Brunswick County 4-H

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

Horse Volunteers Training Opportunity January 7, 2011

Filed under: 4-H,Agriculture — Blair Green @ 6:15 am

NC/VA Horse Leader Training Conference The NC/VA Leader Training will be held January 29-30, 2011 NC/VA  at the Guilford Co. Extension Office, Greensboro, NC. Conference topics will provide an overview of youth horse program activities, including organizing the horse club, recruiting parent support, fund raising and specific information on training youth for educational contests, horse shows, and much more.  It will be hosted by NC 4-H Horse Program.

Information is listed at:

Registration is $25 and is due by January 10th.  The registration form is available on the above website.


Hickman’s Crossroads Making New Paths January 6, 2011

Filed under: 4-H Clubs — Blair Green @ 6:11 am

On Friday, the third of December, the club went on its first hike in Columbus County on Darby Dawkin’s farmland. We hiked for one hour and then we sat around a bonfire while roasting marshmallows and hotdogs. Also, Darby Dawkins, our historian, taught our first astronomy class. This event was dedicated to the Hooven family who recently moved to Stanley County, NC. The Hoovens have been a very active family in our 4-H club. WE WILL MISS THEM!   -Submitted by Camden Clark,    Reporter for Hickman’s Crossroads 4-H club


The Brunswick Buzz January Edition is Here! January 5, 2011

Filed under: 4-H,Newsletters — Blair Green @ 11:43 am

Hot off the press; it’s the first newsletter of 2011!  This this edition you’ll find information about upcoming club meetings, our annual achievement banquet, the brand new Teens in Leadership Training program and more!  Click here to check it out.

Check out the article on the Hickman's Crossroads 4-H Club!


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.


Teens: Sign Up for the Junior Leader Retreat to the Mountains! December 21, 2010

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

Wayne County 4-H is happy to offer an opportunity for youth in 6th grade and up to participate in their District Leadership Retreat January 15-17 at Black Mountain, NC.  We will be Snow Tubing this year in addition to some fun workshops.  The cost will be $100 which includes lodging, snow tubing (not skiing or snowboarding), transportation and all meals.  Transportation will be provided from the Extension Office in Bolivia.  Space is limited so please reserve your spot as soon as possible but no later than January4th!  Payment must be received before your spot is reserved.


Tis the Season to Show Your Appreciation and Support of Our Troops December 16, 2010

Filed under: Community Service — Blair Green @ 10:41 am

Support our troops stationed overseas by sending a free Christmas card from Xerox at Choose from several different card designs and personalize your card by adding a message, your name and hometown.  The postcards, depicting patriotic scenes and hometown images, were selected from a pool of entries from children across the country.