Brunswick County 4-H

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

New Hungry to Help Blog October 20, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 3:08 pm

Each of our State 4-H Council Officers have chosen a specific area to focus on related to Hungry To Help.  In order to share what they are doing with you and with our 4-H’ers, they have teamed up to create a Hungry To Help blog where they will share what they are doing related to Hungry To Help.  The State 4-H Council Officers will update monthly what they are doing and are asking that you share your stories as well! You can visit the blog by going to .

We have created a post titled “Share What You Are Doing” and ask that you “comment” to this post in order to share your stories.  The State 4-H Council Officers feel this is a great way to share the creative and fun things you are doing in your county related to Hungry To Help.

When you comment, please let us know what county is making the comment so we can make sure others know of the great work you are accomplishing!  Also, all comments must be approved before they appear on the blog, so if you don’t see it right away, don’t worry. Please feel free to share this blog with your 4-H’ers and volunteers.  Thank you in advance for all of the work you are doing related to Hungry To Help and for sharing your stories!

Also, if you have ideas or suggestions on how to improve the blog, please let me know.  This is a work in progress and any suggestions would be appreciated!



Sarah Hardison Kotzian
Extension 4-H Assistant



Merry Gold Gardeners JMG 4-H Club Gets Diggin’ October 15, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs,Community Service,volunteers — Blair Green @ 10:09 am

The Merry Gold Gardeners Junior Master Gardener 4-H Club have gotten business underway this year already with the start of a new vegetable garden this year.  This is the second year for the club, who last year planted a Butterfly Garden at Supply Elementary School outside the art room.  The club meets at Supply Elementary afterschool twice a month.  Club leaders are Grace Wrigley, Mercy McCurdy, and Ford Balch, all Brunswick County Master Gardeners.


2010 Merry Gold Gardeners



Working hard in the new vegetable garden at Supply Elementary.



Winter Workshops October 14, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:35 am

Abby cuts out the pattern for her sewing project during the Warm Hands Warm Heart Workshop in 2009.

It’s that time of year again when the weather starts getting cooler and we head to the 4-H office for some fun winter workshops.  We have three fun workshops planned in November and December, but space is very limited so don’t delay in signing up!  Call the 4-H office at 910-253-2610 to register.  Pre-registration is mandatory!

Gingerbread Times Two

Friday, November 12, 1 PM

This workshop focuses on beginning hand sewing skills, namely sewing on buttons and blanket stitch.  Participants will make a felt gingerbread ornament, practicing their hand sewing skills.  Additionally, we’ll make some gingerbread cookies.

Cost is $2.00 for this workshop led by Jane Kulesza and Trisha Apple.

Limit: 10 participants.

Sweet Holiday Dreams
Monday, December 20; 9 AM or 1 PM (two sessions)

Wake up Christmas morning on a pillowcase you made yourself!  Participants in this sewing workshop will make a fun pillowcase from several coordinating fabrics which will be provided.  This is a good beginner project to help master straight stitch sewing and zigzag seam finishing.  The 4-H sewing curriculum for this project can be downloaded at (

Elizabeth and Adora carefully crack open an egg and add it to their Moravian sugarcake mixture.

The cost is $4 per person.  Trisha Apple and Jane Kulesza will lead students through the project.

Limit: 6 participants per session.

Moravian Sugarcake Workshop
Wednesday, December 22, 1 PM

Miss Jane’s Sugarcake Workshop has become a Brunswick County 4-H tradition!  Make a delicious sugarcake and learn about the history of the Moravians in North Carolina.  Participants will also make a Christmas ornament while the dough is rising.

Cost is $5 which covers a Sugarcake that participants can bring home with them.

Enrollment is limited for this popular workshop so be sure to register early.


4-H Memories Contest – Vote Now! October 12, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 8:04 am

Sarah Osborne, State 4-H Secretary-Treasurer and Alamance County 4-H’er is in the top 10 for Out Here Magazines 4-H Memories Contest.  The website states, “The top vote-getter will receive a $1,000 Gift Card from Tractor Supply, plus a prize pack from the National 4-H Council, along with a featured spot in the Winter 2010 issue of Out Here magazine. Two runners-up each will receive a $500 Tractor Supply Gift Card and prize pack from the National 4-H Council, plus a spot Out Here magazine.”


Sarah has written a great story on her rescue horse, Rory that I know you will want to read and share with others.  Be sure to visit the Tractor Supply website and vote for Sarah Osborne. Please also share this message with others and encourage them to vote!  The link to the stories is:




Sarah Hardison Kotzian

Extension 4-H Assistant



Brunswick Buzz October Edition is here! October 5, 2010

Filed under: Newsletters — Blair Green @ 9:32 am
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Check out our October Brunswick County 4-H newsletter.  It is full of information about what’s been going on in 4-H and what’s coming up in the near future!

Highlights include:  Hickman’s Crossroads Installation; Pictures from Planet Fun and National 4-H Week Happenings including National Youth Science Day!

Brunswick Buzz


Sign Up for National Youth Science Day! October 4, 2010

Filed under: 4-H — Blair Green @ 9:05 am

On October 6th, 2010 youth in Brunswick County will join hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, and conduct one simultaneous experiment: 4-H2O, the 2010 National Science Experiment.

4-H2O will teach youth how carbon dioxide can affect aquatic animals, plants and other living organisms in lakes, streams, rivers and oceans.  It will feature a series of interactive activities and discussions to demonstrate the importance of water quality and its relevance to climate change, and how they can help reduce their carbon footprint in their own communities.

To combat a national shortage of young people pursuing science college majors and careers, 4-H National Youth Science Day will spark an early youth interest in science education. Currently, more than five million youth across the nation take part in 4-H science, engineering and technology year-long programming. Through the One Million New Scientists, One Million New Ideas campaign, 4-H has undertaken a bold goal to engage one million new young people in science, engineering and technology programs by the year 2013.

An event will be held at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Service at the Government Complex, Building N, at 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Youth ages 5-19 and their families are invited to attend.

To request more information or to RSVP to attend, please contact: Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant, at 910-253-2610 or