Agents Letter

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Hello 4-H Families and Friends,

What a fabulous Ag Day 2017 and National 4-H Day of Service! The 4-H Tent was buzzing with wonderful educational activities. Many enthusiastic 4-Hers assisted patrons and explained about their club work. Projects featured were equine science, embryology, horticulture, birds, livestock, recycling, nutrition, healthy living, science, leadership and more. We would like to thank everyone involved, whether it be with club exhibits, promoting 4-H or staffing booths. It was a great commitment and day of service from many dedicated individuals.

Special thanks to Brenda and Denis Shaffer for leading and anchoring the food booth. Thank you to those who donated supplies and labor to ensure a profitable day. The funds raised support 4-H activities throughout the year as well as several camp scholarships.

Kaitlin and I were chaperones at the 13th Annual 4-H Legislative Day on April 26. This educational event was a great way for 4-Hers to learn about state government. We took informative tours of the Courthouse, Dept. of Education and Legislative Hall.  4-Hers were able to try a mock voting booth and vote on issues of importance to them.

The 4-H Exchange Group is selling the first ever Delaware State Fair Coupon book thru June 30. The $10 book contains over $430 worth of coupons for use at the 2017 fair. Call the office or see an exchange group member to get one or more now!

Looking ahead there is much to be excited about in the coming months. Check the calendars and blog posts to make sure you do not miss events and deadlines.

Upcoming dates:

May 5 – NCC Livestock Show Entries Due

May 9 – NCC Links Meeting at NCC office

May 13 – Demonstration Contest (Register by May 12)

May 15 – Younger Member Overnighter (Ages 8-12) at Ashland Nature Center Registration Due

June 1 – Delaware State Fair entries close

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

Betsy, Kaitlin and Serena