Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

April, 2022
Happy Spring!

Warmer weather is upon us and that means summer is just around the corner! Spring is an exciting time in 4-H. Youth are receiving their animals for livestock projects this year and gardening plans are underway.  Are you looking for a way for you kids to get outdoors and have fun while learning? Check out the opportunities below for all the April 4-H Events and Activities.
4-H Presentations

It is that time of year again, 4-H Presentation time! This is a fun event where youth can 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. We encourage ALL AGES to do a 4-H Presentation and encourage our younger 4-Hers to start doing them early.

We will be holding a 4-H Presentation workshop on Thursday, April 21st from 5:30-7pm. Here, 4-H'ers can learn more about presentation requirements, get help in creating their presentation and more! Dinner will be provided to workshop participants.

Click the link below for more information and to register for the workshop!

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2022 Summer Fun

Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning your summer fun activities! Yancey County  4-H is excited to announce our 2022 Summer Fun Program! We have seven camps and workshops for youth this year in a variety of topics. Camp topics include: Farm to Fork, Showmanship, Cloverbud, Outdoor Adventures, 4-H Residential Camp and several one day workshops!

Click the link below to register for any of our 2022 Summer Fun Programs. Register soon! Space is limited for all programs.

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month!

April is volunteer appreciation month, and here at Yancey County 4-H, our volunteers are the heart of our program! In celebration of our amazing volunteers, Yancey County 4-H will be hosting our annual volunteer appreciation banquet on Friday, April 22nd at 6:00pm.

We will be hosting a volunteer Thank You Workshop for 4-H'ers on Wednesday, April 20th from 3-5pm. During this drop-in workshop, youth will have the opportunity to create a gift to give to a Yancey County 4-H volunteer.

To show appreciation for our 4-H volunteers, Yancey County 4-H'ers are encouraged to participate in creating one of the following gifts to give to their club leader(s) during the month of April:

  • Write a Thank You note to your club leader
  • Small Volunteer Appreciation Gifts with a note attached:
    • Seeds OR Plants – Thanks for all the great ideas that you have planted to grow and bloom. OR Thanks for helping us grow!
  • Book – You’re number one in our book.
    • Candle and Matches  – No one can hold a candle to you! OR Thanks for creating a spark in our club! OR Thanks for lighting the way to success!
    • Post It Notes – Thanks for sticking with us and making such a difference in the lives of young people.
    • Mints – Thanks for your CommitMINT!
    • Gloves – Thanks for lending a hand. OR I’ve got to hand it to you – you are terrific!
    • Tape Measure or Ruler – You measure up as a fantastic leader.
Free Poultry Vaccine Clinic!

Join us on Monday, April 18th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Yancey County Cooperative Extension for a drive-thru vaccine clinic. Reservations not required. This is a FREE Vaccine Clinic for backyard flock owners! Marek’s Disease is one of the most common illnesses in small flocks and is not treatable. Prevent it by getting your new flock vaccinated! Open to chicks less the 10 days old. Click the link below for more information.

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4-H Chick Sale

Avery, Mitchell and Yancey County 4-H Programs will be holding a Chick Sale this month! Chicks are straight run, laying breeds, and will be vaccinated for Marek's Disease. Chicks are $2 each and will be available for pickup during the week of April 18th. Click the link below for more information.

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2022 4-H Fishing Day

Join Yancey County 4-H for a fun day of fishing at Toe Rive Campground on Saturday, April 30th! The stream will be stocked and ready for kids to fish. This event is open to ALL youth, ages 15 and under. Youth do NOT have to be a 4-H member to participate.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 2nd 8:45am- Electric Club Field Trip

Monday, April 4th 5:30pm- Livestock Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 5th 5:30pm- Tri-County Chick to Chicken Project Meeting

Tuesday, April 5th 5:30pm- Sewing Club Meeting: Group #2

Thursday, April 7th 5:30pm- Tri-County Small Animal Project Meeting

Thursday, April 7th 6:00pm- Dairy Steer Project Zoom Meeting

Saturday, April 9th 8:00am- West District Shooting Sports Volunteer Training

Monday, April 11th 4:00pm- Arts & Crafts Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 12th 6:00pm- Beef Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 12th 5:30pm- Sewing Club Meeting: Group #1

Monday, April 18th 5:30pm- FREE Marek's Disease Vaccine Clinic

Monday, April 18th - Friday, April 22nd- Chick Sale @ Yancey Office

Tuesday, April 19th 5:30pm- Sewing Club Meeting: Group #2

Wednesday, April 20th 3-5pm- Drop-in Volunteer Thank You Gift Workshop for 4-H'ers

Thursday, April 21st 5:30pm- 4-H Presentation Workshop

Friday, April 22nd 6:00pm- Yancey County 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

Tuesday, April 26th 5:30pm- Tri-County Chick to Chicken Program Adoption Day

Tuesday, April 26th 5:30pm- Sewing Club Meeting: Group #1

Wednesday, April 27th 2:00pm- Homeschool Club Meeting

Saturday, April 30th 7:30am- 4-H Fishing Day

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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