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Reporters Corner- Keepin’ up with the clubs

If you wish to see your club report on the blog, please e-mail Serena Conner with your club report no later than the 20th of each month.

Meado-Larks 4-H Club

Club Reporter: Cole Simpson



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Summit Bridge 4-H Club

Club Reporter: Kiersten O’Hop

Summit Bridge2We started up our new year with a review of the highlights of how new members can get involved. Many 4-H Members updated on what they showed or presented at the fair (and other 4-H projects) and ribbons that they won. We have pictures of some of the participants and what they displayed. Emma Apps did her public speaking speech and showed her photography photos. Andrew Shaffer did a ‘’ How To “’ for showing swine. Kiersten O’Hop flew over the poultry show requirements to show fowl for the fair.  Leah and Sarah Apps set up their Favorite Foods place setting displays and explained how the contest works.

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For more pictures from Summit Bridge 4-H Club, read the full club report HERE!

Clover Quest 4-H Club

Clover Quest1Our November meeting was awesome! Maya and Mason Merritt led us in the pledges. Then Blacky Wasgat, our club leader, talked about the upcoming favorite food contest and the photo contest. She also spoke about our Community Service project. Clover Quest unpacked boxes of chap stick at the Stockings for Soldier’s location. The chap stick will be put into stockings with other items that will be sent to soldiers in Iraq. Then we split up into two groups to play our games. After the games, we had Monkey Bread prepared by the Merritt family. Mrs. Karen Johnston gave a presentation on healthy living and then Matt Johnston dismissed the meeting.    Clover Quest2

For more pictures from Clover Quest 4-H Club, read the full club report HERE!

New Castle County 4-H Sewing Club
It’s Sew Much Fun!
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Our fist meeting was a blast!  We made felt Christmas tree ornament.  This quick an easy project would also make great stocking stuffers.   Last week we had our club’s second meeting. Using a new stitch we learned that night, we were able to hand sew mittens out of old sweaters.  What a great way to recycle.  On December 17th, we will dust off the sewing machines and make pillows.  Please feel free to join us on this sew-tastic adventure starting at 6:30 at the UD Cooperative Extension office.  Hope to see you there!
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2016 Favorite Foods & Foods Judging Contests

Favorite FoodsThe Favorite Foods Contest is open to all 4-H members currently taking a 4-H project.  Participants select a category to enter:

  • Breads, Meat or Main Dish, Fruits or Vegetables, Dessert, Small Appliances, Appetizers, Hors d’oeuvres, or Soups (Beginner, Novice, Junior, Senior)
  • Cookies or Cupcakes (Cloverbuds Only)

Contestants (8-19 years old) will also plan a menu to complement their selected dish.

Entry Forms for this contest are due to the 4-H Office by Friday, January 8, 2016.

You can use either the Word registration form or the PDF registration form.

Rules and Information  are where you can find rules, recipe and menu tips, and more!

On Saturday, January 23, participants will bring their prepared food item, place setting, centerpiece, etc. to the contest. The extension office will schedule a time for each 4-H participant to meet with a contest judge.  Judges will ask questions about the recipe, menu, and prepared dish and then sample a taste of the foods entry.

After meeting with a judge, participants my test their knowledge in the Foods and Nutrition Judging Contest. There will also be opportunities for members to watch a foods demonstration and participate in a craft! This is always a fun-filled and educational event! Visit the State 4-H website for the foods judging guidelines.

County Updates for November

National 4-H Conference 2016
The 2016 National 4-H Conference will take place April 9-14, 2016 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.  This event is sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Foundation. A completed application is due to the NCC office by Tuesday, December 1. Finalists will be selected for an interview to be conducted prior to December 23, 2015.  The application can be found at the State 4-H web site http://extension.udel.edu/4h/projects-activities-for-members/topic-citizenship/national-4-h-conference/

Click link that follows for more information about the National 4-H Conference:  http://4hconf.4-h.org/

Please e-mail Mallory if you have any questions or need assistance with your application.

Scholarship Opportunities
Please note below the academic scholarships with a fall deadline.  Information for all these scholarships may be found at:  http://extension.udel.edu/4h/academic-scholarships/


Mark your calendar now for these important upcoming activities!

  • State 4-H Ice Skating Party – Saturday December 26 – 6:00-7:30 pm, Centre Ice Rink, Harrington, DE. Cost: $4/person and a canned good.
  • Favorite Foods Competition & Food Judging Contest, Saturday January 23 – Location TBD
  • State Teen Conference – Saturday January 30 – Sunday January 31, UD Campus, Newark. This event is for youth 13 and up. – Details coming soon!
  • State 4-H Leader’s Forum – Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Location:  Del Tech in Georgetown.