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Happy Holidays!

As we head into December and 2021 begins to come to an end, we slow down in the 4-H community for a short time before we hit the ground running again in the New Year. As we take a moment and reflect on all that has gone on the past eleven months, I want to thank each one of you for having grace and rolling with it as we adapted and changed to ensure that we were able to participate in 4-H activities. As we continue to push ahead to make sure we can offer the best programming to our youth, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

The University of Delaware offices (and therefore, the 4-H office) will be closed Thursday, December 23rd – Sunday, January 2nd. We will re-open on Monday, January 3rd.

This past month we celebrated Public Speaking and National 4-H Congress. In December we are looking forward to:

Jr. Council and Leaders Meetings

Conference, Healthy Living and Agri-Science Summit Applications Due

Holiday Fun Day

Back in the beginning of October we celebrated seven volunteers who were inducted to the Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame.  If you see them out in the community, please be sure to thank them for everything they have done. They are great advocates for Delaware 4-H along with all of you. They were Marian Harvey, Richard and Janice Melson, Brenda and Chuck Ebling, and Brenda and Denis Shaffer. Thank you all for everything you have done for past, present and future 4-H members in Delaware!


Things you can start preparing for that will be happening in January are the following:

Photography Contest

Foods Judging

Camp Counselor Meetings

…and get those recipes out as we will also have Favorite Foods!

Favorite Foods and Photo entries are due to Serena  by Friday, January 14th.


We love to hear all the great things you are doing with your club members! Club reporters- don’t forget to submit your club news to Serena by the 25th of each month to be included in the newsletter.


Be sure to look at our online newsletter, Friday emails and Delaware 4-H Facebook for updates and news. If you aren’t receiving the Friday emails, please let us know.


I hope you enjoy the Holidays with your family and loved ones! Remember to take a few seconds to embrace the moment, relax and enjoy!


Yours in 4-H,

Ms. Kaitlin

Extension Educator, 4-H


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