MILAM 4-H NEWS
March 3 is the date set for the County Contest Night at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room in Cameron. 4-Hers wanting to compete in District for the following contests will need to enter the March 3 Contest Roundup Presentations, Share the Fun Contests, and Fashion Show. Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. and the contest will start at 6 p.m.
Roundup presentations are short talks about something you learned in a 4-H project. You can have posters, powerpoints and other props to teach the information. Sometimes a science fair project can be worked into an educational presentation for Roundup.
Share-the-Fun contests offer a variety of ways to show off your talents. You can sing, dance, cheer, read poetry and much more. Fashion show participants can buy or construct a garment and model it for the judges. You will be asked questions about why you purchased the outfit along with care and quality questions.
You can also sign-up if you are interested in participating in a judging contest or an invitational contest at state 4-H Roundup. Invitational contests are open to intermediates and seniors that are not qualified in another contest to attend roundup.
Start now preparing for your presentations for the County Contest Night. Details on contest opportunities and entry forms are available at the Milam County Extension Office or on the county website, http://milam.agrilife.org/. You can submit the registration form from the website or call the Extension Office to sign-up.
4-H SLOGAN CONTEST—Do you have an idea for the 2014 - 2015 Milam County 4-H slogan contest? The slogan contest deadline is March 24. You can submit your slogan to the Milam County Extension Office by noon on March 24 or submit it at the March 24 council meeting in Thorndale. Emails to firstname.lastname@example.org are also accepted until noon on March 24. If you email slogan entries, please put “Slogan Contest” on the subject line.
Each year a 4-H slogan contest is conducted in Milam County. The slogan is used on 4-H newsletters, at the annual awards celebration, for the annual calendar handout and lot more. 4-Hers are asked to submit their ideas for the slogan contest by the deadline so they can be considered.
During the March 24th council meeting, council members and leaders will select the winning slogan. The slogan winner will be recognized at the annual 4-H Celebration Event and will receive a check for $15 for the slogan winner.
Last year’s winning slogan was “4-H .... Leaders 4 Tomorrow!” by Connelly Cooper, Gause 4-H.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT—Once a year 4-Hers and leaders take donations and can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Temple and stuffed animals for the Military. 4-H Clubs are collecting items, but anyone in the community is welcome to help with this project. If you have donations, please drop them by the Milam County Extension Office from now until March 11.
4-Hers and leaders will be delivering donations on March 12. We will be meeting at the Ronald McDonald House at 10 a.m. Just let the Extension Office know if you are interested in helping with delivery to the Ronald McDonald House.
The Ronald McDonald House needs a variety of donations. Their Wish List items needed include: individual serving size snack and meal items (no refrigeration required); paper towels, napkins, plates, trash bags, toys, games, etc. We also collect and deliver can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House. They sell the tabs to buy additional items needed in their facility.
“Operation “Huggables” is an on-going project for Milam County 4-H. We collect stuffed animals and then donate them to children of military families who have a parent being deployed overseas. Bring new or gently used stuffed animals and drop them off at the Extension Office.
Susan Dean and Patrick Dean clean and package the stuffed animals for distribution.
If you would like to help with this community service project, drop off donations at the Milam County Extension Office by March 11. Thanks for helping.