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High points at district consumer contest

MILAM 4-H NEWS
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent


Participating in the district consumer judging contest were (front row, l-r) Colby Green, Colton Barbo, J.W. Hollas, Hunter Hux, (second row) Gabriel Ramthun, Ryan Luckey, (third row) Heath Hollas, Abbigail Miller, Presley Berry, (back row) Julianna Byrd, Julia Harwell, Alexis Magre, Hannah Hux. Participating in the district consumer judging contest were (front row, l-r) Colby Green, Colton Barbo, J.W. Hollas, Hunter Hux, (second row) Gabriel Ramthun, Ryan Luckey, (third row) Heath Hollas, Abbigail Miller, Presley Berry, (back row) Julianna Byrd, Julia Harwell, Alexis Magre, Hannah Hux. Thir teen Milam Count y 4-Hers competed at the District 4- H Consumer Decision Making Contest in Waco on March 1. In two of the three divisions, Milam County 4-Hers received the high point individual honors.

In the Junior Division, J.W. Hollas received a perfect score of 300 with his first place High Point Individual Award. Others in the division ranked as follows: Gabriel Ramthun, second; Hunter Hux, fourth; Colton Barbo, seventh; Colby Green, 14th; Ryan Luckey, 26th. The junior team of Hollas, Hux, Barbo and Green placed first.

In the Intermediate Division, Abbigail Miller received the fourthplace High Point Individual Award. Presley Berry placed 14th and Heath Hollas placed 23rd. The intermediate team of Miller, Berry and Hollas placed fifth.

In the Senior Division, Hannah Hux received the first place High Point Individual Award. Others in the division ranked as follows: Julia Harwell, sixth; Alexis Magre, 12th; Julianna Byrd, 17th. The senior team of Hux, Harwell, Magre and Byrd placed third in the district contest. They will be one of the teams representing District 8 4-H at the State 4-H Roundup in June in College Station.

Congratulations to all of the 4-Hers on a great showing of consumer skills.

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 Of fice by noon on March 24 or submit it at the March 24 council meet- ing in Thorndale. Emails to ce-walker@tamu.edu 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.

COMMUNIT Y 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. 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 militar y 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.


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