Brunswick County 4-H

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

Show us your BEADS! January 27, 2010

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Join us February 15th for an evening of awards, entertainment, food, & fun as we celebrate our annual 4-H Achievement Banquet.  This year has a new twist with a Masquerade Ball theme & an added bonus of making this a charity event to raise money for BRUNSWICK COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE.

Youth: We are sponsoring a mask decoration contest at the banquet.  So decorate your own mask at home & wear it on the 15th.  Winners  receive a $10 4-H mall gift certificate.   Age Divisions: 5-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19  (All 5-8 year old participants will receive a participation ribbon.)

Parents: Don’t worry we realize you won’t make a mask, but you  can buy one.  All  proceeds go to Relay.  Place your order with the 4-H office by February 5th.

Parents & Youth:  Visit friends, family, teachers, & anyone you know.  Ask them to give a donation to support your efforts in Relay for Life.  Collect the money in $1, $5, $10, or $15 amounts to receive beads, hats, & feather boas to wear for the banquet.  Once you collect the money, contact the 4-H   office by February 5th to let us know your collection amounts, so we can order your articles.  THE MORE THE MERRIER!  A special award will be given to the person who raises the most money.  

See the flyer for more details:


4-Hers Learn Sewing Basics January 25, 2010

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4-H volunteer Jane Kulesza led a workshop to introduce the basics of sewing to 4-Hers.  The participants made mini purses from a Utah State University Cooperative Extension sewing project.  Skills developed from the beginner level project were pivoting corners, turning right side out, top stitching, as well as decision making.

Lydia working on her mini purse.

Participants were Alexis Apple, Amelia Apple, Autumn Apple, Zoe Blake, Lydia Lewis, Abbi Melcher, and Hannah Teeters.

A three day sewing workshop will be offered April 7th-9th at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office.  The workshop will be taught by 4-H volunteers and is open to any youth ages 5-19 interested in sewing.


Upcoming Club Meetings January 23, 2010

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Teeters family with chicks hatched from the 4-H Embryology program.

Junior Master Gardener Club Meeting: Tuesday Jan 26th @ Southport Elementary

Dirt Diggers: Tuesday Jan 26th and Feb 9th at Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center @ 4:15pm

Merry Gold Gardeners: Wednesday Jan 27th @ Supply Elementary

Silver Spurs: Friday Feb 5th at 5:00pm @ the Cooperative Extension office

Rowdy Farms: Friday Feb 5th and  Friday Feb 19 at 4:00pm @ the Cooperative Extension office

County 4-H Council: Tuesday Feb 9th at 5:00 pm at the Cooperative Extension office (6th graders and up welcome)

For additional information about meeting information or joining one of our many clubs, contact Leslie Kammer @ 910.253.2610 or


4-Hers Attend Jr. Leader Ski Retreat January 22, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 11:10 am

Eleven youth from Brunswick County joined 60 youth from the Southeast District in a Jr. Leader Ski Retreat in Black Mountain, North Carolina.  During the three day weekend, participants learned about 4-H science curriculum including rocketry and earth worms, participated in team building and prevention workshops, and skied at Cataloochee Ski Resort.  Several of the teens who attended the retreat plan to teach a workshop for younger youth during the 4-H Summer Fun program.  Participants from Brunswick County were  Dillon Bernheisel, John Bernheisel, Janzen Jones, Kirra Jones, Karen Lang, Maddy Lang, Sammi Lawrence, John Macon Michaux, Kelsey Sanders, Hannah Wallace and Andrew Walton.

Hannah, Sammi, and Kirra lift Janzen through the "Spider Web" to Andrew and John Macon on the "safe side"

John Macon coming back after skiing.


Help for Haiti

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:28 am

Staff at National 4-H Council have been hearing amazing stories about the endeavors of our national 4-H community to assist with relief efforts for Haiti. For that reason, we have created a discussion board on our national 4-H Facebook page to help the 4-H community to connect, facilitate discussion surrounding these great efforts and help others to find out how they too can get involved. If you are leading an effort to assist in Haiti relief, feel free to post your activities on the new discussion thread so others can join in or duplicate your efforts in their own locale. The 4-H Facebook page already has more than 67,000 active participants and has proven to be a simple way to connect our 4-H community online and to nationally aggregate our great efforts. If you are not yet a FAN of the page, why not join, it’s easy. Just log onto our national 4-H Facebook page to add in your ideas and connect with 4-Hers, staff and alumni all around the nation. People are willing and anxious to help with Haitian relief, tell them where to find you locally so your efforts can grow!


Join the Fight against Hunger

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:23 am

Suzanne LeMenestrel at National 4-H Headquarters forwarded this announcement regarding a scholarship opportunity to recognize youth involved in charities to fight hunger.  You may know that the Sodexo Foundation provides $5,000 scholarships to students in K – grad school who are fighting hunger in America. If you know of any students in the US who are doing great things to fight hunger, encourage them to apply between now and Feb. 26.  In addition to the scholarships, the Sodexo Foundation will provide a matching $5,000 grant to the students’ designated charity. You can learn more and apply for this scholarship at  There are more than 49 million people at risk of hunger in America, so thank you for sharing this information with as many people as you can.


90 Days til Earth Day Program with Ocean Cure January 20, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 10:26 am

Ocean Cure, the non-profit organization ran by Indo Jax Surf School to provide surf camps to medically fragile and at-risk youth is kicking off their 2nd annual 90 Days to Earth Day event on January 22nd.  Grand Prize for this event is a brand new handcrafted surfboard!  Other prizes include a week long surf camp, t-shirts, stickers and more.  This is a great event for environmental stewardship and teaching our youngsters about the importance of keeping our waterways pollution free!   From January 22 – April 22 (Earth Day)  For 90 days collect as much litter as you can.  Dispose of it!  Keep a photo essay of everything you collect.  Turn it in to Tony Butler @ Sweetwater WB, Rob @ Mellow Mushroom, or Craig @ Surf House CB.  Clean our rivers, beaches, and intercoastals.  Grades K-12 are eligible.  Many prizes will be awarded.  Recycle everything you can.  Use reusable bags when collecting.  For more information, call Kevin Murphy at 919-247-1630   Visit