Alexander County 4-H

October 2021
Reminder!!!  4-H Garden Club

This club will be designed to introduce kids to all the different sub-categories of horticulture so they can learn more about the natural world around them and perhaps spark their interests! We will have an interest meeting on Sept 30th @ 6pm in the Alexander Services Building (151 West Main Avenue, Taylorsville, NC 28681 ).

If you have any further questions or comments, please email Cari Mitchell at or call at 828-632-4451.
Each spring and fall, Tractor Supply helps raise money for 4‑H programs through the sale of Paper Clovers in their stores. In the most recent campaign, we raised more than $1 million nationwide. 90% of funds raised go back to state and local 4‑H programs to support scholarships for camp and leadership activities.

Fall Campaign Dates:  October 6-17, 2021

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The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program, also known as WHEP, is a national 4-H program that teaches 4-H'ers about the fundamentals of wildlife management.  It also brings 4-H'ers together to develop team skills, promotes and develops leadership skills among 4-H'ers providing an opportunities to work with natural resource professionals.

To learn more go to the following link:

There will be a WHEP interest meeting on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center.
Alexander County 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October is here and time for the 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  Carve or decorate a pumpkin no matter the shape or size and submit a picture of you and your work for a chance to win a prize.  Winners will be selected in following age categories:  7-under, 8-13 and 14-18 years old.  Submissions will be due October 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.  Please email pictures to
2022 NC 4-H Summer Camp Dates

Would your child like to attend 4-H Camp at the Eastern 4-H Center in Columbia, NC next summer??  Alexander 4-H will be taking a group June 19-24, 2022.  4-H Camp is open to youth ages 8-14 years old and offers a variety of camp programs based upon age.  If you would like more information please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center at 828-632-3125.  For more information about the Eastern 4-H Center please click the following link:

September Subscription Boxes
were delicious. 
Participants received a box featuring locally grown apples from Deal Orchards and Perry Lowe Orchards.  The kits included ingredients and recipe cards to make their own apple crisp and apple cookies.  Der Holcomb, N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center, Family and Consumer Science Agent, hosted a live video to demonstrate and work with the participants on their recipes.  
Attention Volunteers!!
2022 NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Conference

February 4-5, 2022

Hilton Durham near Duke University
3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC

For more information please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension-Alexander County Center.
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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.

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