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Friday, March 26, 2010

4-H Sew by the Sea

It's now time to register for 'Sew By The Sea' Fashion Revue that will replace 'Spring Into Cotton' this year. 

The event will take place at the Carteret County Extension office, unless the contest outgrows those rooms, and in which case it will be moved to an alternate (larger) location in Morehead City. 

The event will be APRIL 24th and the entry fee is $12, which includes the participant's lunch.  Additional lunches may be ordered for $6 and commemorative t-shirts are available for $10.  

Entry forms are due to the Cartaret County Extension Office (address is on the entry form) by APRIL 9.

Forms and additional information will be posted HERE.  

There are a couple of major changes from Spring Into Cotton.  Items entered do not have to be made of cotton - any material is acceptable. Cloverbuds (youth ages 5 - 8) are welcome to participate and if there is enough participation, we will have a workshop just for them.

Note:  this is also the same weekend as our County 4-H Presentations.  Please contact the Wake County 4-H office if participating in Sew by the Sea will cause you to miss 4-H Presentation Day.  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

NC 4-H Photo Contest is Up and Running - Enter Now!

Calling All Shutterbugs!  

Each year, NC 4-H sponsors a photo contest for 4-Hers.  This exhibit is open to (and only to) all North Carolina 4-H members ages 9-19 as of 1/1/10.

All entries must be postmarked no later than June 8, 2010.

Entry forms and complete rules can be found here: 

All entry photos must have been taken by the 4-Her submitting the entry during the previous year.

Two age divisions:  Junior (ages 9-12) OR Senior (ages 13-19).

Three categories and you can submit a max of  ONE photo in each of the categories.  Categories are:  "4-H in Action," "Nature's Beauty," "4-H Family").  The same image may be entered by the same 4-H in more than one of the categories but two separate photos and two separate entry forms must be submitted if you're going this route.

SEPARATE and COMPLETED entry forms must accompany EACH individual photo entered. If entering in more than one category, then submit a separate form for EACH category entered. DO NOT use just one form for multiple photos, even if the same person is submitting them.

Photos may be in color OR black-and-white. Any size 8x10 inches or smaller will be accepted.

Entry prints may be made from negatives, slides, or digital media. Original image media MUST accompany all prints!

The following rules apply:

  • Digital Media
    Images made from digital media MUST include a print of that image AND a copy of the digital file on a disk, CD or DVD.
  • Negatives
    Images made from a negative MUST include the original negative AND a photographic print from it. Do NOT cut negative strips into single frames and do NOT use paper clips directly on negatives!
  • Slides
    Images made from a slide do not require a print of that slide, but it is easier for judging purposes if a print is provided. The original slide itself, however, MUST be submitted.
  • Please do not submit photos in a frame.  Loose photos are preferred.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Retreat for 4-H Young Alumni

If you are or know of any young adults ages 19 - 25 who would like to get to know other 4-H Young Alumni and participate in a service project at the same time, there is a retreat for this age group at Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center and the registration fee is only $15.  You don't even have to be a member of the Alumni group to participate!

More information can be found at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Congratulations North Central District Horse Bowl Winners!

Congratulations are in order for Wake County 4-H youth, parents, and coaches who braved a snowy Saturday to head to Greensboro for the North Central District Horse Bowl competition! 

Award winners from Wake County were:

Junior Division Team Awards:
2nd - Beth Morgan's "Wake A" team
3rd - Bill Crouse's "Wake C" team
6th - Libby Biggs's "Wake B" team

Junior High Individual Awards:
2nd - Hannah Sather
4th - Sarah Morgan
5th - Chloe Pacyna
6th - Scout Riggs

Mixed Division Team Awards:
5th - Bobbie Spinnenweber's "Wake D" team
6th - Lissy Newton's "Wake F" team
7th - Heather Adams's "Wake E" team

Senior Division Team Awards Wake:
2nd - Bonnie Walser's "Wake K" team
4th -  Catherine Tipton's "Wake J" team
5th - Bill Halvorsen's "Wake G" team
6th - Lizzy Kramer's "Wake H" team

Senior High Individual Award Winners Wake: 
2nd - Tessa Walters
3rd  - Jasmine Trinks
5th - Gabrielle Sari
7th - Alli Walser
9th - Ashton Kuhns
10th - Ashlee Melhado

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Volunteer Leader's Conference

The 2010 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Conference is happening February 5-7, 2010, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Research Triangle Park.  It's s short drive and the trainings are good ones!

Saturday features more than 40 offerings of workshops in either 90-minute or 60-minute settings with topics ranging from healthy eating, to recruiting volunteers across the generations, to real activities you can use with your groups! 

Email for more info on this event!

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