To help promote the Tazewell 4-H Show and Jr. Fair, we have purchased 400 yard signs. Would you help us get them up throughout the county?
You can stop by the office to pick them up. If regular business hours are not good for you to make a trip to Pekin, just give me a call or email and we can brainstorm some ideas on how to get them to you.
Over the years working with the 4-H program, I have heard many stories about getting ready for the 4-H Show. Usually the stories involve high levels of stress, last minute projects, crisis with supplies, and parents having to nag their kids to get them to do their projects.
I would love it is every 4-Her planned ahead and got their projects done weeks before the fair. But I also understand the reality is going to continue to be crazy busy 4-Hers working on projects up till the last minute.
So what I would like to really encourage you is to try and keep it in perspective. Do your best but don't stress. Your relationship with your parents, siblings, grandparents, mentors, etc. are much more important than any blue ribbon. As you are working on your projects, if you feel the stress coming on, take a deep breath, use kind words in kind tones, ask for help and remember the Golden Rule: treat others how you would like to be treated.
I am excited for the upcoming 4-H Show & Jr. Fair. I can't wait to see you and your exhibits and have fun together at all of the events.
9, 16 Horse Clinics, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
11 Horse Committee meeting, 7 p.m.
12 Federation Meeting, Ext office, 6:30 p.m.
14—Poultry blood testing, 9—11 a.m.
14—18 Tazewell at 4-H Camp
19 Pre Show Superintendent's meeting
24—29 IL State Fair Jr. Horse Show
28 4-H Show & Jr. Fair Set Up
30—Aug. 2 4-H Show & Jr. Fair
2—Show & Jr. Fair projects released & Clean Up
10 IL State Fair begins
11 Tazewell General projects judged at State Fair
25—State Fair Dog Show
30 4-H Show Evaluation meeting
available at Extension office.
Anyone planning to exhibit in the beginning Aerospace class for the 4-H Show has the opportunity to purchase the rocket kit at the Extension office. Kits are for sale at $7.50. The Aerospace judge recommended these kits, thus they meet the judging requirements. Since they were purchased in quantity, we got a great deal on them. Stop by the office to purchase your kit.
Register Now! 2012 North Central Region Volunteer Forum will be held Oct. 11-14, in Wichita, KS. For more information go to http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=314. All 4-H volunteers in the 12 North Central states are welcome to attend. Early bird registration is $200 through July 31..