Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

December, 2022
Merry Christmas from Yancey County 4-H!

We would like to wish all of our Yancey County 4-H families a very Merry Christmas. We hope you all will find the opportunity to spend time with family and remember what the Christmas season is all about. 2022 has been a great year, filled with lots of fun and learning. We look forward to the exciting experiences 2023 will bring!
Yancey County 4-H Holiday Party

Join us for a fun day of making Christmas snacks, crafts, games and watching Christmas movies! Parents can enjoy a "day off" to do some last minute shopping, preparing, or just some R&R! Open to youth ages 5-18. Tuesday, December 20th 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch and snacks are provided.

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NEW Text Reminder System!

Yancey County 4-H is excited to announce our new text reminder system! This system will be use to send out text reminders for upcoming meetings and events. You will only receive messages for clubs and events your child is involved in. You must complete the sign up form below to opt-in and receive messages. Contact Jordan if you have any questions (!

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4-H Drone Zone Workshop

Open to youth ages 8-18. Learn how to code and fly a drone! Prior experience with coding is not required. Youth must be a 4-H member to participate. Monday, December 19th (YCS Teacher Workday) 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch Provided. Click the link below for more information and to register!

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Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP)

Do you love nature, wildlife and being outdoors? Are you interested in learning more about wildlife habitat management? Any youth in Yancey County, ages 8-18 are invited to attend the first meeting of the season for the Yancey County 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP). Monday, December 5, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. at the Yancey County Cooperative Extension.

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Trimming the Holidays with Yancey County Cooperative Extension!

This FREE workshop is open to the entire family! Adults and children will learn about budgeting, healthy foods swaps, holiday recipes and other fun holiday meal planning tips! Fun activities and snacks will be available for the whole family!

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Congratulations to the Yancey 4-H Longshots!

On Saturday, November 12th, the Yancey County 4-H Longshots Club competed at the State 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament in Ellerbe, NC. Fifteen youth from Yancey County qualified to compete at the tournament, the most in club history. These individuals competed with over 150 other youth from across the State in the disciplines of Rifle, Shotgun and Archery. Yancey County 4-H was well represented at the tournament, and even brought home some State Awards. Becca Carroll received third place in Junior Rifle. Hunter Geouge received third place in Senior Shotgun. We would like to congratulate all of the youth who competed at the State Tournament!
Plan for 4-H Overnight Camp in 2023

We have just learned that we will be camping at the Eastern 4-H Center on the coast of North Carolina in 2023! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for youth to learn more about their State, while developing skills they will use for the rest of their lives!

There are few tools as powerful as the camp experience to positively impact the lives of young people. At 4-H Overnight Camp, your child can look forward to a week of making new friends, swimming, horseback riding, archery, canoeing, rock climbing, games, campfires, sleeping in cabins, and much more. The life skills they learn at camp, including responsibility and independence, will help them in school, when they attend college, and in their first jobs.

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Bow & Tree Topper Fundraiser!

Yancey County 4-H will be selling handmade wreath bows and tree topper bows for the 2022 holiday season! Bows must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. All proceeds benefit the Yancey County 4-H Program.

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Save the Date- 3rd Annual 4-H Christmas Craft Show!

The 2022 Yancey County 4-H Christmas Craft Show will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am-3pm at the Burnsville Town Center.

We will have over 20 different local crafters and vendors. The Burnsville Christmas parade will take place at 1:00pm. Come and do some Christmas Shopping before the parade, while supporting Yancey County 4-H!
Purchase Your Yancey County 4-H T-shirts at the Extension Office!

We still have a few Yancey County 4-H T-shirts available for sale at the Extension Office! The shirts are $15 each and we have sizes Youth Large - Adult 3XL remaining. We accept cash or check (made to Yancey County 4-H).
December Volunteer Spotlight

For the month of November, Yancey County 4-H would like to spotlight our Longshots Club leaders, Shane Hilliard, Joe Pate, Gerald Barnett, Mark Geouge, Levi Johnson, Clay Carroll and Jeff Fox.

The Yancey County 4-H Longshots Club is open to youth ages 8-18. In this club, youth can learn about firearm safety and responsibility, marksmanship, principals of hunting and more!

Yancey County 4-H Longshots is a 100% volunteer driven program. Shooting Sports volunteers attend trainings to become certified coaches, and work with the youth in their county to teach them essential skills such as the safe and responsible use of firearms, marksmanship and more. Without the dedication of these volunteers, this program would not be possible.

If your child is interested in participating in the Yancey 4-H Longshots Club, open enrollment begins in January for the 2023 season. Yancey Longshots is open to youth ages 8-18
and offers small bore rifle, trap shotgun (12 gauge & 20 gauge), compound and recurve archery.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 3rd 10am-3pm: Yancey County 4-H Christmas Craft Show (@ Burnsville Town Center)

Monday, December 5th 3:30-5pm: 4-H WHEP Program Meeting

Tuesday, December 6th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #3)

Monday, December 13th 4:00pm: Arts & Crafts Club Meeting

Tuesday, December 13th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #1)

Wednesday, December 14th 3:00pm: Homeschool Club Meeting

Wednesday, December 14th 4:00pm: LEGO Club Meeting (Group #1)

Monday, December 19th 11:00am-3:00pm: 4-H Drone Zone Workshop

*No Electric Club Meeting this month*

Tuesday, December 20th 9:00am-4:00pm: Yancey County 4-H Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 20th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #2)

Tuesday, December 20th 6:00pm: Outdoor Adventures Club Meeting

Wednesday, December 21st 4:00pm: LEGO Club Meeting (Group #2)

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Extension's 4-H program is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. We help over 247,000 young people grow into active, contributing citizens each year.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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