Brunswick County 4-H

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State Council Conference: We Are 4-H: Past, Present, & Future November 23, 2009

Representing Brunswick County at the State Council Conference



Six Brunswick County 4-Hers attended the annual 4-H State Council Conference for youth ages 13-19 in Raleigh, NC.  This year’s theme was “We Are 4-H: Past, Present, and Future” and the conference focused on how 4-H has changed from its beginnings, where it is today and where it will head in the future.  The workshops focused on careers and entrepreneurship as well as leadership, citizenship and team building workshops.  Our county delegates completed several requirements of the 4-H Ambassador program.  The mission of the North Carolina 4-H Ambassador program is to empower teen 4-H leaders with the knowledge, skills, and aspirations necessary to be effective advocates for NC 4-H Youth Development.  Participants were Perry Grosch, 17 of Oak Island; Janzen Jones, 13 of Southport; Samantha Lawrence, 14 of Southport, Kendrick Morgan, 17 of Supply; Bryan Simmons, 16 of Supply; and Justin Simmons, 17 of Supply.


Brunswick County Celebrates 100 Years of 4-H October 8, 2009

Brunswick County 4-H celebrated 100 years of 4-H in North Carolina on October 5th, 2009.  The night was packed full of activities, including a Favorite Foods Fair, a 4-H themed Cake Decorating Contest, entertainment, and a time capsule dedication.  Many honors were given including a thanks to volunteer leaders for all of their time and dedication to the program, to Farm Bureau for their continual support of 4-H, to Mr. & Mrs. Earp for donating the use of their farm for the past 20 years for our Life on the Farm 3rd grade school enrichment program, and to the past Brunswick County 4-H professionals in attendance.  Thanks was also given to Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Hills, Walmart, and Lowe’s for their donations.  Entertainment was provided by Amber & Rosie Yurgel with a 4-H Cheer and by Samantha Lawrence sining “We Are 4-H.”

Centennial Celebration


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

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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



Make Your Own Centennial T-Shirt! May 11, 2009

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Join us on Friday June 5th at the Extension Office to make your own 4-H Centennial T-Shirt!  The cost is only $10 which includes all supplies, including your t-shirt!  The shirts will be green with a white design.  You must be 13 years old to participate in the workshop.  But don’t worry- if you are 12 or under you can still get a shirt!  Just place your order with the size of t-shirt you want with $10 and you can pick up your shirt one week later on Friday June 12th.

Sign-up by Wednesday June 3rd!!

The stencil for the shirts is being made from the design submitted by the winner of the T-Shirt Contest, who will be announced at the Summer Fun Kick-off on May 28th 5:30-6:30pm.


4-H Entertains 2009 & 100 “Green” Foods Drive March 31, 2009

This year’s 4-H Entertains Talent Show was full of youthful talent and enthusiasm. The judges had an extremely hard time picking the best out of a field of sixteen “super stars”. Winners were Joshua and Mary Ellen playing a mandolin and violin duet. Also winning this year were Bryan and Justin as they “jammed” on the keyboard and drums. Alternate this year is Sammi who sang.  The two acts will advance to District Activity Day.  All the acts were great including singers, Katie and Alexis; clarinet duo, Hayley and Savanna ; a piano medley by Carlyn; dancers, Sammi and Janzen; jump-roping Bobbi Jane and cheerleaders, Amber and Rosie. Also, thanks to our judges; Susan Morgan, Jill Puckett & Nicole Mitchell, from the Extension Office.

Bryan on the Keyboard

Bryan on the Keyboard

Sammi Sings

Sammi Sings

Katie Sings "I Like It, I Love It"

Katie Sings "I Like It, I Love It"

Carlyn on the Keyboard

Carlyn on the Keyboard

Joshua and Mary Ellen Advance to District Activity Day.

Joshua and Mary Ellen Advance to District Activity Day.

100 “Green” Foods Drive
It was not hard to collect 100 food items for this project. Actually 148 items were turned in and the winning club was Silver Spurs with 59 items. The Silver Spurs will receive a pizza party at one of their 4-H meetings.  There were a lot of contributions from the Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association and the office. Donors were very creative in finding “green” food! Favorites include; green salad dressing and green (pistachio) pudding. At the talent show, the collection was presented to Lock Newlin, a representative from Brunswick Family Assistance for distribution to families in need.
Brunswick County 4-H Presents 148 "Green" Foods for the NC 4-H Centennial

Brunswick County 4-H Presents 148 "Green" Foods for the NC 4-H Centennial


4-H Centennial Homecoming Save the Date March 13, 2009

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100 Years! Wow. What an achievement. And, what a birthday! new-image

Few organizations or companies ever reach their centennial year. But, as you know, in 2009 the North Carolina 4-H Program will celebrate 100 years. From humble beginnings in northeastern North Carolina as corn growing clubs, North Carolina 4-H has grown into the largest youth development program in the state. Today’s 4-H is a mirror image demographically of the youth living in North Carolina between the ages of 5 and 19. With the support of over 22,980 volunteers we now serve more than 239,000 young people.

To celebrate this momentous milestone in our history, an exciting event has been planned. Please reserve the evening of Tuesday, July 21, 2009 for the “NC 4-H Centennial Homecoming.” This event will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and celebrate our past as we position 4-H for the future.

Send your email address to to be placed on the email invitation list!!Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and be a part of history in the making. Details and an official invitation will follow in early April 2009.

Celebrating NC 4-H,

Marshall Stewart
Associate Director, Department Head and State Program Leader
Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences


100 “Green” Food Drive March 12, 2009

In honor of the North Carolina 4-H Centennial, Brunswick County 4-H is sponsoring a “Green” Food Drive. The goal is to donate 100 non-perishable items (all green for 4-H) to commemorate 100 years of 4-H. The Drive began on March 1st and will continue until March 30th during the 4-H Talent Show. The club that donates the most food items will receive a pizza party at their next club meeting, sponsored by the 4-H office. Individuals can also make donations. Food items can be dropped off at the Cooperative Extension Office at the government complex, Building N. Nearly 50 items have been donated already, but we need your help to reach our goal! The green items will be donated to the Brunswick County Family Assistance Program.