Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Dairy Club Completes Service Project to Help Service Members and Veterans Send Holiday Cards to Their Loved Ones
During their November meeting, the Dairy club bundled blank holiday cards with stamps on the envelopes and a special note to a service member thanking them for their service for our country. These cards will be mailed to the Walter Reed Hospital so that service members and/or veterans will have holiday cards that they can send home to their loves ones this holiday season. This is the second year that the dairy club has participated in this community service project.
Just as a reminder, the deadline for senior youth to enter the Virginia Association of Fairs' Youth Scholarship Contest is Friday, December 2nd. That is a FIRM deadline and hard-copy packets (no emails, no faxes) must be received in the Bath County Extension office by that date. Participants also need to work with the contest coordinator to secure hotel rooms. You cannot book directly through the conference hotel.
The VAF annual conference will be held January 6-7, 2017, at The Omni Homestead resort. The youth scholarship contest is open to youth ages 14-19 who have participated in or provided service to a VAF-member fair. The five-segment contest will award scholarships totaling $7,000!
Youth must submit an essay on the assigned topic, a professional resume, and a letter of recommendation by December 2. On contest day, youth will complete an interview, give a PowerPoint presentation, complete a prepared speech on a topic of their choosing related to the fair industry, and compete in extemporaneous speaking.
A complete contest packet is available online at www.vafairs.us. We hope to see a number of Orange County youth compete!
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
New volunteer Lisa DiGiorgio and friend Extension Master Food Volunteer Mutahara Mobashar worked with 15 youth to create handmade greeting cards. Youth were introduced to a die-cutting machine and made various farm animal silhouettes out of card stock. They then arranged the cutouts and made greeting cards or thank you cards for future use.
While not all youth will choose to wait, one possibility exists for these handmade cards to be used to thank buyers and supporters of the 2017 Orange 4-H Auction.
Thank you, Lisa and Mutahara! This was a very popular workshop and registrations had to be closed just one week into the sign-up period.