White County 4-H News
In This Issue
- 4-H Show is Upon Us!
- Mark Your Calendars
- We Have a Winner
- KHK Committee Meeting Scheduled!!
- Summer Gardening Class
- Relay for Life
- Rabbit Tattooing
- Shooting Sports
- Unit 24 4-H Livestock Showmanship Clinic
- Committee Meetings
- Medical Services at No Cost
- Chef's Challenge and Table Decorating
- Illinois State Fair
- White County 4-H Show Tentative Schedule
- University of Illinois Extension
4-H Show is Upon Us!The year is flying by and the 4-H Show is coming quickly. I am busy calling judges, ordering ribbons and trophies, and getting everything organized. Bear with me during this exciting ride through our 4-H Show starting on July 6 & 7! Please read this newsletter carefully. There is a lot of county and state information and opportunities.
Extension Program Coordinator/4-H
Mark Your CalendarsJUNE
June 5 G.I.F.T. Garden Class - 9-11:00 at the garden
June 9 Assisting at the Relay for Life Survivor Dinner—6pm
June 10 Rabbit Tattooing 1pm
June 12 G.I.F.T. Garden Class - 9-11:00 at the garden
June 13 KHK Committee Meeting @ 4:30
June 15 Relay for Life Set Up @ 4pm @ Carmi High School Track
June 16 Unit 24 Livestock Showmanship Clinic—9-11 @ White Co. Fairgrounds
June 17 Father's Day
June 19 G.I.F.T. Garden Class - 9-11:00 at the garden; Leadership/Superintendent Mtg.; 5:30pm - Extension Office
June 27 G.I.F.T. Garden Class - 9-11:00at the garden
July 3 G.I.F.T. Garden Class - 9-11:00 at the gardenJuly 4 Office ClosedJuly 6 Horse Show - 4:00pm @ Jerry Sutton'sJuly 7 Fairground Clean Up - 8:30am; Dog/Cat/Small Pet Show - 12:30pm;
July 8 Shooting Sports Shoot - 2:00pm - Rifle ClubJuly 9 Food/Clothing Shows - 12:30am; Rabbit/Poultry Shows - 5:00pmJuly 10 General Projects/Cloverbuds - 8:00am; Tractor Driving Contest - 4:00pm; Livestock Weigh In - 5:00pmJuly 11 Livestock Show - 8:00am; Awards Show - 5:00pm; Auction - 7:00pm
July 12 Swimming Party - 6-8pm TENTATIVE
July 13 Carcass Show - 11:00 - Enfield Packing
July 17 G.I.F.T. Garden Class – 9 –11:00
July 24 G.I.F.T. Garden Class – 9 –11:00; Livestock Committee 5:00pm; Support Committee 5:30pm
July 31 G.I.F.T. Garden Class – 9 –11:00
t-shirtsWhite County 4-H T-shirts are in the works! Congratulations to Abe Sutton for the winning design! Give your leader your size.
We Have a WinnerWhite County 4-H Public Presentations were held this year on May 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Supportive Living of Wabash Apartments in Carmi. Six 4-H members: Braelyn Russell, Madison Roberson, Brenna Russell, Annsley Healy, Caitlin South, and Laney York gave presentations on subjects that they chose themselves. Braelyn and Madison gave an Oral Interpretation Speech; Brenna and Annsley gave a Formal Speech, and Caitlin and Laney presented an Illustrated Speech. Rachel Parish of Harrisburg judged the members.
The presenters did a great job this year. Braelyn received an A rating and a Superior for her oral interpretation "There is a Monster at the End of This Book". Madison received an A rating Best of Show, a Superior, and a State 4-H Public Presentation opportunity for her oral interpretation of "How to Forgive". Brenna received an A rating, Best of Show, and Superior for talking about "Bullying" on her formal speech. Annsley received an A rating and a Superior for her formal speech titled "Walt Disney". Caitlin received an A rating and a Superior for her illustrated speech "Deaths, Starving in Alaska". Laney received an A rating, Best of Show, Superior, and a State 4-H Public Presentation opportunity for her illustrated speech "Hoof Care Through the Ages".
KHK Committee Meeting Scheduled!!Please join us on June 13 at 4:30 to help finalize plans for the ice cream truck fundraiser for Kids Helping Kids. Everyone is invited to attend! The ice cream truck will be on the Elastec parking lot July 3 and 4. This will be the only fundraiser till 2019 for KHK, so please plan on assisting or promoting this in July. We also helped with prom for multiple high school students in the last month or so. Contact Amber Ochs for more information.
Summer Gardening ClassWhen: Tuesdays, 9 am to 11 am; May 29 - August 7Where: White County 4-H GIFT Garden, east side of CarmiWho: Youth ages 5 and upWhat: With hands-on gardening, you will learn basic gardening concepts, growing techniques, insect identification, and many more things. Learn how to make salsa and how pickles are made. Students will also pick and prepare for the Farmer's Market and donation.Cost: $10 program feeCall 618-382-2662 today for more information or to register for the classes!
Relay for Life4-H members have been asked to assist at the Relay for Life Survivor Dinner on June 9 at 6 pm. Please contact the office at 382-2662 if you are able to help by June 5.
White County 4-H members will once again be assisting in the setting up of Luminaries around the high school track. Anyone with or without a wagon, please come at 4:00 pm on June 15 and help us set up.More people means less time it takes!
Rabbit TattooingMike Wilson, 2018 rabbit show judge, will be at the Extension Office tattooing your rabbits on June 10 at 1:00pm. You will have to have your rabbit tattooed to show in the rabbit show on July 9.
Shooting SportsWhite County 4-H Shooting Sports Shoots are in the works for June. Keep an eye on Facebook and email for upcoming shoots.
Unit 24 4-H Livestock Showmanship ClinicWho: All 4-H members ages 8-18
When: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018
Where: White County Fairgrounds Livestock Barn, Carmi
Livestock members or those thinking about becoming an owner of livestock, may come and join us for an informal clinic and learn all about livestock. RSVP is not necessary but highly encouraged at 618-382-2662.
Committee MeetingsLeadership Committee/4-H Leader's/Superintendent Meeting; 5:30 pm; June 19, 2018
I would like ALL leaders and anyone else who assists with the 4-H Show/Fair to attend this meeting. We will be assigning superintendents and other duties for the show week. If you are unable to attend, and would like to put your name down for some duties, please let me know at the office.
Medical Services at No CostMembers of the military will be offering medical screenings to the public (all ages welcome - no income or residency requirements)The services include: Medical Screening and General Exams ONLY; Dental Exams and Extractions ONLY; Optometry Screenings and Glasses (Single Vision, one pair only)Harrisburg Middle School, 312 Bulldog Ave, Harrisburg ILJune 18-27, 2018Open 8 am to 6 pm except 6/24 and 6/27- 8 am to 1 pmQuestions? Please call 866-611-5627
Chef's Challenge and Table DecoratingChef's Challenge
Ever watch those cooking shows on TV? Well, here's the 4-H version…the 4-H Food Challenge! Older 4-H'ers may compete for cash prizes. Participants/Groups will be given ingredients in which they must prepare a dish in front of a judge. No one will know the ingredients before the contest. Participants/Groups will be given guidelines and be judged on how well they prepare the product .Score sheet
Proper use of utensils 10
Proper selection of ingredients 10
Proper method of preparation 30
Proper food safety/sanitation 20
Presentation of final product 20
Utensils/ingredients will be provided, but members will be expected to set up a finished product display.
Contest is open to ANY 4-H'er in the following age divisions.
Division I AGE 12-14 (4-H Age as of Sept. 1, 2017)
Division II AGE 15-19 (4-H Age as of Sept. 1, 2017)
Registration for Chef's Challenge and Table Decorating will be until July 3 and NO LATER!!
Table Decorating Contest
1. Open to any 4-H member or Cloverbud. Participants do not have to be enrolled in a foods project.
2. Teams may consist of one or two youth all in the same age division. Team members do not have to belong to the same 4-H club.
3. Divisions will be: Division I—Cloverbuds—8 years old (4-H age as of 9/01/17) Division II—Age 9-11 years old (4-H age as of 9/01/17)
4. Members will be given 15 minutes to set up their table display. Members must do the entire setup by themselves; no parental help will be allowed. Supplies should be boxed and placed under the table prior to the contest.
5. Each display should include two place settings based on a theme, color scheme or party plan. The display should also include the menu which will be served at the party.6. Each display can be no larger than 4' across x 4' deep. No real food is allowed, though you may use plastic food displays, but they are not necessary.
7. The judge will be more interested in your table display. Make sure you put the silverware and glasses in the proper place!
8. The objective of this activity is FUN! No one should get upset about their placing… let your kids have fun planning and presenting this activity. 4-H'ers may wish to "dress" for their party. They should plan on discussing their display with the "judge."
BRING YOUR OWN TABLE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE!!!
*There will be cash prizes awarded to all winners! Table Decorating & Chef's Challenge will take place during the Food & Clothing Shows on Monday, July 9.
Illinois State FairYour Day at the Illinois State Fair
If you are selected as our county's representative at the State Fair, here's what you need to know:
The county office will mail you more information after our local show, as well as an exhibit tag for your project. Remove all the tags and ribbons from our local show.
Our county exhibits on August 10, 2018.
4-H members should plan to arrive in Springfield at the fairgrounds between 8 - 9:30 a.m. Then, check the master schedule to see what time YOUR conference judging begins. Everyone will have at least a 10 minute judging time to discuss your project with a judge. Return to your judging area about 10 minutes before your scheduled time. Your project will remain on display until 3:30 that day. Be sure to come back and pick it up before 4:30 p.m. closing time.
Come back for the 4-H Clover Celebration at 3 p.m.
No projects may be removed from the judging area until 3:30 p.m. It's the rule, so follow it! If you need to leave early, please arrange with someone else from your county to pick up your project. Be sure to give them your claim ticket.
There will be lots of other fun things to do in the Orr Building.
White County 4-H Show Tentative ScheduleAll events are held at the White County Fairgrounds, unless stated otherwise.
July 6 Horse Show 5:00pm Jerry Sutton Farm (Note Date Change)
July 7 Livestock Barn Clean Up 8:30am; Floral Hall Clean/Set Up 8:30am; Dog/Cat/Small Pet Show 1:00pm
July 8 Shooting Sports Contest 2:00pm Carmi Rifle Club
July 9 Food/Clothing Shows 12:30pm; Rabbit/Poultry Shows 5:00pm
July 10 General Projects/Cloverbuds 9:00am; Tractor Driving Contest 4:00pm; Livestock Weigh In 5:00pm
July 11 Livestock Show 8:00am; Awards Show 5:00pm; Auction 7:00pm
July 13 Carcass Show 11:00am Enfield Packing
Be looking forward to the more detailed schedule in next month's newsletter. If you are a first-time 4-H'er and have questions about the upcoming Show, please call the Extension Office.