Annual celebration set for October 7
You are invited to come see the accomplishments of the Milam County 4-H program on Sunday, Oct. 7 at our 4-H Celebration. The annual awards program will start at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Yoe High School in Cameron (10th and Fannin).
The 4-H Celebration will recognize the accomplishments of 4-Hers from the past year. Leaders and sponsors will also be acknowledged for their assistance with the Milam County 4-H Program. At the end of the program the 4-H raffle winners will be drawn along with the announcement of the Mr. & Miss and Prince and Princess club winners.
RAFFLE—Each year, Milam County 4-H holds a raffle drawing at the annual 4-H Celebration. The prizes are all donated by 4-H clubs and others, so the money raised will assist 4-Hers and leaders as they participate in county, district and state activities. It provides funding for the county contests and workshops that help train 4-Hers and leaders.
4-H families can get tickets from their club managers or from the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron. We are asking all 4-Hers to sell tickets to assist the county program. The club selling the most tickets will have their representatives named Mr. & Miss 4-H and the second place club will have their representatives named Prince & Princess.
The drawing will be on Sunday, Oct. 7 during the 4-H Celebration event. We need all 4-H families to sell as many as possible to continue providing support to 4-H. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Milam County Extension Office.
FOOD SHOW— Cook your favorite dish and display it at the County 4-H Food Show on Oct. 30 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with judging starting at 6.
You bring a dish that you have prepared at home with a serving utensil. A team of judges ask you questions about your dish and the nutritional value. Entry forms and additional resources are available on the county website, milam. agrilife.org.
MEMBERSHIP—If you want to compete at the Rockdale Fair, major livestock show, food show, photography contest or any other 4-H contest, you must be an active 4-H member. This means that you must complete the 2012-2013 4-H enrollment online. From now through Oct. 31, youth from third grade through 18 years of age can enroll in 4-H for $20. If you wait until Nov. 1, the enrollment fee goes up to $25.
Youth from kindergar ten through second grade along with 4-H leaders can register on 4-H Connect at no charge. The online 4-H enrollment, 4-H Connect, is at https//texas.4honline.com. If you have problems with the 4-H Connect system, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254- 697-7045.
ROCKDALE FAIR DEADLINES— Rockdale Fair baked foods auction entries are due Friday, Sept. 28. Home economic department entries are due during the show, see 4-H newsletter and county website for details.
Pig scramble entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 12. 4-Hers and FFA members from age 5 years and up can complete the entry form to participate. Forms are available on the extension website.