Brunswick County 4-H

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4-H Lock-In October 31, 2008

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Come join New Hanover County 4-H’ers in their annual Lock-In!!  Sign up with your friends.  Meet at the New Hanover Extension Office on November 7th at 5:30pm.  That evening they are preparing food for the Hospice and there will be a ton of crafts and activities.  There will even be paintball the following morning!   Cost of the Lock-In is $25. The next day is optional so if you do not want to play paintball then the cost is only $10 and you can leave at 9am the next morning.  Email or to sign up.


Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! October 22, 2008

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Sydney, Elaina, & Harrison Nobles flash their ribbons for the camera At 9 am, the gobble of turkeys filled the air on Friday, October 17th but it wasn’t because it was Thanksgiving time.  It was because over 200 youth participants had joined together in Raleigh at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds to show off their home-raised turkeys for the 2008 State Youth Market Turkey Show.  Since June 4th, youth from all across the state have been raising their day-old poults to become giant poultry winners in competition for the fair.  With over 60 turkeys topping the scales at 40 plus pounds, the grand champion brought in $6,000 and the reserve champion sold for $4,000.  Brunswick County 4-H youth showed off their best turkeys and gave the contestants a run for their money.  In the Senior division (ages 14-18), Elizabeth Mintz placed 4th, and Sydney Nobles placed 5th.  In the Junior division (ages 9-13), Harrison Nobles placed 8th.  In the Gobbler division (ages 9 and under), Elaina Nobles placed 5th, Kaylan Strickland placed 6th, and Kamy Strickland placed 7th.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact, Blair Green, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development & Livestock, at 910-253-2610 or e-mail her at

More photos of this event can be found on the Brunswick County 4-H website on the “Current Events” page under the “NC State Fair” section. 


Volunteer Positions Available October 16, 2008

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As you all know, 4-H is an organization that is led by youth but guided by volunteers.  The Brunswick County 4-H Office is always looking for new enthusiastic volunteers.  Currently, Cheryl Mintz is looking for a co-leader to start a new Livestock Club.  There is also a Volunteer Recruiter position available to assist us in finding quality volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering some of your time to a great youth organization, please contact our office.  For detailed job descriptions, click here
4-H Volunteers:

PRACTICE the power of leadership,
DRILL the seeds of knowledge,
TRAIN the hearts & minds of 4-H’ers,
CONDITION the spirit by giving of themselves and encouraging 4-H’ers to give of themselves,
CHEER 4-H’ers on with their time, caring, enthusiasm and skills,
CUT the buds of disappointment and
SCOUT the roots for success,
RECORD growth and change in 4-H TEAMS“club membership” and FANS “parent involvement”,
PLAY out the 4-H Motto…To Make the Best Better,
No matter what theFOUL or GOAL, they help every 4-H’er LEARN BY DOING for the perfect 4-H SEASON.

by Patty House 


NC State Fair’s New Commercial October 15, 2008

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Turkey’s Hitch a Ride to the State Fair

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It’s that time again!  Time for the Youth Market Turkey Show at the North Carolina State Fair

This morning at 10:00 am our 4-H Agent, Blair, headed out with 7 turkeys and 2 rabbits in tow to the North Carolina State Fair.  The turkeys were to arrive at the fairgrounds today by 7:00 pm and will be shown on Friday October 17th starting at 9:00 am. 

Preparation for this event began earlier this summer in June when 4-H’ers received the three to four day old turkeys from NCSU’s poultry facility.  The youth were responsible for feeding and caring for their birds until the NC State Fair, where all of their hard work will be put to the test. From just a couple of ounces of peeping fuzz that fit in your palm, to an average of thirty pounds that now required both hands to hold, youth learned how to raise turkeys and literally “grew” with their projects.

Last year more than 227 youth participated in the Youth Markey Turkey Show.  They were evaluated on the overall weight of their turkeys, the muscling in the breast and legs, and how well each participant had taken care of their bird. For more information on 4-H Poultry Programs in the state visit their website.


Rescheduled to Monday October 13th, 2008… October 9, 2008

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“Dancing and a Movie in the Garden” To top off the celebration of National 4-H 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 10th.  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. 


Walk for the Clover October 8, 2008

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Walk for the Clover

Walk for the Clover

On Wednesday October 7th in honor of National 4-H Week, a Walk for the Clover was held at the Brunswick County Government Complex.  Minus being a little windy, it was a perfect fall day to hold a walk.  Four 4-H’ers showed up to help and there were 12 participants in the walk.  Walkers had to complete four laps or about 1.3 miles; receiving a 4-H token for each lap (one for head, heart, hands, and health).  When they had all four tokens they could turn them in for a 4-H Cup.  It was a great time for everyone. 


Rosie helping at the walk

Rosie helping at the walk

Thank you Amber and Rosie Yurgel and Justin and Bryan Simmons and all of our enthusiastic participants!!