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January Wirt County 4-H Update

Here are a few updates as we start towards the end of January:

  • Project Books - Every child who was enrolled prior to December 15 should have received their project books by now. It's a good idea to get started on those books as soon as possible! Remember, look at the scoresheet inside of the book to see how many activities the 4-H member needs to complete for the year. For livestock books, the scoresheet is printed in the front of the record guide. If the member has not received a project book yet, it's highly likely we ran out and had to order more.  Those books will be in our office in February. You can find more information about 4-H project books on our Information for Families page. 
  • Poster, Photo and Writing Contests - Entries for these contests are due to the Extension Office no later than March 1, 2019. Cloverbuds are welcome to submit entries as well. We will display posters and photos around town in March and submit the winners to the state at the end of March.
  • County Roundup - The annual county roundup (presentation contest) will be held on March 21, 2019. Rules for this contest will be available on the Extension website soon and you should receive paper copies during your February meeting. Registration is due by March 8. Registration will be released online soon! Paper registration will be available from your club leaders in February.
  • State Camps - Registration for state camps is still available!  Check out the information on Dance Weekend and Teen Leader Weekend. Both camps have been operating for several years and receive rave reviews from campers. These are a great opportunity for participating in 4-H on a state level.
  • Camp Planning Meeting - There is a camp planning meeting on February 19 at the library. Teens will meet from 3:30 - 5 p.m. and adults will meet from 5 - 6 p.m. Teens are welcome to stay for the adult meeting. If your teen is attending, you must sign them out or send a note saying they are allowed to drive themselves or attend another after school event.
  • 4-H Camp - 4-H camp is scheduled for June 9-13.
  • All Star Acts of Service - The West Virginia Chapter of All Stars is celebrating their 100th birthday by placing a granite bench at Jackson's Mill. To celebrate the support of amazing volunteers over the life of West Virginia 4-H, they are compiling a commemorative booklet. You can submit a name in remembrance or honor of a volunteer for $5 (or greater donation) to be placed in the booklet. Checks should be made payable to WV All Stars and sent to WV All Stars c/o Sandy Sims, 504 Edgemont Terrace, Martinsburg, WV 25401.
  • 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassadors - WVU Extension is seeking motivated teens who aspire to help children and others in their community to become healthier. There is a health ambassador training camp on February 2 and 3 in Wood County that is free to any teen wanting to attend and commit to being a health ambassador. Contact the Extension Office if you are interested!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Wirt County Extension Office at 304-275-3101.