If you missed the 4-H Achievement Night celebration last night, please head over to our Facebook page to see award winners. Stay tuned here for additional postings of winners. We are so proud of our Orange 4-H members and volunteers, and we appreciate all the time and energy you invest in Orange 4-H.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Farm Credit has issued a challenge to Orange 4-H clubs. The club that collects the most new, unwrapped toys and brings them to Farm Credit by December 14th will win a pizza party! The toys will then be donated to Orange’s Children’s Toy Box holiday program. Please consider this worthy and fun Christmas challenge!
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Virginia Sheep Producers Association will be hosting their annual Fall Bred Ewe and Doe Sale on Saturday, December 3, at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, VA. Sale begins at 1 pm. Specific details, including on-line catalog with photos can be found at http://www.vasheepproducers.com/. This is a great opportunity for 4-H families to purchase superior quality breeding stock. A great way for youth to get into the breeding project and enhance their project educational experience. The Virginia Junior Sheep Producers Association members are planning a youth targeted educational event. Any youth in attendance who registers for the credit purchase drawing, will have an opportunity to receive one of (three) $100 credits toward the purchase of any lot in the sale.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Hoof Mates 4-H Horse Club is moving to a new night! Please join them on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room of the Sedwick Building. For additional information, contact Jody at shohntr @ yahoo.com.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Elizabeth is the daughter of Tom and Kim Nixon of Rapidan, where the family owns and operates Glenmary Farm, LLC.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
We’re making a slide show again this year. Look through your photos and send us your best shots of 4-H activities for the 2011 year. E-mail to Kaci or drop by the Extension Office on a CD or jump drive. We want to include as many people and events as possible!
Nomination forms for the Harry T. Peters, Jr. Award have been posted to the website in the Achievement Night folder in the Document Library. Please consider nominating a senior-age 4-H member who has provided outstanding service. Additionally, 2011 high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the county 4-H scholarship in the amount of $500. Harry T. Peters nominations are due November 18; scholarship applications are due November 21st.
Remember, Achievement Night will be held Tuesday, November 29, at 7 p.m. in the OCHS Auditorium. All 4-H families are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tomorrow’s 4-H Officer Training from 9:30-12:00 has been moved 100 feet (literally!) to the Wetsel Middle School Cafeteria instead of the Madison High School Cafeteria. The two schools are practically joined, and they share a parking lot, so this will not be a big change. There was another school activity scheduled over us. See you tomorrow, club officers and interested parties!!!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Orange Fair Board is requesting 4-H’s help to prepare their new grounds. If you’re available, please join them this Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. at the new fairgrounds. Please wear old clothes and you may wish to bring gloves; help is needed to pick up sticks to prepare for grass seed.
The new fairgrounds are located on Old Gordonsville Road. From the town of Orange, take Rt. 15 South and turn left on Old Gordonsville Road (next to Real Food and across from the new hotel). Proceed approximately two miles and the new grounds will be on your right.
Questions? Please call Maxine Henry, 672-3676.
Anyone with an interest in wildlife and natural resources is invited to attend the 4-H Natural Resources Weekend January 28-29, 2012, at Holiday Lake 4-H Center in Appomattox. For a complete brochure and registration form, visit the 4-H website. Cost is $50 per person and includes workshops, lodging, and meals.