Brunswick County 4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship & life skills.

4-H Centennial Ice Cream Survey September 26, 2008

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North Carolina 4-H had a contest to select a centennial ice cream flavor!  
The Top 10 Flavors of Ice Cream have been selected.  Together with the NC State Creamery, North Carolina 4-H would like to ask you to follow the link below to select your favorite flavor! The Top 3 flavors will be made in small batches at the creamery for a final taste test and the Grand Champion will be announced this spring.  Just in time for the heat of summer and all the Centennial Birthday Parties that will be happening across the state.

The survey is here!

Vote by October 31st!


National 4-H Week September 25, 2008

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October 5th-11th is National 4-H Week! 

Monday, October 6, 2008

Brunswick County Commissioners proclaim this week as Brunswick County 4-H Week.    If you would like to attend this meeting please meet at the 4-H Office at 6:30 for the 7:00PM Commissioners Meeting.  Sign up by October 1.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

“Walk for the Clover” – Come help us host, as County Employees walk the Brunswick County Government Complex Fitness trail from 11:00AM 3:00PM and earn a 4-H cup.  Also, we are baking and selling home-made 4-H Dog Treats.   Come and help us in the kitchen at 9:00AM.  Call the office to sign up by October 1.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

“Reading Makes the Best Better“4-H’ers will take time to read to local kindergarten classes.   4-H’ers need to sign up in advance and be at the 4-H office at 8:30AM.    Plans are for the Readers to read from 9:00am until 11:00am, we will give them a quick lunch and they can return to their own classes.  They will be transported to Bolivia Elementary School to read to the kindergarteners.   Arrangements may be made at other schools, depending on how many volunteers are available in the different sections of the county. 

Readers must be 12 or older.  Call to sign up before October 1.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

“Dancing and a Movie in the Garden” To top off the celebration week, we are planning on Dance Lessons in the Garden followed by a movie.  Events start at 4PM and end at 8PM.  Make your reservations for Family Night by calling the office by October 1.  We will start with shagging lessons with Charlie Spencer and learn line dancing with Leslie.  After dancing, we will have pizza, and then enjoy the Movie with popcorn.  The evening will cost $2.00 per person or $5.00 for the whole family.  Movie choices are “Remember the Titans”, “Finding Nemo”, “Homeward Bound” or “Happy Feet”.  Vote for your movie choice by when making reservations.

 Brunswick County 4-H'ers at Pony Express July 2008

Also to help celebrate National 4-H Week…

– Enter the “Color Me Green” 4-H Outline Drawing Contest.  Check out our website for an application.





– Send us your favorite 4-H story or photo

– Write a few sentences or even paragraphs entitled “What 4-H means to me” 


Stories, photos, & entries will run in the newspapers during National 4-H Week


All entries must be submitted to the Brunswick County 4-H office by October 1st. 

The “Color Me Green” contest has district and state level awards, and the top three picked story or writing will receive 4-H bucks to use at future 4-H events.  1st place-$15, 2nd place-$10, and 3rd place-$5

For the adults, “If you were a 4-H member as a kid or want to write about your volunteer experiences, please feel free to submit entries for the newspaper on “What 4-H means to me” or send us your favorite 4-H story or photo.


Farm City Essay Contest September 12, 2008

Locally grown vegetables

Locally grown vegetables

The 2nd Annual Farm-City Week Essay Contest is open for entries from high school seniors in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties.  College scholarships, sponsored by the three county Farm Bureaus, will be awarded at the following levels:  $2000 first place, $1,500 second place and $1,000 third place.  A top winner will be selected from each county to compete for the first, second and third places. 

This year’s topic is “Why buy local food?”  Applicants must construct a thesis and support it with facts throughout the essay.  There is no requirement to the length of the essay.  Awards will be presented at the annual Rotary Farm-City Week luncheon on November 18th at the Coast Line Center, downtown Wilmington. 

In addition to Farm Bureau, the essay contest is sponsored by the Wilmington Rotary Club and the Cooperative Extension 4-H programs in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. 

Essays must be electronically mailed by October 15, 2008 to Al Hight (  Disks or CDs may be mailed to: NCCES-Brunswick County Center, Attn:  Al Hight, P.O. Box 109, Bolivia, NC 28422, postmarked no later than October 15, 2008.  For more information call 910.253.2610.


Color Me Green! Contest

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Do you like to draw? If so, the Color Me Green! 4-H Outline Drawing Contest is for you!
Use this opportunity to share with us what area of 4-H you are interested in or what 4-H means to you.

Artwork must be drawn on an 8.5″X11″ of white paper using a black pen. Others colors of paper or ink are ineligible. Copyrighted materials should not be used. Only original artwork, hand-drawn by the artist is allowed.

What is an Outline / White Drawing? A “White Drawing” is an image that is hand drawn
in black ink that can be colored in (think about what the images look like in a coloring
• Keep in mind that you are creating a coloring page for younger youth. Think about how
simple coloring book sheets are and create a simple image that represents what 4-H
means to you. For example, if your 4-H projects were on science perhaps you’d create a
coloring sheet that has a science experiment theme (the possibilities are endless). 

This contest is open to youth ages 5-18, with opportunities for winners in 9-10, 11-13 and 14-18 age divisions to advance on to state competition.  Entries are due to the Brunswick County Extension Office by Monday, October 27th, 2008.

To enter the competition, complete the application form and start drawing!


Brunswick County 4-H Focuses on Youth Fitness September 11, 2008

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Fitwize 4 Kids in Leland

Fitwize 4 Kids in Leland

According to a new report by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), North Carolina has the 5th highest rate of overweight youth (ages 10-17) at 19.3% percent while the US average rolls in at 14.8%. In a society where statistics show that one out of every three kids in America is overweight and most kids get very little physical exercise because they are stuck behind a computer, television, or video game, Brunswick County 4-H is fighting to make a difference. Brunswick County 4-H offered an extensive summer program for kids called the 4-H Express that provided 42 days of activities and over 31 events to attend. Although the summer program contained a large variety of activities from trips to farms, zoos, parks, museums, greenhouses, and more, there was a huge focus on physical activity and fitness.

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Centennial Celebration Committee

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North Carolina Centennial Logo

North Carolina Centennial Logo

“100 Years! Wow.  What an acheivement.  And, what a birthday!  Few organizations or companies ever reach their centennial year.  In 2009 the North Carolina 4-H Program will celebrate 100 years. ”
-Marshall Stewart, Associate Director, Department Head and State Program Leader
Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences 

In order to help promote the state-wide celebration, we are forming a planning committee of Brunswick County 4-H youth, volunteers, and leaders to plan our own Centennial Celebration.  Members of this committee will meet periodically to plan the year-long celebration.  Please call the office, 910-253-2610, or send an email to for more information for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to promote 4-H in Brunswick County.


National 4-H Week Poster Contest September 10, 2008

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What does 4-H mean to you?

In order to help celebrate National 4-H Week, Brunswick County 4-H is sponsoring a Poster Contest.  4-H’ers can turn in one poster that depicts what 4-H means to them.  They will be judged and one winner per age group will be chosen.  The top posters will receive 4-H Scholarship money and the posters will be displayed at strategic locations within Brunswick County.  Posters are due to the Cooperative Extension Office, Building N by October 1st at 5:00 pm.