Demonstration Contest Tuesday

By JENNIFER HUDNALL Extension Agent for F-H Published:

Its time to begin preparing for the Franklin County Demonstration Contest. A 4-H demonstration shows how to do something. Any visual aids are welcome but keep the live animals at home! This contest serves as a great opportunity for you to polish you public speaking skills.

The 4-H Demonstration Contest will be held Tuesday, March 7, at the Extension Office beginning at 6:30 p.m. Contestants have the opportunity to win a $50 Savings bond or a free trip to 4-H Camp.

Demonstrations will be broken down into two age groups: juniors, ages 9-13, and seniors, 14-19. Possible demonstration categories include: Agriculture, Animal Science (small and large), Bread, Clothing, Crafts, Dairy Foods, Electric, General, Health, Home Environment and Management, Horticulture, Photography, Safety, Small Engines and Shooting Sports. Demonstrations should be from 5-15 minutes in length.

4-H Camp applications

available at office

4-H camp applications are now available at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service Office. Teen and adult counselor applications are available as well. 4-H camp will be held July 3-7 at North Central 4-H Camp in Carlisle.

This year camp will be a traditional five-day camping experience. The fee for camp is $125. Camp applications must be picked up and returned between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The deadline for turning in applications is June 5.

There will be no specific 4-H camp sign-up nights or days this year. Camp applications will be distributed and accepted on a first- come basis.

The number of campers we can take to camp is contingent on the number of teen and adult volunteers. Therefore we do need teen and adult counselors to attend camp. Adults attending camp will receive a free camp trip for their child to attend camp as well.

4-H Calendar

March 6 Livestock Meeting, 6 p.m., Rockland Farm

March 6 Shooting Sports meeting, 6:30

March 7 Demonstration Contest, 6

March 9 Peaks Mill Fifth Grade Afterschool

March 15 Bridgeport Fifth Grade Afterschool

March 16 Council Camp Planning Committee Meeting

March 23 Variety Show, 6

NO SCHOOL CLUBS IN APRIL

April 28 Pop tab collection deadline

May 4-5 TFCA Environmental Camp

May 11 Fashion Review, 6

June 8 4-H Cooking Camp, 9 a.m.

June 12-16 4-H Teen Conference at UK

June 20 Camper orientation at Peaks Mill, 6 p.m.

July 3-7 4-H Camp

July 17-22 Franklin County Fair

(Unless otherwise noted, all events and meetings are at the Extension Office).

The Franklin County Extension Office is located at 101 Lakeview Ct. The telephone number is 695-9035. Web site is http://ces.ca.uky.edu/franklin. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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