Sunday, June 25, 2017

First Day of Camp Success

We had a great first day of camp! Cool weather, caring teens and adults, and happy campers! 

We did our health checks when we arrived, and then met the summer staffers during opening ceremonies. After pack meetings, we headed to the dining hall for chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and green beans. 

The evening program tonight consisted of swim tests (campers' abilities determine which section of the pool they may swim in) and a game show night, hosted by our four Great Bears: De-Lo, Blueberry, Natalie, and Alison. 

4-H Volunteer Aqua created "Island Man", a camp version of hangman, in which campers had to guess letters of words. For each incorrect answer, a Great Bear donned a Hawaiian shirt, then grass skirt, huge sunglasses, a gold bow tie, a green tiara, etc. It was quite the sight as they spelled out words like leadership, great bears, and experience. 

The campfire was well run by the Great Bears and each pack's Little Bear (a camper chosen this afternoon by his/her peers) was recognized during a vesper. 

We're now ready to rest up for a fun full day tomorrow. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fairground Clean-up Day this Sunday

Calling all Orange 4-H members to lend a hand this Sunday in preparing the fairgrounds for the upcoming fair. This is a big undertaking to prepare the grounds for our July exhibition, but with all hands on deck the job becomes smaller. Please consider coming out and helping.

When: this Sunday, June 11th beginning at 2:00 pm
Where: Fairgrounds (14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange)
Who: all 4-H clubs, youth, and parents who benefit from use of the grounds
What to bring: please wear work/barn clothes, closed-toe shoes, trucks and clean-up minded tools also appreciated, but not necessary

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Reminder: Fair Entries Due FRIDAY - ALL SPECIES, ALL AGES

ALL 4-H members planning to show at the Orange County Fair this year need to submit entries by this Friday, June 9!!! 

Cloverbuds' entries are ONLINE

Youth ages 9-18 use paper entries and must include the entry fee. 

The Extension office is open 8-5. There is a dropbox on the front of the building if you need to bring entries after hours. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday. 

Don't miss out on many members' most favorite event of the year!!! 

Schedule of 4-H Shows at Orange County Fair

In order to help you make summer plans, shown below is a schedule of the 4-H shows at this year's Orange County Fair. We will update later with additions from the Archery Club and Animal Education Club (formerly Crazy Pets), once we have that information.

Wednesday, July 19
5:30  Cloverbud Parade
7:00  Working Goat Show

Thursday, July 20
9:00  All animals must be on grounds
11:00  Exhibitor Meeting
4:30  Cloverbud Parade
6:00  Pretty Animal Contest
7:00  Hog Show

Friday, July 21
1:00  Sheep Show
2:00  Cloverbud Parade
5:00  Meat Goat Show
6:00  Cloverbud Parade
7:00  Beef Show

Saturday, July 22
8:30  Dairy Goat Show
9:00  Archery Tournament
10:00  Bottle Babies Show
12:00  Dairy Cattle Show
2:30  Cloverbud Parade
5:00  4-H Auction Buyers Dinner by ticket only
6:00  4-H Auction

Sunday, July 23
8:00  Fairgrounds Cleanup, required for all exhibitors