Hello 4-H Families and Friends,
I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and home as much as you can, soon enough we will all be back together again. There has been a lot of information that has come out this past week that has been heart breaking, but I appreciate everyone’s understanding. We (4-H staff) are working fast to make changes to ensure that activities can be achieved throughout the rest of this 4-H year and start strong in the fall!
Congratulations to Brandon Tang, Tobi Tang and Ava Ferry for creating some awesome Food Art entries and placing in the top three for the State! A job well done also goes to Melanie Witte, Matthew Trunfio and Cole Simpson for creating short clips educating others about effects of drugs, tobacco and vaping. Great job everyone!
Looking ahead at this month and the next, many face-to-face events have been postponed or canceled. If you have a 4-H meeting, you can still meet with your club via Zoom. The 4-H staff as a state is actively working to make sure we continue to have you involved via social media, Zoom meetings and workshops or trainings. Take note of some of the following events, trainings and more below:
~ Cloverbud Show and Tell – May 7th at 12pm (registration required)
~ Horticulture Judging Training – May 21st, 28th and June 4th at 3pm (registration required)
~ Photography Training – May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 6-7pm (registration required)
~ Exchange Spaghetti Dinner – Canceled
~ Demonstration Contest – information coming this month
~ Judging Contest – information coming this month
~ State Camp – canceled for those two week, but looking into options
~ Day Camp – Virtual camps are being planned and more information to come
~ Exchange – postponed until 2021
~ Delaware State Fair – Fair entries close June 1st, continue to enter entries as we are looking at options. Based on current restrictions there will be no contests, but only time will tell.
Be sure to look at Delaware 4-H Facebook for exciting challenges we have going on over the next month! Thank you for continuing to be patient and on the look out for changes and upcoming dates.
I will be offering office hours for anyone who has questions about events, 4-H or anything you need answered on Thursday, May 7th from 3-5pm. I cannot wait to see you all in person and give you big hugs! If you need anything please reach out, we are happy to help with anything you need during this time.
Yours in 4-H,
Kaitlin, Serena and Maureen