It’s been very busy here at the 4-H office this past week. I thought a little behind the scenes blog would be appropriate 🙂 Last week we had the last of the chicks hatched from the elementary schools come back into the office from Southport, Bolivia, and Supply Elementaries. This school year we had hundreds of chicken eggs enter the schools to be hatched and cared for by second graders all over the county. On Monday we also received five entries for the Career Poster Contest. Those five will be judged and sent to District Activity Day for further competition.
We had a Centennial Committee meeting on Tuesday with seven dedicated 4-Hers. There was a lot to get done in only an hour’s worth of time. Plans were started to write letters for donation for local grocery stores, deciding on guidelines for the cake decorating contest at the Centennial Celebration, and ideas for a video invitation. The committee also signed up to order Centennial T-Shirts to help promote our Centennial to others. If you would like to order one please email your name and shirt size to email@example.com. Shirts are $10 and can be paid for when you pick up the shirt.
We also had a County Council meeting on Tuesday night after the Centennial meeting. There were 9 in attendance! The most all year! I was so thrilled to see everyone there and to see some new faces too! I hope that they will keep coming. We also had a lot to do at this meeting. With our secretary-treasurer absent (had to get his wisdom teeth out!) Stefanie dutifully took over his responsibilities for the evening. They made some great attempts at a video to show to Summer Fun kids before they head out for their day camps this summer. The goal is to get more kids who only participate in Summer Fun to make the leap and join 4-H year round.
Summer Fun started on Thursday!! Mrs. Julia and Mrs. Gina took a group to Indigo Farms for “Dash to Calabash” on Thursday. The trip included a hayride, picking blueberries, eating watermelon, and getting to pet all of the animals at the farm. It was a great start to what will hopefully be a great summer! On Friday Mrs. Julia and Miss Leslie took a group to the NC Battleship, on a Trolley Tour of downtown Wilmington, and to the traveling Vietnam War Memorial at Ogden Park for “Raise the Flag.” They experienced a special educational program at the battleship. They learned how to properly board the ship, how phone calls were made aboard ship, where the sailors slept, how the food was made, and how morse code messages were sent. Click here for our full Summer Fun schedule.
This is just the beginning of summer. There’s so much more in store! If you haven’t checked out our Summer Fun schedule, don’t wait! There are still several spots available but they are slowly becoming full. There are tons of activities for ages 5 to 19! See you soon!