Hamilton County 4-H News
In This Issue
- 4-H Food Stand at the Hamilton County Fair
- Pioneer Country Kids to Host Paint Class
- 4-H Parade of Projects
- Federation Meeting Planned
- Hamilton County Livestock Show
- Tractor Rodeo
- Hamilton County 4-H Poultry Show
- Hamilton County 4-H Rabbit Show
- Hamilton County 4-H Small Pet, Dog, Cat Show
- Hamilton County 4-H Hosts Ag Olympics
- County Line Crew
- Fall Festival Parade Planned
- Records Due
- Hunger Ambassador Summit Planned
- Understanding 4-H Premiums
- Hall of Fame Celebration
- Illinois State Fair
- Get REAL with 4-H
- Tree Identification Workshop Planned
- Upcoming Dates
- 4-H is online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Youth Sponsors
4-H Food Stand at the Hamilton County FairThis year the Hamilton County Fair will be held over a week long period. Friday, July 20 will kick off with a Horse Show followed by a Demo Derby on Saturday, July 21. The next week there will be a Horse races on July 23 and Mud Bog on Saturday, July 28. We will take care of getting all supplies ready for each night. 4-H members are asked to help when they can. Remember, a portion of the profits will go back to the clubs that provide helpers! Call the office and let us know when you can work!
Pioneer Country Kids to Host Paint ClassThe Pioneer Country Kids 4-H Club will host a paint class on August 2 in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. after Parade of Projects. A $20.00 fee will cover the cost of supplies. Abbie Bryant with Abbie's Eye from Carmi will serve as instructor. This class is limited to 24 participants so call the office at 643-3416 to sign up today!
4-H Parade of ProjectsThe Hamilton County HCE will hold a special opportunity for youth to exhibit their 4-H projects, Thmsday, August 2 at 1 :00 p.m. at Heritage Woods. 4-H members are asked to bring a project or two to show the residents and HCE members. Please be prepared to talk about your project and bring any ribbons or awards that you received at the fair. This will count on your records as a talk or demonstration for each project you bring and as a presentation to other groups if you share a 4-H story.
Federation Meeting PlannedMark your calendar for the Federation meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 8 at the Farmers Market beginning at 1:00 p.m. We will be making plans for Fall Festival Parade and Window Display. Remember, anyone can attend Federation meetings and they count towards your 6 meetings attended. Hope to see you there!
Hamilton County Livestock ShowThe Hamilton County 4-H Livestock Show was held on Friday, July 6, 2018. A large crowd gathered to watch our 4-H members exhibit their livestock projects. Four species were exhibited by 4-H members: sheep, goats, swine and cattle. Thank you to Jeff Rister for evaluating our livestock projects.
Results for the show are: Sheep
Champion Wether-Gavin Douglass
Junior Showmanship-Gavin Douglass
Champion Meat Doe-Kate Miller
Reserve Champion Meat Doe-Leslie Davis
Champion Wether-Kate Miller Senior Showmanship-Kate Miller
Champion Gilt-Carrie Rapp
Reserve Champion Gilt-Samuel Lueke
Champion Barrow-Gavin Douglass
Reserve Champion Barrow-Samuel Lueke
Senior Showmanship-Elaine Miller
Junior Showmanship-Gavin Douglass Beef
Champion Female-Braxton Ragan
Reserve Champion Female-Caroline Lueke
Champion Steer-Samuel Lueke Senior Showmanship-Braxton Ragan
Junior Showmanship-Caroline Lueke
Champion Bucket Calf-Cambri Dean
Junior- Caroline LuekeSenior-Kate Miller
Tractor RodeoThe annual Tractor Rodeo was held on July 7 at 11 :00 a.m. at the Hamilton County Fair grounds in conjunction with Ageless Iron Tractor Show. There were only two participants. Kora Wellen took first place with a time of 1 :52 and Kade Wellen got second with a time of 2:45. Neither driver had any penalties. Congratulations to two fine young drivers!
Hamilton County 4-H Poultry ShowThe Hamilton County 4-H Poultry show was held on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Judge Mike Wilson was very impressed by the quality of chickens presented. Forty poultry projects were exhibited. Courtney Lynn was presented Grand Champion with her duck and Reserve Champion was awarded to Camryn Parker with her hen. Great job exhibitors!
Hamilton County 4-H Rabbit ShowThe Hamilton County 4-H Rabbit show was held on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Twenty rabbits were exhibited. Congratulations to Courtney Lynn as she exhibited the Grand Champion rabbit with her market pen of three, and received reserve with her heavyweight rabbit. Judge Mike Wilson presented a brief lesson at the end to the exhibitors talking about what he looked for in a champion rabbit.
Hamilton County 4-H Small Pet, Dog, Cat ShowThe Hamilton County 4-H Small Pet, Dog, and Cat Show was held on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Several gathered to watch our 4-H members participate in the show. We had a total of 4 dogs, 3 cats, and one sugar glider exhibited. Best of Show Small Pet was awarded to Caitlyn Richards with her sugar glider exhibit. Best of Show for our Cat show was presented to Caitlyn Richards with Cat. Best of Show for our Dog Division was awarded to Maddie Karcher with Mickey. The crowd also enjoyed watching the Dog Obedience. Thank you to Johnna Musgrave for judging our show.
Hamilton County 4-H Hosts Ag Olympics4-H members, parents, leaders, volunteers, and spectators gathered at the 4-H Barn on the evening of Thursday, July 5 to participate in the annual Ag Olympics games. Approximately 60 eager 4-H members and adults competed in various events.
Three Legged Race1st-Samuel Clark and Braxton Ragan; 2nd-Emilee Cox and Kora Wellen; 3rd-Caroline Lueke and Maddie Karcher
1st-Danielle Lynn; 2nd-Leslie Davis; 3rd-Kelci Wellen
Feed Sack Races
1 st-Samuel Clark; 2nd-Emilee Cox; 3rd-Caroline Lueke
Musical Feed Sacks
1st-Grace Woodrow; 2nd-Samuel Clark;3rd-Aydan HoodScoop Shovel Races
1st-Maddie Karcher and Caroline Lueke; 2nd-Cambri Dean and Grace Woodrow; 3rd-Emilee Cox and Natalie Reynolds
1st-Maddie Karcher and Caroline Lueke; 2nd-Madison Miller and Maddi Maxwell; 3rd-Shiloh Willis and Hayden Davis
1st-Samuel Clark and Aaron Webb; 2nd-Lainey Davis and Karli Wellen; 3rd-Elaine Miller and Kate Miller
Watermelon Eating Contest 1st-Emilee Cox; 2nd-Maddie Karcher; 3rd-Samuel Clark
Thank you to all our participants!
County Line CrewCounty Line Crew met at 5:30 July 12th at the Macedonia Lodge. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Braxton Ragan. Maddi Maxwell and Sarah Darnell reported on ISA, Elaine Miller reported on the federation meeting and about the livestock show. In new business we talked about having records done by next meeting and concession stand sign up. The next meeting will be held on August 13 at 5:30 at the Macedonia Lodge. We ask that if you have any CLC pictures to post them to County Line Crew's Facebook page.
Fall Festival Parade PlannedFall Festival will be held September 6, 7, and 8 . Each year the Hamilton County 4-H clubs work together to build a float. This year should be no exception! The theme is "Illinois Bi-Centennial." We will be work ing on the float after school on Tuesday, September 4 (location to be determined later). This will also be our September Federation meeting. Just like in the past, we will have our Prince John Woodrow and Princess Cecelia Lueke ride the float. It will be a patriotic theme so please dress in Red, white and blue, with a little 4-H added in! We will need kids to ride and walk along the parade route. Please plan to attend this meeting and help with the float.
Records DueAll 4-H records, including Individual Experience Award, Blue Sheets, Coral County Sponsored Awards, Secretary's Books and Treasurer's Books (with completed financial statement) are all due August 31 ! All forms are available on the website! If you need assistance, please call the office before the deadline.
Hunger Ambassador Summit PlannedThe State 4-H Office, with sponsorship from State Farm Insurance Companies, will host a weekend event for 120 4-H Youth, 7th - 12th grades and their mentors, in the Bloomington-Normal area. This inaugural event will assist in training youth to become Hunger Ambassadors in their communities and county to address the issues of hunger and poverty in Illinois. The Summit is the culmination of the implementation of a Hunger Ambassador program in a county and/or unit as well as the kickoff for a new year of programs and activities. This event will be held Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23 at the Radisson in Normal, Illinois.
A $15 fee will cover all costs associated with the weekend.
At the end of the weekend, the participants will be able to:
• Identify ways to become an Agent of Change
• Identify three programs and/or activities that address poverty, food insecurity and hunger in his or her community
• Build an Illinois community of Hunger Ambassadors which provides a network of resources.
• Leave the weekend with a viable action plan for the participant's home unit and individual growth.
Kate Miller will share best practices in planning a MPE and Hamilton County will share best practices with gardening and cooking classes.
Understanding 4-H PremiumsIn the past, the Illinois Department of Ag has provided funds to local Illinois 4-H members in the forms of premiums (cash prizes) for participation in 4-H shows and exhibitions. We currently have no guarantee that those funds will be provided. We treasure each of our 4-H families and know that you make a financial investment in your 4-H project work. We hope you continue to take pride in your 4-H learning and continue to participate fully in the 4-H program. As you are aware, we have no control on the actions of Illinois government.
Hall of Fame CelebrationThe Illinois 4-H Foundation will honor outstanding volunteers at a gathering Tuesday, August 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Orr Building of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Each county 4-H program was allowed to submit the name of a volunteer who has made tremendous contributions to the local 4-H program to receive the Hall of Fame Award. Ruth Bryson will be recognized from Hamilton County.
Illinois State FairExhibit days for non-livestock 4-H projects will be Friday, August 10 - Monday, August 13 in the 4-H Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Our day at the state fair will be Friday, August 10.
DAILY SCHEDULE FOR STATE FAIR 4-H GENERAL PROJECT SHOW
DROP OFF your exhibit anytime from 8 to 9:30 am at the Orr Building. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO CHECK IN WITH ANYONE. CHECK THE BOARD to see what time you should be back for judging. Members must be present for conference judging. LEAVE YOUR EXHIBIT on display throughout the day. You cannot remove it before the release time at 3:30. PICK UP YOUR EXHIBIT from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. We hope all families will honor the 3:30 release time....pretty please. You are allowed to have someone else take your project home for you if you are not able to stay. Be sure to provide them your claim ticket.
Hamilton County Day is Friday, August 10.
Get REAL with 4-H4-H REAL media is an exciting new learning experience for 4-H members ages 13-17. 4-H REAL media is online and has 4 interactive learning modules (approximately 20 minutes each) to teach how advertising tries to manipulate youth. Youth will create their own messages to fight back and help protect their friends and community. As you go through the levels, you will complete surveys and earn up to $50 each for participation. After completing the interactive modules, you will create an anti-substance abuse poster or 30-second video AND enter your poster or video into an online social media contest. There are cash prizes for the contest that give you the chance to win up to $250! Submission of your video or poster qualifies as a national mastery experience, and if selected as one of the top winners, it will be shared nationwide and therefore qualify as a national level service experience. Both experiences are recognized as part of the current Illinois 4-H State Experience Award Application. An email invitation will be sent directly through 4-H online to all age-eligible members. Please be on the lookout!
Tree Identification Workshop PlannedThe University of Illinois Extension Forestry Program is hosting a Tree Identification Workshop on July 24 from 6-8 pm at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Pope County. There will also be a special session on tree identification just for the kids, including a tree scavenger hunt!
What: Tree Identification Workshop (including a kids scavenger hunt)When: July 24, 6-8 pmWhere: Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (354 State Highway 145 N, Simpson IL)Cost: This event is free and open to the public
Please RSVP by July 23 by calling 618-695-3383 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: Chris Evans - email@example.com, 618-695-3383; Mary Marsh - firstname.lastname@example.org