Brunswick County 4-H

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

4th Annual Sugar Cake Workshop a Success December 31, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,volunteers — Blair Green @ 6:49 am

Miss Jane Kulesza’s Sugarcake Workshop has become a Brunswick County 4-H tradition!  4-H members made delicious sugarcakes and learned about the history of the Moravians in North Carolina.  Participants also made a Christmas ornament when the dough was rising with help from 4-H alum, Perry Grosch.

Abby and Tyson cut chunks of butter to top their cakes.

John works diligently on his Moravian ornament.


4-Hers Sew Winter Pillow Cases December 30, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,volunteers — Blair Green @ 10:42 am

Last Monday twelve 4-Hers met with long-time 4-H volunteers Jane Kulesza and Trisha Apple at the Brunswick County Extension office to take part in the Sweet Dreams Workshop.  Participants assembled beautiful fleece pillow cases as they mastered straight stitch sewing and zigzag seam finishing.  The 4-H sewing curriculum for this project can be downloaded by clicking here.

Bobbi Jane is sooooo excited to sew her pillowcase!!


Dillon prepares his fabric for sewing.


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.



Summer Fun Goes Out With a Bang August 20, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,County Council,summer fun,volunteers — Blair Green @ 9:39 am

Master Gardener Bill helps a youngster at the Ring Toss

It was all smiles at the Moon Bounce Party!

Well, the end of Summer Fun is here yet again so this year we decided to end it with a huge celebration of new and old friends, yummy treats, and photographed memories.  Over 130 Summer Fun participants and their families attended the Moon Bounce bash at the Botanical Garden at the Cooperative Extension Office.

A musical slideshow played continuously inside where folks gathered to eat hotdogs and laugh at moments captured in time.  Outside there were two moon bounce houses, a putt-putt challenge, ring toss, and popcorn.  Candy and 4-H tattoos and stickers were given as prizes to game participants.  A 4-H Goodie Basket was raffled during the night that was stuffed with 4-H themed items.  The winner of the basket was Adrienne Walton.

Adrienne was the winner of the 4-H Goodie Basket! The basket included a t-shirt, cups, Centennial cookbook, and more!

Participants were also able to pick up a copy of the slideshow on a CD to take home and enjoy with their family.  All of the Summer Fun pictures will be uploaded to a Shutterfly account for parents to download and make prints.

The end was bittersweet.  So many fond memories were made during the summer of 2010 but we had to say goodbye to Summer Fun coordinator Angie Lawrence.  Angie did an AWESOME job this summer and she will truly be missed.  We hope she will be able to join us again next year!  We would also like to thank all of the volunteers and teens who helped us with the party, taught a summer fun class, or helped with planning.  We have top notch volunteers in Brunswick County!


Southern Region 4-H Volunteer Forum August 19, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,volunteers — Blair Green @ 8:43 am

Southern Region 4-H Volunteer Forum is right around the corner and we’ve finally received the information we need to help you get volunteers interested in attending registered!!!  This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to meet peers, gain new ideas, and be invigorated! Scholarships are available for this conference.  Email Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant, for the registration form for the Forum, or Rock Eagle as folks fondly call it, which is scheduled for September 30 – October 3, 2010.


Last Day to Sign Up for 4-H Volunteer Training August 17, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs,volunteers — Blair Green @ 8:12 am
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If you are interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer in Brunswick County, today is the last day to sign up for the August 24th training session.  This training will be geared mostly towards starting a 4-H Club.  Potential volunteers will be required to submit a 4-H Volunteer Application and receive a reference and background check.  Contact Leslie Kammer, 4-H Program Assistant, at or 910-253-2610 for more information or to sign up.


Volunteers- Make Plans to Attend the SE District Volunteer Leaders Meeting August 16, 2010

Filed under: 4-H,4-H Clubs,volunteers — Blair Green @ 4:04 pm
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The next Southeast District Volunteer Leaders Meeting will be held on Sept. 11, in Jones County. During this meeting volunteers will be offered workshops, which counts toward one of their two required trainings to keep club charters, will have a brief business meeting, and will be making plans for the country store and auction (held at the State Volunteer/Leaders Conference in Feb). Gwindy is working hard to improve the district association by trying to provide the things our volunteers need.

However, she cannot accomplish this by herself and would really love the input of volunteers from all counties in the district.  The meeting will start at 10am and go to about 2pm. This meeting/training is free, however everyone who attends is asked to bring a dish to share with everyone.

If you are a Brunswick County 4-H Volunteer and would like to attend, email Leslie Kammer at to RSVP.  Transportation will be provided if 3 or more volunteers attend.