McCoy sings way to state roundup contest

Two Milam County 4-Hers competed at the District 8 4-H Roundup Contests in Meridian on Saturday. In the junior division, Kassidy Hundle placed second in the Safety and Injury Prevention Educational Presentation. Kassidy is a members of the Cameron 4-H Club.

In the senior division, Emily McCoy placed first in the Share the Fun vocal contest. The first place honor qualifies her for the State 4-H Roundup in Lubbock in June. Emily is a member of the Rockdale 4-H Club.

Congratulations to Kassidy and Emily on a great job.

LEADERSHIP LAB—Attention 4-Hers 13 years of age and up. District 8 4-H Leadership Lab is set for June 27-29 at the State 4-H Center on Lake Brownwood. It is a great way to meet 4-Hers throughout the district as you gain leadership skills. You will have time to learn and time to have fun throughout the activity at the center.

If you are interested in attending lab contact the Milam County Extension Office, 254- 697-7045.

The 4-H Council will reimburse half of the $200 registration fee. To register for District 4-H Leadership Lab, go to 4-H Connect. You need to register by May 31.

During Leadership Lab in June, officers for the District 4- H Council will be elected for the new year. Senior 4-Hers wanting to run for District Council Officer must submit applications by May 31. Applications are available at the Milam County Extension Office or email Cheryl at

TICKET SALES—Families involved with the Milam County 4-H program are selling raffle tickets for the annual fund -raiser. The money raised from the raffle sales will provide funding for 4-H activities in the county as well as provide some assistance for 4-Hers and leaders attending state and national 4-H activities.

Some of the activities the money will support are: county workshops, officer training, foods, consumer, water, beginners and others; county contests; financial assistance for District Leadership Lab delegates, Texas 4-H Congress delegates, State 4-H Roundup Participants; national contest participants and much more.

If you want to help 4-H in Milam County, please buy raffle tickets. Buy your tickets from a 4-Her or at the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron.

COUNTY CAMP—It is time to sign-up for county 4-H camp at the Methodist Conference Center in Palestine. Camp dates are July 6-8. This is a great opportunity to have a fun camping experience with 4-Hers from Milam County as well as 4-Hers from Robertson, Navarro, Limestone, Leon, Johnson, Hill, Freestone and Falls counties.

The camp is designed for 4-Hers ages 8 to 13. Sign-up is on a first come basis by June 1. Older 4-Hers can sign-up to be teen leaders for camp by May 15. Teen 4-Hers will be teaching the sessions with agent and volunteer assistance. You will have a variety of fun activities at camp.

The cost is $110 for 4-Hers and $75 for adults. Applications are available at the Extension Office (100 E. 1st Street in Cameron) and on the website ( in the March newsletter. Don’t miss out on the fun. Sign-up now for the County 4-H Camp experience.

ROCKDALE FAIR STEER TAG-IN—The tag-in for Rockdale Fair steers will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Arledge Feed Lot on Hwy 79 West. The entry fee is $15 per head which will be due at tag-in.

For complete information on entries and the Rockdale Fair Rules, go to the Milam County Extension website http:// or you can contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254-697- 7045.

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