Brunswick County 4-H

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

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.


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


Achievement Banquet Monday February 12, 2009

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We’re looking forward to seeing all of you all spiffed up on Monday night to celebrate all of your achievements in the 2008 year.  There will be valet parking available by a few strapping men for your convenience.  4-Hers: Please arrive at the Extension office around 6pm for instructions.  The program will begin at 6:30pm, starting with introductions of the 4-Hers. 


We will be decorating tomorrow (Friday the 13th) during most of the day so if you would like to join in the fun just show up!  We will be doing most of the decorating during the morning and early afternoon.  Again, we are looking forward to spending this special evening with you and your family in your honor.  Congratulations on a wonderful year in 2008!!


National 4-H Week September 25, 2008

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October 5th-11th is National 4-H Week! 

Monday, October 6, 2008

Brunswick County Commissioners proclaim this week as Brunswick County 4-H Week.    If you would like to attend this meeting please meet at the 4-H Office at 6:30 for the 7:00PM Commissioners Meeting.  Sign up by October 1.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

“Walk for the Clover” – Come help us host, as County Employees walk the Brunswick County Government Complex Fitness trail from 11:00AM 3:00PM and earn a 4-H cup.  Also, we are baking and selling home-made 4-H Dog Treats.   Come and help us in the kitchen at 9:00AM.  Call the office to sign up by October 1.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

“Reading Makes the Best Better“4-H’ers will take time to read to local kindergarten classes.   4-H’ers need to sign up in advance and be at the 4-H office at 8:30AM.    Plans are for the Readers to read from 9:00am until 11:00am, we will give them a quick lunch and they can return to their own classes.  They will be transported to Bolivia Elementary School to read to the kindergarteners.   Arrangements may be made at other schools, depending on how many volunteers are available in the different sections of the county. 

Readers must be 12 or older.  Call to sign up before October 1.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

“Dancing and a Movie in the Garden” To top off the celebration week, we are planning on Dance Lessons in the Garden followed by a movie.  Events start at 4PM and end at 8PM.  Make your reservations for Family Night by calling the office by October 1.  We will start with shagging lessons with Charlie Spencer and learn line dancing with Leslie.  After dancing, we will have pizza, and then enjoy the Movie with popcorn.  The evening will cost $2.00 per person or $5.00 for the whole family.  Movie choices are “Remember the Titans”, “Finding Nemo”, “Homeward Bound” or “Happy Feet”.  Vote for your movie choice by when making reservations.

 Brunswick County 4-H'ers at Pony Express July 2008

Also to help celebrate National 4-H Week…

– Enter the “Color Me Green” 4-H Outline Drawing Contest.  Check out our website for an application.





– Send us your favorite 4-H story or photo

– Write a few sentences or even paragraphs entitled “What 4-H means to me” 


Stories, photos, & entries will run in the newspapers during National 4-H Week


All entries must be submitted to the Brunswick County 4-H office by October 1st. 

The “Color Me Green” contest has district and state level awards, and the top three picked story or writing will receive 4-H bucks to use at future 4-H events.  1st place-$15, 2nd place-$10, and 3rd place-$5

For the adults, “If you were a 4-H member as a kid or want to write about your volunteer experiences, please feel free to submit entries for the newspaper on “What 4-H means to me” or send us your favorite 4-H story or photo.