Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday's Stockman's Contest yielded the following results. In the junior division, Blake Hopkins was 8th in Quiz & ID, 8th in judging, and 6th high individual overall. The junior team of Blake Hopkins, Andrew Miller, Stella Bradford and Autumn Rogers placed 5th in Quiz and ID and 4th overall. In the senior division, Robert Nixon was 9th in Quiz and ID and Elizabeth Nixon was 6th in Quiz and ID and 8th overall. The senior team of Robert Nixon, Elizabeth Nixon, John Michael Knight and Garret Chambers placed 5th in Quiz and ID, 2nd in Judging and Questions, and 3rd overall.
Saturday's event was strictly livestock judging, and oral reasons for 8 of our team members. In the advanced division (giving oral reasons), Marlaina Johnson was 6th in sheep and goats. Blake Hopkins placed 6th in cattle, 4th in hogs, 5th in reasons and 5th overall. The advanced junior team of Stella Bradford, Blake Hopkins, Garrett Hopkins and Marlaina Johnson placed 4th in cattle, 5th in swine and 4th overall.
In the junior non-reasons division, Julia Weaber placed 5th in sheep and 1st overall for the 9-13 age group. Her team, which included Gini Bryington, Brice Norford and Natalia Seitzer placed 4th in cattle, 1st in sheep and goats, and 5th overall.
Congratulations to all of the team members who traveled to Blacksburg. Their next contest will be State 4-H Livestock Judging in June.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Delaney received a blue danish ribbon in the senior category for her presentation on the history of the horse. Charlotte received a red danish ribbon in the junior division for her presentation on horse colors.
In hippology, Delaney placed 7th in the exam, 4th in stations, 10th in horse judging, and 5th overall. Competing with Warren county, her team was 1st in exam, 2nd in stations, 1st in team problem, 2nd in judging, and 1st overall.
In horse bowl, Delaney was the 1st place senior individual, and was on the 1st place team.
Charlotte, on a team with Albemarle county, was on the 3rd place team in horse bowl.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Blacksburg that weekend. This is a great opportunity for 4-H teens! Please contact the Extension Office for a brochure and more information.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
On March 5, the lender group rejected the offer and refused requests to produce a counter-offer. Because of the secured creditors’ decision not to accept the offer, SFVA Inc. was forced into bankruptcy. As a result of this action, there will be no further events produced by SFVA Inc., including the Strawberry Hill Races, the State Fair of Virginia and the Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival. Additionally the privately scheduled events at The Meadow Event Park will not be able to take place.
“As chairman of SFVA, I am deeply saddened and disappointed by the lenders’ decision. We worked diligently with multiple parties to present the secured creditors with a reasonable offer to purchase The Meadow, and thus allow the 156-year-old tradition of the State Fair of Virginia to continue. Unfortunately, that offer was rejected. Apparently, the secured creditors have other unknown plans for the property,” said G. William Beale, SFVA Board of Directors Chairman and CEO - Union First Market Bank.
Since 1989, the State Fair of Virginia Scholarship Program has awarded 2,439 scholarships and has dedicated over $1.8 million to youth education. It is SFVA’s understanding that these funds will, under the guidance of a bankruptcy court-appointed trustee, be sent to Virginia Tech’s foundation for administration and distribution. SFVA’s scholarship funds were managed separately from the investment portfolio used as collateral to secure the loan to develop The Meadow Event Park.
“While the outcome of this very difficult situation is extremely disappointing, I am heartened by the support we have received from thousands of well-wishers, Caroline and Hanover County officials, the dedication of our staff, and the partners who have stood by SFVA. We worked hard to create a positive outcome in spite of trying economic times and a uniquely complex situation,” said Curry Roberts, President of SFVA Inc.
The lender group opposed providing severance packages to the remaining 17 SFVA staff members, and as of today, all SFVA staff have been removed from payroll and benefit plans. SFVA Inc. requested the creditors release the rights to the State Fair of Virginia, Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival and Strawberry Hill Races. The fate of these events and the property will be determined by the Chapter 7 process and ultimately up to the court appointed trustee.