Virtual Show & Sponsorship

Support our hard working youth with animal projects in the 4-H Virtual Show & Sponsorship Drive being held in lieu of the county fair.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pillars of Character, Award Nominations

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Please take a moment of thought and time to nominate those deserving 4-H'ers for one of the Pillars of Character Awards that will be presented at 4-H Achievement Night.

For those of you unfamiliar with the 6 Pillars of Character and the 4-H Character Counts! curriculum that it stems from; below is a short excerpt from the VA 4-H website:
Character Counts! is a framework centered on basic values called the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The curriculum is designed to give kids a framework for ethical living.

Please nominate those deserving youth for one of the six pillars by completing the nomination form through the below link!

Nominations are due by September 1.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Farewell Post to Bailey Colvin, Summer Intern 2018

It's hard to believe the summer has passed so quickly. Today is the last day in the office for our summer intern, Bailey Colvin, and we are grateful for her contributions this summer!

Bailey is hard working, kind, and willing to learn. We wish her well as she returns to her senior year at James Madison University!

Bailey and Cloverbud Campers after their construction rodeo, learning about basic tasks for builders

Bailey loading wool bags during the Central VA Wool Pool

Bailey teaching Kids' Yoga 

Bailey checking the heart and respiration rates of a heifer during YQCA training

Bit N Bridle Club Represents Virginia at Southern Regionals in Perry, GA

The Bit N' Bridle Club had a successful trip to the 2018 Southern Regional 4-H Horse and Pony Championships in Perry, GA, last week.  The Hippology team of Charlotte Manvell, Emily Wright, Cora Hoemann and Sydney Carver, joining from Fluvanna County. finished overall in 6th place.  Emily placed first in the Horse Judging section.  Charlotte placed second in exam and stations and second overall. Sydney placed fifth in the Horse Judging section of the test.

The Team of Charlotte Manvell and Cora Hoemann placed first in Team Presentation with their information about mounted police forces. 

Club members report having had a wonderful time at the contest and appreciated the honor to represent Virginia 4-H and Orange County 4-H. 

Submitted by Mary Lee Manvell

Parade of States

Group Photo by the Sign 

Smokin' the Competition :) 

First place, Team Presentation