MILAM 4-H NEWS
The Milam County 4-H Celebration is our county kick-off of National 4-H Week that runs Oct. 6-12. Come join us on Sunday, Oct. 6 for a short review of the achievements of the Milam County 4-H Program. 4-Hers, leaders and sponsors will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments for the past year. During the program you will see photos of 4-Hers in action throughout the year.
The Celebration will be conducted at the Yoe High School Performing Arts Center (at Fannin and 10th Street in Cameron). The event will start with refreshments from 2-2:30 p.m. and the awards presentation will start at 2:45 p.m. and close about 4 p.m.
Come see what Milam County 4-H is doing to build teamwork, communication, community service, responsibility and much more in the citizens of tomorrow. The Celebration is open 4-Her families and also the public.
ONE DAY 4-H—On Saturday, Oct. 12, Texas 4-H is sponsoring a One Day 4-H to promote community service projects across the State. Milam County is doing their part by hosting a drive to collect soldier care package items and stuffed animals for military kids.
You can help by bring your donations to the following locations on Oct. 12:
• Brookshire Brothers in Cameron, 9 a.m. to noon.
• Walmart in Rockdale, 9 a.m. to noon.
The One Day 4-H is only the start to this project. For a number of years, Milam County 4-H has coordinated “Operation Huggables” where 4-Hers and others have donated thousands of stuffed animals to children of military families who have a parent being deployed overseas. This past year we added the new community service project to send soldier care packages.
4-H family want the community to remember the needs of our military and help meet the needs of soldiers and their children. If you are unable to drop off items on Oct. 12, you can drop off any business day at the Milam County Extension Office (100 E. 1st Street in Cameron). A listing of soldier care package items is available on the county website http://milam.agrilife.org/ or at Extension office.
STATE PHOTO CONTEST— The Texas State Preservation Board in partnership with the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program are pleased to present an annual photography contest for members of the Texas 4-H and FFA Programs. This photography contest allows 4-H and FFA members to showcase Texas Agriculture through photos.
A select number of the photographs will be displayed in the Texas State Capitol Agriculture Museum starting in January 2014. Selected photographs will feature a place card with the photographer’s name, city, and age. Photos will remain on display for one year in the Agriculture Museum. The deadline for entering the contest on-line is Oct. 15 and will be done through the Texas 4-H website - texas4-h.tamu.edu. For more information and rules & guidelines, go to the Texas 4-H photography website.
ENROLLMENT—The new 4-H year started Aug. 15 with 4-H Connect opening for new and renewed enrollments of youth and adult leaders. The cost will be $20 for 3rd graders through 18 years of age. Clover Kids (kindergarten through second grade) and leaders are free.
On the county website you will find helpful guidelines to help you re-enroll and update your family profile as well as help new 4-H families enroll. You can also contact the Milam County Extension Office for assistance.
The 4-H Connect for online 4-H enrollment is located at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/. Sign- Up for 4-H. It is a fun, family experience.