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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Project Interact (Action Demonstration) Contest Scheduled

Project Interact scheduled for Saturday, June 9

4-H members (both Explorers and regular 4-Hers) are encouraged to take part in Project Interact! Project Interact is a fantastic way to complete a 4-H project.

The contest will be Saturday, June 9 at Orscheln’s in Tell City.

To participate contestants need to register by noon Friday, June 8 by contacting the Extension office. Contestants need to arrive at 12:45 p.m. and the contest will begin at 1:00 p.m. Contestants need to bring their own materials, including a table if one is needed. They will be set up outside the store and will need to engage people as they walk by. Tell them you are wanting to teach them about your 4-H project. More information is available in the handbook starting on page 27. There will be a judge who will stop by and visit.

Explorers are encouraged to participate but will not be judged.

Members can select any 4-H project to do for Project Interact. Members who participate may be selected to go to state (but only state fair projects are allowed to be demonstrated at state.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sign up for 4-H Camp!

Have you signed up for 4-H Camp yet? camp is offered to those in grades 3-6th. Also...7th and 8th graders can also attend! They will pay the same fee as other campers, but they will get to assist the Counselors and Camp Directors. This prov...ides them leadership opportunities!!!!

4-H Camp Applications are due in the Extension office with payment of $50 by May 25. They can be downloaded at this website: http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/perry/Pages/4-HCamp.aspx

Friday, April 27, 2012

May 1 is next week!

4-H members: Remember you have until May 1 to add a 4-H project! Contact the Extension office if you want to add a project!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Food Show preregistration due

Dear Perry County 4-H Families...this is a reminder that the pre-registration for the Food Show is due THIS FRIDAY!

The pre-registration form and rules are available by following this link: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/perry/Pages/FoodShow.aspx  . Also remember to sign up for the workshops going on at the same time!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Are you ready to Share the Fun?

Perry County 4-H Share the Fun is scheduled for Friday, April 27 at Oakwood Health Campus. It begins at 6:00 p.m. Members, would you or your club like to participate? Preregistration is due to the Extension office by 4:00 p.m. April 25. More information can be found at our Share the Fun website: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/perry/Pages/SharetheFun.aspx . We hope you all can come and Share the Fun!!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Food Show and Workshop Day are coming your way!

The 4-H Council and 4-H Jr. Leaders have “cooked” up a new event! It’s the 4-H Food show!

All Perry County 4-H members (kindergarten through 12th) are invited to participate!

More information is on the Food Show website. Check it out! http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/perry/Pages/FoodShow.aspx

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Break is a Great Time to Work on 4-H Projects!

Is everyone enjoying Spring Break? Remember, this is a great time to begin working on your 4-H projects that you want to exhibit at fair. The 4-H handbooks are online and your leaders should have your 4-H manuals. Remember to read your handbook to know what is required. Enjoy your week out of school!

Monday, February 27, 2012

The New Handbooks are Here!

4-H Families, the new Perry County 4-H Handbooks are here! Do you want to start working on the project you want to exhibit or complete? Then the handbook has complete details!

You can either receive a hard copy by contacting your club leader or you may download a copy by going to this website: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/perry/Pages/handbook.aspx .

Check out the new business project! There are many fun opportunities with Perry County 4-H, including getting your project prepared! Have fun!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Quick note for Jr. Leaders

Tonight’s 4-H Jr. Leader meeting begins at 6:00 p.m., the approximate time a winter storm might be moving in. The meeting is still on but I would advise the following:

If the roads are already slick and hazardous do not risk your life by coming to the meeting. Or if you fear the roads will become slick, again…don’t risk your life.

If it is safe to come to the meeting, I just wanted to let you know we will keep an eye on the roads. If they look to be slick members can leave early. Parents, PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PICK YOUR CHILDREN EARLY. For Jr. Leaders who drive themselves, they must advise their parents BEFORE you leave the meeting if we dismiss early. This is just so parents will know how soon to expect you home.

Since we do not know exactly what will happen weather-wise tonight, I just want everyone to be safe. While the meeting is scheduled to end at 8:00 p.m., we might have to end early so families can return home before the roads get hazardous. PLEASE BE PREPARED.

Feel free to call the restaurant and ask for me (with the 4-H group) if you have any questions. I do have a cell but sometimes I don’t have a signal in Fiesta Grande.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Think Summer Fun in the Sun!

Perry County 4-H Families, There might be snow in the forecast for this weekend, but I’m thinking summer fun in the sun! That’s right…4-H Camp will be here before you know it!

4-H members in 9th-12th, this is just a reminder that 4-H Camp Counselor applications are due IN THE EXTENSION OFFICE by next Friday, February 17. All eligible members should have received a postcard in the mail. You may download an application by going to the 4-H Camp website: http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/perry/Pages/4-HCamp.aspx. The application lists the dates for planning meetings. Also, remember counselors that the 4-H Council pays for you to attend 4-H Camp if you are a counselor (since you will be working!)

For members who are in grades 3rd-8th, you may attend 4-H camp! The same website has an application. Postcards will soon be going out to families to let them know that we are accepting 4-H camp applications. The cost is only $50 per camper! That is because there were contributions made to the 4-H Council specifically to make 4-H camp more affordable!

As always, if you can’t print an application please contact our office and we would be happy to snail mail you one.

Don’t wait! Go ahead and book your spot now!