Agent’s Letter

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Dear 4-H Families, Leaders and Friends,

2017 is off to a great start!

Our New Castle County 4-Hers showed their creative skills with wonderful place settings and delicious recipes at the Favorite Foods Contest.  See 4-H Flickr account for all the photos.

Also on Jan. 21, the prestigious 2016 Joy Sparks Award was given to Brenda Ebling, a longtime volunteer leader.  State 4-H Program Leader, Mr. Doug Crouse presented the award to a very surprised winner. It was a memorable moment indeed. Congratulations Brenda!

Kaitlin and I had the pleasure of chaperoning the State Teen Conference held at the UD campus recently. State Teen Council Officers led awesome workshops. Teens enjoyed a UD basketball game, dance, and a variety of physical activity opportunities at the “Little Bob” gymnasium.

Registration is now open for New Castle County Jr. Leader Weekend, March 3-5. 4-Hers age 13 and up, are invited to join us at Cape Henlopen Youth Camp for leadership training, workshops, planning younger member overnighter and day camps, recreation and healthy food.

The demonstration contest is March 23- but it is not too early to start thinking about a topic. A successful 4-H demonstration does not have to be complicated or difficult; instead, it can be a lot of fun! Demonstrations are a great opportunity to show your 4-H knowledge and skills to others.

Upcoming important deadlines:

Feb. 3: State 4-H Camp Scholarship and Mark Manno Day Camp Scholarship applications due

Feb. 6: Winter Workshops registrations due

Feb. 8: Link grant application due

Feb. 20: Jr. Leader Weekend registration due

March 1: Club Audits Due


Let us know if you have questions. We are here to help!


Yours in 4-H,

Betsy, Kaitlin and Serena