Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Horse Project Declaration Forms Due Friday

All members with horse projects need to submit an official horse project declaration form to the Extension Office by this Friday at close of business. The deadline is May 1, which falls on Saturday. Also, members are responsible for entering the required information online. See previous e-mails from Celeste Crisman, state equine leader, for more information.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Host Families Needed for Two More Delegates

Two more international exchangees need host families. A young lady from Finland will be arriving at the end of June and will need two host families of three weeks each. A German boy is arriving in mid-September for three months, and he will need three or four host families. If you are available to open your home to these delegates, we would love to hear from you! Orange County has so much to share; think of all the fun you can have.

4-H Camp Teen Counselor Lock-in this Weekend

4-H Camp counselors are reminded of the teen training lock-in this Friday and Saturday. Please contact the Extension Office if you need directions or a list of things to bring. We have some fun activities planned to help you become a better counselor. See you there!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Orange County Fair Poster Art Contest-Deadline Nears

The 2010 Orange County Fair will be held on the grounds of historic Montpelier July 22-25, 2010. This year The Fair Association will sponsor their Annual Art Contest with the theme “Harvesting Memories”. The winner will receive $100.00, have his or her artwork displayed on the fair catalog covers and the fair posters, and have the artwork auctioned at the fair on Saturday evening. For more information visit the Orange County Fair website at www.orangecountyfairva.com. The deadline is Friday, April 16th.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Consider Hosting a 4-H'er from Japan!

Several Japanese 4-H youth are still looking for homes in Virginia this summer as part of the 4-H LABO Exchange program. Won't you consider opening your home to these visitors? It's a chance to make a life-long friend.

Some examples of youth who are coming to Virginia include: A 13 year old female who likes painting, tennis, camping, cooking, and drawing, and who wants to serve her host family in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Another girl is 14, likes shopping, tennis, cooking, and playing the piano. While in the U.S. she wants to take care of animals and play sports. A 12 year old boy likes eating, playing video games, and wants to see the Atlantic Ocean.

These are just a few examples; think of the fun your family could have this summer! Contact the Extension Office for more info about hosting. Host families need to have at least one child within two years of age of the visiting child. Host dates are July 22-August 18.

4-H Camp Packets in the Mail!

4-H Camp packets were mailed yesterday, so get ready to choose your classes, mention roommates you would like to stay with, and fill out the Health History paperwork. New this year: we have 4-H hoodies for sale!!! Be comfortable on those cool June summer nights with a neat 4-H camp sweatshirt. Plus, you can use it throughout the year when a camp T-shirt just won't do.

Once you receive your packets, get things filled out and returned to the Extension Office. Classes are filled first come, first served. Your previous order of registration does not matter.

Ramey Wins Full Scholarship for Tuition

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Hoof Mates member Ashleigh Ramey, who was recently awarded a full tuition scholarship to Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA. Ashleigh plans to pursue degrees related to her top interests: horses and photography. Congratulations, we're proud of you!

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Clarke County 4-H Leaders’ Association would like to invite all Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland 4-H and FFA members to participate in their First Annual Summer Market Lamb and Goat Show to be held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 West Main Street in Berryville, VA.

Please contact Kaci at 540-672-1361 or kaci@vt.edu for the Rules and Regulations, Entry Form, and Health Form. Entries are due by June 15th.