Are you interested in working with dogs? The Will County Tailwaggers will have an open house at Stone City Kennel Club Jan 15, 2011 at 1;00 p.m. Training will start January 22. Please contact Pat Woicek at email@example.com or by phone at 708-481-1313 for more information.
The deadlines for project enrollments are as follows:
Spring and Summer Show Enrollments: Friday, January 7, 2010 by 3:30 p.m.
Horse Enrollments: Friday, December 24 by 3:30 p.m.
Livestock Enrollments: Friday, January 28 by 3:30 p.m.
Travis Smith a member of the Wesley 4-H Hustlers has been in 4-H for 11 years. He is studying Art Education at the University of Illinois. He is representing Illinois at Congress in Environment and Natural Resources.
Morgan McMurtry of the Channooka 4-H'ers has been in 4-H for 10 years and is studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Missouri. She is representing Illinois at Congress in Food and Nutrition.
Congratulations Travis and Morgan on your achievement. We are proud of you representing Will County at Congress.
Congratulations to the following clubs:
1st place Willing Wilton Workers
2nd place Land of Lincoln
3rd place Wesley 4-H Hustlers
4th place 4-H 4 Joy
5th place Crafty Clovers
Participation ribbons went to Lockport Loyals and Shamrock Shakers.
Photo 1. Josh Bowen is giving 4-H members instructions on how to make a public service announcement. He also acquaints them with the electronics and layout of the production studio
Photo 2. 4-H club members give Josh Bowen a lesson on 4-H so that they can produce a quality and informative recording to be aired on the Lewis University Radio Station,
The Illinois 4-H Foundation working with the Illinois Secretary of State's Office recently had legislation signed to create a new Illinois 4-H License Plate. Now the IL 4-H Foundation must secure 1,500 commitments before production can begin. Help the Illinois 4-H Foundation by filling out the Specialty License Plate Registration form found at www.4hfoundation.illinois.edu or from your local Extension office. Include a check for $25.00 made out to the Secretary of State. This is non-refundable and will go to the Illinois 4-H Program. Once 1,500 commitments have been made, production will begin. More information is available through your local Extension office.
Illinois 4-H members display their accomplishments from their participation in the 2010 National 4-H Engineering Challenge. (L to R) Delmar Hendren-3rd Tractor (McLean County), Justin Keyt and Isaac Forney-1st Robotics Remote Control (Peoria County), Brian Buss-4th Tractor (Hancock County), Zechariah Schwerman-2nd Electric Energy (Shelby County), Jocelyn Knox 6th Electric Energy (Will County), Brody Bauman-2nd Welding (Franklin County) and Kendal Shimmin-1st Welding (Warren County).
All Livestock Ownership and Procession by May 1. Dairy Cattle prior to May 31. Livestock classes, rules and regulations guidelines will be out soon.
The 4-H LCP Award provides several levels of recognition to applicants – two recipients per county; ten 4-H members with the highest cumulative point totals for state recognition at the Illini Summer Academies; and ten 4-H members who may attend the IFB Premier 20 Leadership Conference in April.
Applications are available through your local Extension office or via the web:
Each Extension unit determines how they select their two nominees for the state competition. Applicants must be 4-H members who are at least 17 years of age by December1, 2010. Local Extension office deadline Thursday December 23 by 3:30pm; the state deadline is January 5, 2011.
Come on out on Saturday November 20, 2010 to the Will County 4-H Meet and Greet!
From 6-9pm we will be hosting a 4-H Open House at Francis Field in New Lenox. Several area clubs will be represented, along with several 4-H activities. Come and choose which club and activity is right for you
When: Saturday November 20
Time : 6pm – 9pm
Where: Francis Field 801 E. Francis Rd, New Lenox IL 60451
For more information please contact Kelly at 312-618-9555 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting everyone!
●For the latest information on what's going on with Federation, check out our Facebook page: Will County 4H Federation. There, you will see information about upcoming social and service events. Make sure to mark your calendar, and come out to Francis Field on Saturday, November 13. Federation will be setting up and decorating for the County Awards night in the morning, and we'll order pizza for lunch for those who come out to help.
●Federation is a great opportunity for 4Her's who are 13 years and older, to meet other teens in Will county 4H. We do several social activities each year, and have become a vital part of Will County 4H with our financial support of county 4H activities. There are also several benefits to the individuals that join like: additional leadership experience, learning from other 4H youth outside of your regular club, opportunities to serve on County level committees, and even eligibility for a special Federation Leadership Scholarship. Come check it out!
Illinois grows more pumpkins than
any other state in the USA.
Pumpkins come in different sizes and colors.
The smaller varieties (6-8 inches wide) of pumpkins are best for cooking.
Roasted pumpkin seeds are fun to make
and taste good.
Canned pumpkin is an easy way to add orange vegetables to your meals.
Healthy Holiday Cooking
Many more food choices are offered during the holiday season. Taste them all but only eat small portions.
Serve low fat, low calorie fruits and vegetables with your favorite high fat, high sugar holiday dishes.
Do not skip breakfast the day of your holiday meal to save calories. Skipping breakfast can make you hungrier and you may overeat
Don't stuff yourself. Split desserts and other large servings of food.
Freeze leftovers for another time.
Pumpkin Pudding Serves 10
1 large package instant vanilla pudding mix 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 can (12-ounce) evaporated milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (15-ounce) pumpkin Non-dairy whipped topping
1. Prepare pudding according to package directions except substitute evaporated milk
for regular milk.
2. Chill pudding until it thickens, about 15 minutes.
3. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, and vanilla to pudding and stir until well blended.
4. Chill and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
5. Top with whipped topping before serving.
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – Calories 130;
fat 3 g; calories from fat 20; sodium 320 mg;
total carbohydrate 25 g; fiber 2 g
Email: Will_co @extension.illinois.edu
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-Noon & 12:30pm-4:00pm
Will County Unit Staff
Beth LaPlante-Interim County Extension Director
Nancy Kuhajda-Extension Program Coordinator
Laura Barr-Family Nutrition Program Coordinator
Tycee Bell– Family Nutrition Program Community Worker
Mariana Maldonado-Office Support Associate
Cindy Pecka– 4-H Club Program, Extra Help
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture - Local Extension Councils Cooperating University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and unbiased research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop life skills, and solve problems by helping you put knowledge to work. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.