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Posted: September 28, 2013 7:28 p.m.

Plenty of events for everyone through 4-H

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As 4-H kicks into high gear there are opportunities upcoming for 4-H’ers of all ages, so join us for an upcoming event.

To learn how to make 4-H part of your family, visit our office on the second floor of the Newton County Administration Building, the floor above the tag office; we’re open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.

Youth invited to 4-H skate party
Youth ages 9-and-up are invited to join Newton 4-H for the kick-off skate party Monday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Romp ‘N Roll Skating Rink, 3174 Salem Road, Conyers.

The cost is $5 per skater, and parents are encouraged to stay. Younger siblings may also skate if a parent stays.

Junior 4-H Conference
Seventh and 8th grade 4-H members are heading to Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Oct. 26 and 27 for Junior 4-H Conference. Register by Oct. 3 for only $62, which includes transportation, recreation, a dance, service projects, lodging and food.

Last push for pop tabs
Aluminum pop tabs will be delivered to Junior 4-H Conference for the annual statewide recycling project for the Ronald McDonald Houses of Georgia.

We estimate that we are nearing our 595-pound record from a few years ago and would really love to be number one in the district and state, so keep delivering your tabs!

Weekend in the Classic City
High school students get a taste of college life at Weekend in the Classic City on Oct. 18-20.

University of Georgia 4-H’ers organized the conference held on campus for only $90 per participant. Only a few spaces remain, so register today.

Holiday Card Contest
Any 4-H’er age 9-and-up may enter the Georgia 4-H Foundation holiday card contest through October 2.
Draw and color your design on a half-sheet of white typing paper (8.5”x5.5”); a universal winter theme is suggested. Download the official entry form at

Community service award
Youth in 5th grade and up may apply for the Spirit of Community award sponsored by Prudential.

In addition to competing for $1,000, a silver medallion and a trip to the Washington D.C., youth may also earn a Presidential Service Award signed by the president. Visit to apply (password: spirit).

After applying, bring a copy of your application to the 4-H office for local judging. The local winners for fifth through eighth grades and high school will be honored by Newton County 4-H, which serves as a local certifying agency.
Newton 4-H had a state finalist two years ago and has honored Presidential Service Award winners the last six years.

Horse Club kicks off
The newest 4-H special interest club for beginning horsemen will hold its first activity Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.
E-mail to be added to the listserv for details about the meeting. The club is led by volunteer leader Tim Cannon.

4-H Night at Col. Cob’s Corn Maze
Mitcham Farms hosts 4-H and FFA members and their family and friends on Oct. 17 at Colonel Cob’s Corn Maze located at 797 Macedonia Church Road in north Oxford from 6-9 p.m. for $8 cash per person.

Upcoming meetings
If you don’t already have a 4-H club, check out one of these upcoming 4-H meetings.

Middle and high school students in public, private and home school meet on the second Tuesday each month from 6-7:15 p.m. at the administration building. Enter the employee entrance on Elm Street (across from the parking deck) Oct. 14.

Home school students age 9-and-up and private or public school students age 9 through 5th grade are invited to meet on the second Friday each month at 3:30 p.m.

As always, check our website at for the latest newsletters.

Terri Kimble Fullerton is the Newton County 4-H Agent through UGA Cooperative Extension. She can be reached at

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