Milam County comes up big with donations for Bastrop
Milam County 4-H would like to thank everyone who assisted with the donations for firemen and fire victims. Over the last few months the following items were collected in Milam County: 106 cases of water, 54 cases of Gatorade, 340 packages snacks, 10 lip balm, 336 other items (sets of toothpaste/toothbrushes, pair new socks, new toys, packages of diapers and wipes, shoes, bags of clothes, plastic tubs of clothing, plastic tubs of bedding, bags of toiletries) and $ 1, 400 in cash donations.
Six pick-up loads and two trailer loads were distributed to the Bastrop area fire victims. The last pick-up load of water, snacks and other items along with the money was distributed to the eight local volunteer fire departments.
On Oct. 25, the 4-H council representatives presented checks for $175 to each fire department. Milam County really stepped up to meet the needs of firemen and fire victims. Thanks to everyone for their generous donations.
FOOD SHOW WIN- NERS—Congratulations to the following 4-Hers for exhibiting some great tasting recipes at the County Food Show on Oct. 25. Everyone received blue ribbons for their entries. Participants include:
Beginners— Camryn Green, James Jester and Taylor Jester.
Juniors—Colby Green, Kassidy Hundle and Gabriel Ramthun.
Natasha will advance to the District Food Show competition on December 8 in Belton. 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. 12-13 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. Specie Clinics will begin at 1:30 p.m. and conclude around 4:30. Dinner will be served at 6.
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 9am. 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 prov idingatwodayclinicand 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 $1 each or six for $5.
DEADLINES—Fort Worth Stock Show entry deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 to the county extension office. A ll 4-Hers exhibiting at Fort Worth must have their entries completed and turned in to the extension office by this date. Remember, Fort Worth has a different deadline posted online, but all entries must come f rom t he count y extension agent, and we require this period of time to process and enter information online.
San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston and Star of Texas (Austin) entry deadline is 5 p.m., Nov. 16 to the county extension office. All 4-Hers exhibiting at Fort Worth must have their entries completed and turned in to the extension office by this date.