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4-H Winter Happenings

2016 Favorite Foods Contest

Compete with other 4-Hers from across the county as you create your favorite dish and formally present it to a judge. The contest will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Registration deadline is Friday, January 8. – No Exceptions!

Rules and Information

Registration Form

If you have questions, please e-mail Kaitlin  Klair or contact the 4-H office at (302) 831-8965.

2016 Foods & Nutrition Judging

All 4-H members participating in the Foods and Nutrition project are invited to attend the judging competition. The judging contest will be held on Saturday, January 23 in conjunction with the Favorite Foods Contest.

Judging Contest Guidelines

Please contact Kaitlin Klair if you have any questions or would like to schedule a training for Foods Judging with your club.

2016 Photography Contest

2016 Photography Contest Flyer

Photography Contest Online Registration Form

2016 Photography Contest Rules

 

Holiday Community Service Opportunities

Donations of winter items are now being collected!

Over Thanksgiving Break, the Future Discovery Team graciously set up and
decorated the Christmas tree at the 4-H Office. As has been the tradition for the last
eight years, we are asking clubs to help us decorate the tree with hats, gloves,
and scarves.
Right before Christmas, the donations will be delivered to  the New
Castle Adopt-a-Family organization. They will make our gifts available to the families they have approved for their program. Their members can pick the hats, gloves, and scarves they need for themselves or they would like to give to a family members as gifts.
Please add warmth to your heart and to the spirit of the Christmas season by helping us collect these pieces of clothing to keep many deserving members of our community warm and safe during the upcoming predicted cold winter. Last year we collected over 100 items! We would love to match that number this year!
Now that the smell of winter is in the air,
please show others how much you care. 
Come in and donate warm winter mittens, hats, gloves, and scarfs so others can stay warm in the cold air.
Place your new donated items on the Christmas tree, so it will not be so bare. 
Thank you helping us spread holiday cheer!! 

 

Code Purple Donations being accepted through December 18!

 

3B

Brae’s Brown Bags (3B) is a non-profit organization that was created by Braden Mannering that provides healthy and delicious snacks to individuals in need. Braeden, a 12-year old student from Bear, DE has supplied 4,163 brown bags to thousands of people since July 2013.

Braeden’s efforts are significant, but he could not reach nearly as many people if it were not for the donations and contributions of many community members.  Braeden has collaborated with several 4-H clubs throughout the county to continue striving to provide a hope and nourishment to each person that receives a bag from 3B.

3B is in need of the following items:

Snack Foods

  • Fruit snacks (made with real fruit)
  • Individual size snack bags: gold fish, pretzels, trail mix, animal crackers, etc.
  • Protein bars, breakfast bars, low-fat pop tarts

Weather Protection Items

  • Hand warmers
  • Gloves
  • Scarves

Toiletries

  • Travel-size shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush

Children’s Items

  • New or gently used books
  • Crayons
  • Coloring Books
  • Activity Pads

*Donations are greatly appreciated, however, it is important to realize that nutritional value is very important to Braeden and 3B. All 3B bags are below 180 calories, so please do not donate snacks that could be considered unhealthy.

If you wish to contribute, please drop off your donations to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, December 18.

To find out more about 3B and Braeden’s mission, please visit the 3B website. If you want to get involved or speak with Braeden directly, feel free to fill out the “Contact Braeden Quinn form”.

 

 

 

Explore! Create! Capture! – Photography contest set to return in January

 

2016 Photography Contest FlyerNEW THIS YEAR:

We are no longer using a paper registration form. All photography contest entries must be submitted by January 11, 2016 using our Photography Contest Online Registration Form!

2016 Photography Contest Rules

For additional information, please visit the NCC 4-H page and view the Photography Contest tab. Contact Mallory Vogl with any questions regarding this competition.

 

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.

Exciting Winter Workshops…Coming in February 2016

Every February, New Castle County 4-H features a Winter Workshop series. This series provides 4-Hers with an opportunity to participate in hands-on, fun activities in a variety of topics.

Winter Workshops 2016

We are still looking for individuals or clubs that are interested in teaching a workshop. Please contact Serena Conner if you would like to request a specific workshop topic or if you would like to teach.