antonio Livestock Show Consumer Contest set for Feb. 18 and District 4-H Contest set for March 3.
The Consumer Project is a great opportunity for 4-Hers to learn the importance of financial decisions. During project sessions, 4-Hers practice comparing products for different situations based on price, quality, needs and wants. Email Cheryl Walker at email@example.com to get on the email list for future practice sessions. Gail Hollas is one of the project leaders.
HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE—The Holiday Gift Idea Exchange is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. The public is invited to attend and see great craft, decorating and food ideas for the holidays.
4-Hers can demonstrate craft and decorating ideas or make holiday recipes for the refreshments. When you sign-up to present at the event, you will demonstrate your idea and also provide a sample for a door prize. Your ideas can be for any of the holidays.
This is a great opportunity for you to share ideas with others and learn new ideas. If you have an idea to share, you need to submit directions (step-by-step) and patterns or recipes to Milam County Extension Office by Nov. 18. There is a limit of two items per person. This is a great way for younger 4-Hers to have a fun public speaking experience.
If you have questions, call the Extension Office.
CALF SCR AMBLE WINNER— Connelly Cooper of the Gause 4-H Club caught a calf at the Heart O’ Texas Fair last week. For his catch, he received a certificate to assist in purchasing a heifer. Connelly will be required to keep records on his animal and bring it back to next year’s show. Congratulations on a great catch.
HOLIDAY CLASSIC—If you are a novice exhibitor of cattle, sheep, swine or goats, you and your parents need to attend the free showmanship and prospect show called Holiday Classic on Nov. 12 and 13 at the Bell County Expo in Belton. The Holiday Classic is an annual two-day livestock clinic and prospect show. Livestock can begin arriving at 9 a.m. Saturday and need to be in place by noon.
Special clinics will begin at 1:30 and conclude around 4:30. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The clinic is held Saturday afternoon and concludes with a free meal following the clinics. On Sunday, each specie will hold a Prospect Show, beginning at 9 a.m. You may attend the clinics without an animal, but you must attend the clinic on Saturday to enter your animal in the Prospect Show on Sunday.
To offset the expense of providing a two-day clinic and prospect show, we are accepting sponsorships. Your name will be listed in the program and announced throughout the event as a sponsor. We are also selling raffle tickets for chances to win a set of portable Paul livestock scales, and other show items. Tickets will be one for $1 and six for $5.