Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ATTENTION:  The poinsettias are ready for pick-up NOW!  
Come to see us now! 
We finished sorting earlier than we expected so it's no need to wait until 4! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 30 is an IMPORTANT DATE!

November 30!!!!!!  Very Important Date!!
That's tomorrow (Wednesday)!

Two important notes!

1.  Poinsettia pick-ups will be Wednesday, November 30 
from 4 to 6:30 pm 
OR Thursday, December 1, 8am to 5 pm.

2.  Your 4-H Pride T-shirt orders are due Wednesday, November 30!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


We know everyone is so busy with preparations for Thanksgiving!
So a quick reminder!

Don't miss out on this great deal and huge opportunity to grab stocking stuffers for your 4-H elves!

Orange County 4-H T-Shirt orders are due November 30!
That's next week!

Happy Thanksgiving from your staff at the Orange Extension!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from the Orange Extension Office!
We will close on Wednesday at noon and will reopen on Monday, November 28.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Poinsettia Reminder!!!!

Poinsettia orders are due this Thursday, November 17.
Start your holiday decorating early!  We can help!
Support your local 4-H!

Reminder to all Livestock Cloverbuds!

We are looking for you to join us tonight at our meeting!

Tonight at 6:30 at the Extension Office Meeting Room!

Bring an item to be donated to the Animal Shelter!

We will see you there!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Available spots for Friday's painting party!!!!

Painting party Friday night!

We are looking for a few artists!  
So please call the office to reserve your spot!


Reminder!  IT's tonight!

We are meeting Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 pm
at the East Orange Ruritan Building in Unionville.

Ms. Erin and Ms. Lindsey are excited to see you Tuesday night!

Livestock Cloverbuds to meet Tuesday, November 15

Calling all Livestock Cloverbuds!

Our next meeting will be tomorrow night, 
Tuesday, November 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
at the Extension Office Meeting Room!

Our focus will be Thanksgiving and being thankful.
Please bring items we can donate to the Animal Shelter, such as, dry or canned cat or dog food/treats, kitty litter,
old sheets or towels.

We are so excited!  See you there!

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.


Don't Forget! VAF Scholarship Contest Deadline Approaching!

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 We hope to see a number of Orange County youth compete!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Home Ec Club Meeting Reminder


Thursday, November 10 at 6:30

at the

Orange Extension Office

We will be whipping up some special pumpkin recipes!

Be sure to join us and please don't allow a friend to miss out!

Bring a friend with you!

Caprine Kids (formerly Goat Club): CHANGE IN MEETING!!

New Meeting Dates & Venues for the next two months!

Caprine Kids (formerly, Orange 4-H Goat Club) will not have a regular meeting tonight!

Instead, we will meet at Resi Connell's (Club Leader) farm for a pizza meeting and building workshop on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 at 12:30.
Folks will be bringing materials and building a goat milking/handling stand, a hayrack or another project of their choosing.  Members of other clubs with goats and sheep are welcome to join us for the building project!

In December, our regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesday evening meeting will be a joint meeting with the Madison Goat Club at the Madison Extension Office.  We will be learning to make goat milk soap and celebrating the upcoming holiday season!

If you would like to join us for either one of these meetings and need more information, please contact Resi Connell at 540-226-9316 or by email:

Order your new 4-H T-shirt today!

Lots of different colors!
Orders are due by November 30.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Busy Friday, November 18th? Join us to paint a beautiful winter scene and help raise funds for the 4-H Home Ec Club's community service projects. These painting parties have been fun, but also skill-building. You do not need previous experience and our instructor Betsy is great, you'll be very proud of your masterpiece. Call 672-1361. Pre-payment is required. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Livestock Club Embraces New Meeting Schedule and Hosts Card Making Workshop

The Livestock Club is trying some new meeting formats this year, so for the month of November, the monthly business meeting is being replaced by hands-on workshops. Four are being offered, and the first one was held last night.

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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Home Ec Club Recruiting Members for New Year; Meetings Start November 10

Do you enjoy do-it-yourself projects and showing your creativity? Are cooking, baking, crafting, and upcycling from old to new all interests of yours? 

The 4-H Home Ec Club is reorganizing for the 2017 4-H year, and the first meeting will be Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the public meeting room behind the Extension office and library. All youth ages 9-18 are welcome! 

Please call 672-1361 with any questions! Hope to see you November 10th! Feel free to share this with any interested friends. 

4-H Achievement Night: New Schedule, New Venue!

Recently we posted a survey asking for your thoughts on 4-H Achievement Night. In response to that, we're planning a new and different celebration Monday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. at The Pavilion on Lakeland Farm.

Please join us for heavy hors d'ouerves, dessert, awards, and a slide show. 

We need assistance with set-up and clean-up, so please contact the Extension office to volunteer. 

If you have photos from the 2016 4-H year to include in the slideshow, please email those to