Brunswick County 4-H

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

Join the New Livestock Club! December 31, 2008

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 10:25 am
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891250Brunswick County has a brand new 4-H club!!  There will be an informational meeting for parents and club members held at the Extension Office on Thursday January 29th at 5:30pm. The focus of this new club is livestock animals.  If you are interested in joining 4-H, this meeting will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about what 4-H clubs have to offer. 

 

 The 1st meeting will cover:

-4-H and 4-H Clubs

-4-H’ers and Parent Expectations

-Set future meeting dates, times, and location

-Review 4-H curriculum

-Brainstorm for club program ideas

 

Please contact club leader Cheryl Mintz at macoray@bellsouth.net or 910.231.4706 with any questions.   

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Sugar Cake and Jewelry Workshops December 30, 2008

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Tori and Carlynn stirring in the ingredients for the sugar cake.
Tori and Carlyn stirring in the ingredients for the sugar cake.

 

Tori, Carlyn, and Darby working on their Moravian paper cuttings, called Scherenschnitte, while they waited for their dough to rise.

Tori, Carlyn, and Darby working on their Moravian paper cuttings, called Scherenschnitte, while they waited for their dough to rise.

Dishing out a sample of the cake to everyone.

Dishing out a sample of the cake to everyone.

The whole gang with their Moravian Sugar Cakes, fresh from the oven!

The whole gang with their Moravian Sugar Cakes, fresh from the oven!

Savannah making jewelry.

Savannah making jewelry.

Thank you to all who participated in the workshops!  We had a wonderful time.  And a special thank you to Jane Kulesza for teaching the Movarian Sugar Cake workshop and to Leslie Harlow for teaching the Jewelry Making workshop.

 

Happy Holidays! December 22, 2008

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 5:49 pm

Gina, Blair, and I hope you all have a safe and happy Holiday Season! The Moravian Sugar Cake workshop went very well today and we even had a couple of jewelry makers after the cake workshop. Pictures will come soon, hopefully before the new year!!

 

NC 4-H Volunteer Conference December 17, 2008

Filed under: volunteers — Blair Green @ 12:04 pm
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The annual North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference will be held on Friday February 6th-Sunday February 8th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.  There are a number of great workshops planned for the conference.   Early registration ends on January 16th.  Hotels have been blocked off at a rate of $90 for up to four people.  If you are interested in attending or want more information, just email me at leslie_wilson@ncsu.edu

 

The Brunswick Buzz – December Edition December 16, 2008

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 5:00 pm
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Check out our December Newsletter!  There’s a lot happening in and around our community this Holiday Season.  Don’t forget to sign up for our December workshops by this Friday, December 19th!!

 

Ice Cream Cone-test Top Three Flavors

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 4:55 pm
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With over 2,300 total votes, the 4-H Centennial Ice Cream Cone-test was an enormous success!! The votes have been tallied, and the Cone-test Committee would like to congratulate the Top Three Counties!!

(In Alphabetical Order)
Gates – Clover Crunch: Chocolate Ice Cream with Caramel Crunch Pieces and Butterscotch Swirl
Johnston – 100 S’More Years: Chocolate Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Pieces and Marshmallow Cream Swirl
Tyrrell – 4-H Campfire Delight: Graham Cracker Ice Cream with Hershey Bar Chunks and Marshmallow Cream Swirl

The NC State Creamery is hard at work ordering all the ingredients for our Official Taste Test in January. Winning counties will be invited to send a representative to the taste test press conference we are planning with the Chancellor, Dean, Director and Tasting Committee.

We are still planning for a March launch of the ice cream….get your spoons ready!!!

 

4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest December 13, 2008

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:00 am
beesThis year’s statewide 4-H Bee Essay Contest topic will be “The Dance Language of Bees.”  The essay contest is open to active 4-H members only.   You don’t have to be a beekeeper, like bees, or even know a lot about them.  Just be willing to research the topic, and be creative yet accurate.  Those interested in entering the contest need to have their essays submitted to the 4-H office by February 12th, 2009.  There will be cash awards for winners.  Click here for complete details.