Brunswick County 4-H

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

County Council Car Wash September 30, 2009

Filed under: 4-H,County Council — Blair Green @ 6:09 am
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On Monday September 28th, 2009 the Brunswick County 4-H Council held a car wash in front of the Cooperative Extension Office.  Many government and extension employees took advantage of the convenience of getting their car washed right at their workplace.  Present to help with the car wash were Kelsey Sanders, Lindsey Sanders, Dorothy Conley, Justin Simmons, and Bryan Simmons.  Also giving a helping hand were parents Angela Sanders and Sybil Simmons. 

CC Car Wash 9-28-2009


State 4-H Council Conference Set for November 21-22 September 29, 2009

Filed under: 4-H,County Council — Blair Green @ 8:08 am
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Centennial Full_Color_with_dateIt is time for the 2009 State 4-H Council Conference! Youth from Brunswick County will have the opportunity to attend the State 4-H Council Conference November 21-22 at the Hilton North Raleigh. This conference is for youth ages 13-18 on January 1, 2009. Exciting workshops and speakers have been planned for the event. The North Carolina State 4-H Theme this year is “We Are 4-H: Then, Now, & Forever”. Some workshops will focus on this theme; however, the majority of the workshops will be leadership workshops. The cost for the conference is $137.00 which covers lodging, meals, and registration. Transportation to and from the conference will be provided from the Cooperative Extension Office in Bolivia, NC. Four-H scholarship monies accumulated during this year may be used toward the registration fee. A “day only” registration fee of $85.00 is being offered as well as “banquet only” tickets at the cost of $40 per ticket for Saturday. If you would like to sign up for this conference or would like more information, please contact Blair Green, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at 910-253-2610 or at Deadline to register is Wednesday October 28th, 2009.


4-Hers Put Hands to Larger Service September 28, 2009

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Centennial — Blair Green @ 3:45 pm
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Planning in conjunction with Brunswick County’s Fall Clean Up Week, twenty-three 4-H youth and parent volunteers joined together on Oak Island Beach on Saturday, September 19th to set their “hands to larger service” by helping to clean the environment and beautify the beach.  4-H agent, Blair Green, remembers one parent telling her that they figured the beach would be fairly clean and at first look it seemed okay, but it’s amazing what kind of trash they found when they actually started looking for it. Trash bags in hand, it was a great example to see young people involved in their community and the youth admitted they felt a sense of pride for their efforts when they completed the cleanup project. 

Centennial Beach Cleanup at OKI 2009-09-19



2010 Attractions for Sale! September 18, 2009

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 6:41 am
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Brunswick County 4-H is proud to offer you the new 2010 edition of the Attractions™ Dining and Value Guide! The Attractions™ book is a money saving coupon book with thousands of dollars in BUY ONE GET ONE FREE and discount coupons from the area’s best restaurants and retailers! Using 2 or 3 coupons at your favorite restaurants and stores will easily pay for the book and save you hundreds of dollars or more. Valid NOW through December 31, 2010!   Books are $25 each.  We also have a few of the 2009 books left that are good until December 31, 2009 and we are selling them for $5.00 each.


Attractions™ books make a great holiday and birthday gifts. Please offer the money saving coupon book to family, friends, and co-workers. If you would like to submit an order or if you have any questions, call Blair Green at (910) 253-2610.


Wanted: 4-H Horse Club Leader September 17, 2009

Filed under: 4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 9:30 am
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889286Brunswick County 4-H is looking for a volunteer to lead our 4-H Horse Club, the Silver Spurs.  If you enjoy working with  youth, are organized and a self-starter, this may be the volunteer experience you are looking for!  You are not required to have a previous knowledge of horses, just be willing to learn more!  4-H Clubs meet a minimum of once a month. 


Read the position description for more information. 


Contact Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant @ or 910.253.2610 if you are interested or have questions.


NC Goat and Sheep Producers Roundup

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 6:58 am
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“The NC Goat and Sheep Producers Roundup on August 14-15 was in Greensboro, NC. The workshop was very educational and informative. I learned a lot about caring for our animals and disease prevention. Participants received hands-on help, tips, and information on showing animals. We were able to eat a variety of delicious goat and lamb meat cooked different ways. There were door prizes available and live demonstrations on clipping goats and sheep’s feet and giving shots. It was a very educational experience and I look forward to going again. ”

Submitted by:
Elizabeth Mintz, 16, Rowdy Farms 4-H Club



Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 3:05 pm

NC Fair premium_book_coverWork with any young gardeners? Encourage them show off their stuff with a chance to win glory and fame (and to learn a lot about horticulture) at the 2009 State Fair Flower Show.  

The youth division can be found on page 53 in the NC State Fair premium book.  There are three shows. The deadline to register is Friday Oct 2. Entry days for the three shows are: Oct 15, Oct 19, and Oct 22.

The categories are as follows:

Group 1 age 5 – 7

  • Best cut flower
  • Best fresh arrangement for a small table
  • Best dish garden
  • Best craft or animal made from natural product

Group 2 ages 8-12

  • Best cut flower
  • Best dish garden max 15″x15″x15″
  • Best terrarium 18″x18″x18″
  • Fresh arrangement for a small table, max 12″
  • Dried arrangement for a small table, max 12″
  • Best craft or animal made from natural product
  • Best container grown plant in 6″ or smaller pot, max height 14″

Group 3 ages 13-17

  • Best cut flower
  • Best dish garden max 15″x15″x15″
  • Best terrarium 18″x18″x18″
  • Fresh arrangement for a small table, max 12″
  • Dried arrangement for a small table, max 12″
  • Best craft or animal made from natural product
  • Best container grown plant in 6″ or smaller pot, max height 14″