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 www.georgia4hfoundation.org/card/default.htm.
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 www.prudential.com/spirit 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 email@example.com 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.
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 www.ugaextension.com/newton for the latest newsletters.
Terri Kimble Fullerton is the Newton County 4-H Agent through UGA Cooperative Extension. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.