Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

June, 2023
4-H Night @ Asheville Tourists

We are excited to announce that the Asheville Tourists will be hosting a 4-H Night again this year! Join us on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30pm. Tickets are $14/pp, which includes reserved seating and a food voucher (hotdog, chips & drink). Registration deadline is June 8th.

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2023 4-H Summer Fun

Our first 4-H Summer Fun camp starts in less than two weeks! Be sure to sign up soon! Yancey County 4-H is excited to offer a wide variety of summer learning opportunities for youth in 2023! Space is limited for each camp, so register soon to reserve your spot!

2023 Camp Offerings:
- Culture Explorers
- Cloverbud Camp
- STEM & Robotics
- Farm to Fork
- Outdoor Adventures
- High Adventure
- Canning Camp

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Summer Club Schedules

Several of our 4-H Clubs will be taking a summer break. See the schedule below:

Sewing Club: No meetings in June or July, resuming meetings in August

Electric Club: No meetings in June or July, resuming meetings in August as a new STEM Club!

Lego Club: Group #1 will not meet during the months of June or July. Group #2 will continue to meet on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:00pm.

Homeschool Club: Homeschool Club is ending due to lack of interest/participation. Contact Jordan to be added to the interest list should the club be reinstated.

4-H Summer Celebration!

Join us for a Yancey County 4-H Summer Celebration on Saturday, July 15th from 5:30-7:30 at the Burnsville Pool! All 4-H members and their families are invited! Youth must register in advance.

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Would you like to receive text notifications about upcoming 4-H meetings?

Yancey County 4-H is excited to announce our new text reminder system! This system will be used 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 News: 2023 Presentation Competition

On Monday, May 22nd, four Yancey County 4-H'ers participated in our 2023 4-H presentation competition. This is a fun event where youth develop a presentation to share skills, knowledge, and excitement about their 4-H project or anything they are interested in. Public speaking is one of the TOP skills that 4-H alumni say they have learned through the 4-H program that they have used in their college and adult life.

This year's participants included Cooper Ledford with his presentation on collecting sea shells, Sam Gantt with his presentation on "From K.I.T.T to Tesla", Daisy Brantley with her presentation on the evolution of Rock n' Roll, and Jacob Ledford with his presentation on beef outdoor cookery. All four participants will be advancing on to the West District Activity Day competition on Friday, June 16th at Chase High School where they will compete with other youth from the 21 counties in the West District of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Congratulations to each of these youth!

Adults, We Need Your Help!

Yancey County 4-H is currently seeking volunteers to help with the following 4-H programs:

-Co-leader for a new cooking club
-Volunteer to teach summer art workshops

If you would be interested in helping with any of these opportunities, please contact Jordan for more information. Time commitments vary, but are generally around 5-10 hours per month. Potential 4-H volunteers must pass reference and background checks.

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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).

Thursday, June 1st 6:00pm: Longshots Junior Practice

Thursday, June 1st 6:00pm: Horse Club Meeting

Saturday, June 3rd: WNC Dairy Steer Project Calf Workday

Monday, June 5th 4:00pm: Livestock Club Meeting

Tuesday, June 6th 9:00am-2:00pm: Livestock Club Field Trip

Tuesday, June 6th 5:30pm: 4-H Residential Camp Orientation

Tuesday, June 6th 5:30pm: Tri-County Chick to Chicken Meeting (Animal Washing)

Thursday, June 8th 6:00pm: Longshots Senior Practice

Saturday, June 10th 8:30am: Horse Club Barn Day

Monday, June 12th 4:00pm: Arts & Crafts Club

Tuesday, June 13th 6:00pm: Beef Club Meeting

Thursday, June 15th 5:30-8:00pm: Longshots Junior Practice

Friday, June 16th: West District Activity Day

Monday, June 19th 4:00pm: Livestock Club Meeting

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

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

Wednesday, June 21st 6:30pm: 4-H Night @ Asheville Tourists

Thursday, June
22nd 6:00pm: Longshots Senior Practice

Tuesday, June 27th 5:30pm: Rabbit Club Meeting
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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