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Dear 4-H Families and Friends,

October 6-11, 2019 marks National 4-H Week and a great chance to promote 4-H! Join us at the following events:

  • Kick off the week with the Achievement Event on October 6.  This GREEN out event (wear green or the clover) will be held at the Cooperative Extension office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark from 2-4 pm. Awards, honors and recognition followed by refreshments! Miss Delaware, Hillary May will be our guest speaker. Please RSVP by calling the office at 302-831-8965!
  • October 8 is 4-H Spirit Day. Wear your 4-H shirt, green or a clover to show support!
  • The New Castle County 4-H Links is sponsoring a Hayride at Ramsey Farms on October 11. See blog post and RSVP by October 7!

4-H National Youth Science Day/Month is the world’s largest youth led science experiment. This year’s activity called Game Changers helps kids discover computer science through hands on doing. We will be doing the Game Changers activities at 6:30 pm on October 21 led by Hunter Willoughby, Computer Science Ambassador. All 4-Hers are invited to attend. Pizza will be served! RSVP by October 18.

We are now into the 2019-2020 4-H year. Please be sure you are enrolled as a member in 4-H Online. All members need to register before participating in 4-H events.  You can re-enroll by visiting . It will only take seconds if you don’t have any updates to personal information- we promise! If you cannot remember which email you use to log in, please DO NOT create a new profile! Call the office at 302-831-8965 or email Serena at and she will be happy to let you know the correct email.

Please note the posts regarding Delaware Goes Purple and World Food Day.  Delaware Goes Purple is a Drug Free Awareness Campaign taking place this month. World Food Day is October 16. The Summit Bridge and Stump Corner 4-H Clubs will be serving lunch at Our Daily Bread, a food pantry in Middletown on October 11 in honor of National 4-H Week and World Food Day.

It’s time to register for the Public Speaking Contest on October 29 at the Brandywine Library.  This contest is not just for older members, Cloverbuds can also participate by reciting a poem or pledge and start to gain valuable public speaking experience.

Finally, plan to join us for the Quarter Auction on November 1 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Odessa. A fun event is being planned with lots of great auction items and homemade food. We still need donations and vendors. Reserve your paddle now at the pre-event price of $20 which includes a roll of quarters! Please invite friends and share widely!

Now is the time to plan your 4-H year.  If you are new, why not attend the Achievement Event to see and congratulate your fellow 4-H’ers on their accomplishments and meet members from other clubs? Also plan to participate in new events, make new friends, volunteer, plan community service activities and tell others the 4-H story. 4-H has something for everyone!

Yours in 4-H,

Betsy, Kaitlin, Serena and Maureen