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Agent Letter

Happy June!

Summer planning is coming together and it is shaping up to be another great 4-H Summer! Be sure to read through all of the newsletter, you don’t want to miss anything going on!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the judging contests, demonstration contest, archery shoots, horse bowl, and litter barrel contest. We can’t wait to see you represent New Castle County at the State level. Once again, we would like to congratulate all our 4-H seniors this year, we are excited to follow along and watch all the incredible things you will do in the next chapter of life!

We have been busy planning away for all the summer camps coming up over the next three months! This year we will be back at Townsend Hall for Newark, CIT and Cloverbud (June 20-24) and Animal Science Day (August 1-4). At Camp Barnes this year will be Environmental Camp June 10-12 and State Camp June 13-18 and June 20-25. If you have not signed up yet please do so HERE

Delaware State Fair entries close Tuesday, June 1 at 11:59pm for all exhibitors. Enter through the Delaware State Fair exhibitor’s page. Please be make sure you are in the 4-H Section–not the Children’s department. We know you all have been working hard on your entries so be sure to get them in on time so we can see all your hard work! Be sure to check out all of the volunteer opportunities that come with the fair-you can help with building set up on Monday, July 11th, be a host or hostess during the week, help with entry processing, judging and displaying and help with fair clean up. Be sure to look in the Fair newsletter for all of these opportunities. The Fair newsletter is in a below post.

**Please note fair tags will not be mailed to your house; they will be picked up by your leader at the 4-H office.

If you are interested in helping at the Farm Bureau booth and you are 12 and older please reach out to me, we are looking for help for the evening shift, 3-close, during the first Saturday of the fair.

It’s never too early to start working on your record book! Be on the lookout for the updated record book formats. I know it seems far off but unfortunately the Summer will fly by and September will be here before we know it!


Please don’t hesitate to contact the 4-H office with any questions or concerns and we hope to see you at a 4-H event soon!


Yours in 4-H,


Ms. Kaitlin

Extension Educator, 4-H


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State Fair Reminders (Schedule)

You’ve already registered your entries in the State Fair, right?

If not, you have until 11:59 pm on JUNE 1.

We still need LOTS of volunteers to help with all aspects of the Fair! From set-up to tear down, as hosts and hostesses, helping to judge or with the displays…. Please consider signing up! 

Contact Serena and she’ll help get you signed up! 

Here’s the schedule for 4-H at the Fair:

July 11- Fair Set Up Day
  • Volunteer to help out!  Sign up HERE
July 15- Entries due to NCC Office by 3 pm if you need us to take down for you (everything except Foods/ Vegetables/Gardening).
  • * Please try to coordinate with your club to take your entries down and bring them back up. We can take some down, but nothing that is large. If you are worried about your exhibit breaking or otherwise, we encourage you to take it down yourself. 
  • If you drop your exhibit off to the office to be taken down to the Fair, the office will have your Fair pass to be picked up a day or two after the 18th. Please email Serena to see if they’re in before coming. 
July 18- Entries due to the Fair between 3-6 pm (everything except Foods/ Vegetables/Gardening).
  • If you or your club is delivering exhibits to the Fair, please do so between the above times. You will receive your Fair passes when you drop off your exhibit. If your club drops them off, see your club leader for your pass.
July 20- Foods/Vegetables/Gardening Exhibits due to NCC Office by 3 pm if you need us to take them down.
July 21- Foods/Vegetables/Gardening Exhibits due to the Fair between 8:30 am- 11 am. 
July 27- Cut Flower Exhibits due to the Fair between 10-12
  • Office staff will NOT be taking any cut flower exhibits down
July 31- Fair Clean up
  • Volunteer to help out! Sign up HERE
  • Please pick up your exhibits between 8 am-noon
  • The office staff will bring back any exhibits they took down. Any other exhibits left behind will try to find their way back to the office and we are generally very successful, but if your exhibit is valuable to you, please make sure to arrange for it to be picked up as we can make no guarantees. 
See the 4-H State Fair Newsletter for details on everything you need to know about 4-H at the Fair! 
2022 State Fair Premium Book


View which nights are available to ride here:


All 4-H clubs, members, leaders, links, and junior leaders are urged to volunteer to ride the 4-H Float representing Sussex & New Castle Counties during the Delaware State Fair. The State Fair Parade begins each night at 7:00 pm. Your club can be represented or may ride individually. Let us know which night your club can ride the float! Line up for the parade will begin at 6:45 pm. Please meet at the 4-H Building.

Call or email Kaleb Scott with the following information: 302-856-7303 |

Club Name:

Contact Person:



Which night will your club ride the float?

If unavailable, what is your second choice?

Demo and Judging Contest Results

To all our State Fair qualifiers!

Demonstration Contest:

Category and Name:
304 – Arts / Crafts / Visual Arts- Savannah Timney
324 – Clothing / Textiles- Daisy Timney
305 – Other – General- Evelyn Witte
338 – Sheep- Elizabeth Handlin
312 – Entomology -Liam Aber
319 – Other – Science -Alexis Wolff

Judging Contests:



Daisy Timney- Heavenly Hooves
Savannah Timney-Heavenly Hooves
Colby Lockridge- Porter Gang


Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner

Eason Li- Meado-Larks


Gabe Trunfio- Stump Corner

Wood Science:

Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


Michaela Patrick- Stump Corner


Eason Li- Meado-larks
Liam Aber- Holy Angels
Bruce Patrick- Stump Corner


Harness Racing Camp

Harness Horse Youth Foundation Day Camp-

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is having a one day camping program at Harrington Raceway on June 27, 2022. What to expect at a HHYF event? Campers will learn about harnessing and hitching and all about Standardbreds. There will be hands-on time with horses and opportunities to hear from industry pros. Most of all, campers will have fun as well as lunch!

Camp runs 8AM to 4PM and the registration fee is $35 which includes lunch (assistance is available – contact HHYF office) Youth ages 11 and up are eligible. All participants should wear long pants and solid toed shoes to the event.

Registration is limited; application deadline is June 15. Online registration link:

For more information please contact the HHYF office phone: 317.908.0029 email:

Fair Walking Challenge

Let’s Crush It!

Get Walking with Delaware 4-H

Join the Delaware 4-H weeklong walking challenge during the Delaware State Fair. The contest will officially start Thursday, July 21st and run thought Saturday, July 30th. Register by Tuesday, July 19th to receive your code to submit your steps daily. Prizes will be awarded for the participant with the most steps in each age category and the most overall steps. Pedometers will be available for anyone needing one.


Register today!

Register HERE


Age Categories:

Cloverbud (5-7 year old)

8-10 year old

11-13 year old

14-16 year old

17-19 year old



For any questions please contact Lindsay or Kaitlin

DE 4-H Science Trip Series

James Farm Preserve



Do you like to be outside and explore nature?  This trip is for you!  The James Farm Preserve will offer a variety of educational activities for our group from hiking through a maritime forest to seining in the Indian River Bay.  Participants will also be able to have a guided kayak tour of the bay!

What you need to bring:  Bag Lunch, Water, Clothes and close toed shoes that could get wet, hat, change of clothes, towel, sunscreen, bug spray

Bus will pick up any New Castle and Kent County members at the Kent 4-H Office at 8:30am

Program starts at 10:00 am

Leave James Farm Preserve at 2:00 pm

Bus will return to Kent County 4-H Office at 3:15 pm(depending upon traffic).

Kayak Tour Cost $10.00 (non-refundable)

Registration Link:


Nearly every day, someone in Delaware loses the battle against heroin, prescription painkillers, or other addictive drugs. Teens and adults need to talk about substance use and understand the risks and consequences.

One of the greatest challenges for people seeking help is the stigma surrounding their addiction. Those struggling should not be ashamed of their disease or keep it hidden. Delaware Goes Purple empowers the community to stand up, erase the stigma, and support people who need it most.

Join us on June 4th, 2022 for our Rockin’ For Recovery event at Hudson Fields in Milton Delaware. Gates open at noon, and Bands will be on stage from 1-5.

Rockin’ for Recovery Tickets, Sat, Jun 4, 2022, at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite


But wait……there is more…!

If you are a manager of a Group home/Recovery home or know someone interested in attending who is currently living in a group home, please share the information below.


Group Home/Recovery House Grants will provide tickets to the Rockin’ for Recovery event

  • Meal and Beverage ticket for each guest & House Staff
  • Transportation Costs can be covered


For more information, please contact

DE 4-H at the Blue Rocks

Come out and join the Delaware 4-H Program on August 14th for “4-H Day” at a Wilmington Blue Rocks 1pm baseball game in Frawley Stadium. 

This will be a fun and great social time for all who attend, and we join together to cheer on the Blue Rocks team to a victory!  Any 4-H member, volunteer, family member or friend is welcome to purchase tickets and be part of this event.  Let’s let them know Delaware 4-H is in the stadium!

Tickets are $15 per person. 

Registration at

State Teen Council Applications Due June 30

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office

The candidates selected for the 2022-2023 cycle will serve in office from August 2022 through July 2023.

Interview Session

The purpose of the interview is to make sure the candidate is making an informed decision regarding candidacy and the office sought. This session is mandatory for all candidates and may also be done over teleconference, if necessary. Interviews will be held in early July 2022.

The candidate will be selected by a committee of 4-H professional staff and/or other designated individuals from the
county and state level. Candidates will be notified of their selection by mid-August 2022.

STC 2022-23 Application

Agent Letter

Happy May!


The flowers are in full bloom, the bees are buzzing, and the pollen is on everything. Sorry to all of you who have allergies. With the spring weather in full swing, we are gearing up for some exciting 4-H opportunities for you! Be sure to read through the whole newsletter to make sure you don’t miss a thing in the coming month.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 4-H seniors this year! We are excited to follow along and watch all the incredible things you will do in the next chapter of life!

4-H Paper Clover began last Wednesday at all Tractor Supply stores- be sure to stop into the Middletown Tractor Supply and support New Castle 4-H. Donations from the Paper Clover go back to the county 4-H program to benefit you!

Important activities and events coming up:

· Archery training May 22nd 2pm

· State Fair tagging dates May 7th, 15th, and 24th

· YQCA training, May 11th

· Demonstration contest May 12th starting at 6pm

· Final Judging contest May 17th

Delaware State Fair registration closes on June 1st at 11:59pm for all exhibitors, enter through the Delaware State Fair exhibitor’s page. Please be make sure you are in the 4-H Section- not the Children’s Department. The 4-H building set up is scheduled for Monday, July 11th. Please be sure to sign up if you are available to help!

It’s never too early to start working on your record book. I know it seems far off but unfortunately the summer will fly by and September will be here before we know it!

Please don’t hesitate to contact the 4-H office with any questions or concerns and we hope to see you at a 4-H event soon!


Yours in 4-H,

Ms. Kaitlin

Extension Educator, 4-H


Stay “in the know” with Delaware 4-H online!

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· Twitter: @Delaware4H

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Favorite Foods Results

It felt like our Favorite Foods Competition would never get here! But we had a successful competition with lots of delicious dishes and creative table placements. Thanks to all our competitors for your hard work, patience and dedication. Thank you also to our judges for volunteering their time to assist with this member-favorite event. We couldn’t do it without you!

2022 Favorite Foods Winners: 

  • Beginner Appetizer
    Winner: Evelyn Witte
    Honorable Mention: Shane Heeman
  • Beginner Desserts
    Winner: Anna Schaedler
    Honorable Mention: Michaela Patrick
  • Junior Breads
    Winner: Joseph Ciamaricone
  • Junior Breakfast Casserole
    Winner: Colby Lockridge
  • Junior Main Dish
    Winner: Savannah Timney
    Honorable Mention: Chase Oldis
  • Junior Side Dish
    Winner: Claire Schaedler
  • Senior Appetizer
    Winner: Tyler Oldis
  • Senior Dessert
    Winner: Daisy Timney
  • Cloverbud Cookies, Cupcakes or Brownies
    Brice Yerkes

Club Reports

Porter Gang

This month in our 4-H Porter Gang meeting, we had a meeting during spring break that I was sadly not able to go to. We also painted our litter barrel for the litter barrel contest. We are going with a basketball theme.


Porter Gang Favorite Foods participants



State Fair Entries

Remember, you have until June 1 to enter your exhibit in the State Fair.

You can access the site at  Delaware State Fair.  

(Make sure you are entering under 4-H and not the Children’s, Arts & Crafts, Culinary, or Farm, Fruit and Apiary as those are not associated with 4-H. We cannot access your entry. If you encounter issues, please contact the Fair directly at 302-398-3269 )

Make sure to check out the State Fair Newsletter for all the info you need!

Please also see the Premium Book for 2022 below:

Delaware State Fair 4-H Premium Book 2022


State Camp/Environmental Camp

Don’t miss out on the best part of summer- camp!

State Camp
Week 1: Monday June 13, 10:30 AM – Saturday, June 18, 10:00 AM
Week 2: Monday June 20, 10:30 AM – Saturday, June 25, 10:00 AM 

The State Camp experience provides lasting memories and the chance to make lifelong friends. Surrounded by nature, campers can disconnect from technology and focus on developing healthy living habits. Campers are assigned to a people group for afternoon and campfire activities.

2022 Camp Fee: $375.00

Campers must be 10 years old and not more than 19 years old on 6/1/22 to attend this camp.

Environmental Camp
Friday, June 10, 3:00 PM – Sunday, June 12, 10:00 AM

This experience allows campers to explore basic soil and environmental science information through hands-on discovery. Getting your hands dirty, exploring the forest, and looking for critters was never so much fun.

A variety of classes related to the environment will be available. Classes are taught by University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate students. Previous camp classes included topics such as “Is River Water Safe to Drink? and “Digging Up the Dirt on Soil Microbes.” New classes are developed every year. Each afternoon provides time for recreation, such as swimming and canoeing. You will be assigned to a group for afternoon and campfire activities.

2022 Camp Fee: $145.00

Campers must be 8 years old and not more than 12 years old on 6/1/22 to attend this camp. 

Register HERE

Please see the below newsletter for more info about camp:

Revised State Camp Newsletter