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MILAM 4-H NEWS

Record book winners advance to district
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

Thirty-two 4-H record books were judged on June 20. Record books are a summary of all the 4-Hers experiences. The winners in the junior, intermediate and senior division will go on to District record book judging in July. Congratulations to the 4-Hers and thanks to the volunteers who judged the record books. Here are the results.

Beginners

Poultry—1. James Jester, 2. Taylor Jester, 3. Jude Penick.

Rabbit—1. Ryan Luckey, 2. Connor Barton.

Sheep—1. Jack Luckey.

Juniors

Citizenship and Civic Education—1. Jacob Pedroza.

Consumer Education—1. Katelyn Trowbridge.

Poultry—1. Jason Penick, 2. Jimmy Penick.

Rabbit—1. Colby Barton.

Science, Engineering and Technology— 1. Gabriel Ramthun.

Sheep—1. Sydney Vaculin.

Shooting Sports—1. Kevin Junek.

Intermediates

Consumer Education—1. Kendall Lee.

Goat—1. Cameron Cooper.

Leadership—1. Chandler Barton.

Rabbit—1. Julia Harwell, 2. Jake Penick.

Shooting Sports—1. Patrick Dean.

Wildlife and Fisheries—1. Jacob Barron.

Seniors

Beef—1. Connelly Cooper, 2. Colton Coufal.

Citizenship and Civic Education—1. Danielle Pedroza.

Leadership—1. Hailee Fisher, 2. Savannah Garcia.

Natural Resources—1. Devin Fisher.

Photography—1. Emily McCoy.

Plant and Soil Science—1. Collin Kostroun, 2. Karl Woelfel.

Rabbit—1. Alan Harwell.

Shooting Sports—William Dean.

JULY ACTIVITIES—If you want to be a teen leader at one or more of these workshops, email ce-walker@tamu.edu. We need help and it is good leadership experience.

Clothing Workshop: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 2 at the Extension Office. Cost is $5 per person. We will make simple baby blankets and marble painting fabric during the workshop. Even if you cannot sew, the projects are simple and everyone can help. We will have pizza for lunch and have lots of fun. The blankets will be a community service project and the marble painting will be something for you to take home. Please let us know by July 1 if you are going to participate so we can make sure we have enough supplies.

Food and Consumer Tour: From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 9 in Georgetown. Cost is $7 per person. The tour will start at The Monument Cafe and Farmers Market in Georgetown at 10 a.m. We will meet in the Farmers Market area. The program will be a talk about The Monument Cafe, its farmers market and gardens, a program on Kosher Foods by a special speaker, plus information on the food and nutrition project opportunities. We will have lunch at the cafe. They will be doing a buffet for us and the cost per 4-Her and parent will be $7.

After lunch we will go to several stores and do consumer comparison of products. We are planning to have speakers from the stores talk with us about product comparisons. This will be fun even if you don’t participate in the consumer contests. Call the office or come by to sign up. You can also email me. You can pay your $7 registration at the start of the tour, but I do need a count by noon July 8.

CITIZENSHIP DAY—The date for the fourth annual Farm Bureau Citizenship Day is Wednesday, July 10.

This year we are going to the Bryan-College Station area where we will spend time at the George Bush Presidential Library, tour the Texas A & M Fire School and drive through Disaster City. Milam County Farm Bureau will treat us to lunch and we are working on another stop in the area to complete our day. The bus will pick up at the Thorndale ISD parking lot at 8 a.m. and another pick up will be at the Milano Livestock Exchange parking lot at 9 a.m. The bus will return back to Milano around 4:30 p.m. and Thorndale 5 p.m.

The tour is open to the youth of Milam County (4-H and FFA members, plus other community and school groups) parents are welcome to accompany youth. Call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Milam County office (254-697- 7045) or Durwood Tucker (512- 898-2727) to reserve your spot on the bus. (Space is limited.)

Cost is $5 per person. Please call by July 8, so meal plans can be made. Thank you to Durwood Tucker and Milam County Farm Bureau for coordinating and sponsoring this unique and enjoyable leadership opportunity for the youth of Milam County.

GIVEAWAY RESULTS— Thanks to all of the 4-H families and supporters for making the annual 4-H Giveaway a success. The money raised will assist 4-Hers with entry fees as well as assisting with contest, training and workshop expenses.

Here are the winners in the 4-H Giveaway:

$500 Visa Gift Card (donated by 4-H Clubs)—Tammy Patin.

$300 Visa Gift Card (donated by 4-H Clubs)—Chris Key.

$250 Visa Gift Card (donated by 4-H Clubs)—Kayla Patin.

$200 Visa Gift Card (donated by Cheryl and James Walker)—Can Veit.

$100 Visa Gift Card (donated by 4-H Clubs)—Lisa Supak.

Horseshoe Cross (donated by Tiny and Susan Dean)—Alayna Betchan.

Metal Block Texas A&M Sign (donated by Lone Star Iron and Trading Co.-Jon Gersbach)—Gary Wooldridge.

ROCKDALE FAIR—Rockdale Fair turkey pick up will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the New Salem Building at Rockdale Fair Park. This is a change from the published rules.

Remember to bring a box to carry your turkeys home. Also entry forms must be completed at time of pick-up. Exhibitor and a parent or guardian must sign the forms to make them valid.

Rockdale Fair tag-ins for lambs, swine and goats will be held from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at Fair Park.

Entry forms must be completed at time of tag-in. Exhibitor and a parent or guardian must sign the forms to make them valid.


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