Drawings for calendar due by Sept. 16th
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

Show off your talents and submit drawings for the 2013-2014 Milam County 4-H Calendar. You can submit drawings illustrating your 4-H projects and the slogan Milam County 4-H: Leaders 4 Tomorrow. You can submit multiple drawings for the contest.

Drawings can be submitted to the Milam County Extension Office from now until Sept. 16. Submit your drawings on plain white paper (8 1/2 x 11). Pencil or colored pictures will be accepted, but remember that most pictures are printed in black and white for the calendar, so make sure your picture will copy. Put your name, age and club on back of drawing.

The calendar/handbook will be published and distributed on Oct. 6 at our Celebration. The first, second and third place drawings will receive money prizes at the Celebration.

ROCKDALE FAIR BAKED FOODS—4-Hers and FFA members planning on entering the Rockdale Fair Auction Baked Foods must submit entries by Sept. 20. Also note that the show will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 12 prior to the Rockdale Fair. Complete rules and entry form are posted on the county website and also available in the Extension Office. Rockdale Fair information is also available on the Rockdale Fair website.

Thoe who can enter include junior youth (third grade ages 8 or 9-13 years of age and senior youth (ages 14-18) by the day of the show (Oct. 12) who are 4-H and/or FFA members. All UIL rules apply (eligible requirement: no pass, no play).

No items requiring refrigeration may be entered in this division. Exhibitors may enter one item in each of the following categories: cakes (not decorated), cookies (6) and pies.

Completed Rockdale Fair Auction Baked Foods Division Entry form must be received by Sept. 20. Entries with fees must be submitted to Rockdale Fair Association and must be mailed to Barbara Walko, c/o Rockdale Fair Association, PO Box 1582, Rockdale, TX 76567. No late entries will be accepted.

Cakes must be from scratch or a cake mix with a minimum of one additional item added. Pie crust can be purchased or homemade. Cookies cannot be purchased cookie dough. Bar type desserts will be considered cookies.

ROCKDALE FAIR—Broiler pick up for the Rockdale Fair is Aug. 28 at the Home Demonstration Building in Rockdale Fair Park. Rabbit validation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Home Demonstration Building in Rockdale Fair Park.

Remember you will enter your animals at validation, so bring the required information with you. Complete rules are posted on our website. This year’s Rockdale Fair will be held Oct. 17-19.

MCJLS—Steer validation for the 2014 Milam County Junior Livestock Show will be 6-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Youth Exposition Building in Cameron.

MCJLS dates are March 27-29 (tenative dates).

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST— The District Contest is done by emailing photos, so our county contest must follow the same format. Photos are emailed to by noon on Sept. 13. Please follow the district guides posted on the county website.

The county contest is open to beginners, junior, intermediate and senior age division. 4-Hers may submit one photo per category. Please review the district contest guidelines for photo labeling and categories, but remember to email county entries to A connection to the district guidelines and scoring information is available on our county website.

Winners from the county contest in the junior, intermediate and senior levels will be sent to the district contest judging. District Photography Entries will be on display from Oct. 3-12 at the Heart O’ Texas Fair Creative Arts/Exhibit Building in Waco.

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