Cooperative Extension Service Kenton County 10990 Marshall Rd. Covington, KY 31015 (859) 356-3155 Fax: (859) 356-0363 www.ca.uky.edu/ces SEPT E M B E R 20 09 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: COUNT Y CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION J U L Y 200 9 Kenton Co. Fair 2 October 3rd, 3-6 p.m., Co. Fairgrounds State Fair Participants 2 You’re invited to a Centennial Celebration at the Kenton County Fairgrounds! Invite your friends! 4-H—the world’s largest youth Enrollment Form 3 organization—is celebrating 100 years in Kentucky. The purpose Calendar 5 of the event is not only to celebrate 4-H’s 100 years in Kentucky, but to let Kenton County residents know what 4-H has to offer. Club News 5, 7 Our goal is to get more youth involved in 4-H community clubs. 4-H Scholarship 7 So, get the word out not to miss this opportunity to learn more about 4-H community clubs, 4-H projects, and 4-H events! There will be individual 4-H club displays with pictures, projects and handouts for each club in addition to booths offering information on the Communication Event, Fashion Revue, volunteering, etc. Special points of interest: Come hungry! There will be hot dogs, drinks, and birthday cake to enjoy while learning more about 4-H. Play games, win prizes, meet 4-H’ers and 4-H leaders, and for anyone Items Due September 8 new to 4-H, learn how to enroll and become involved in 4-H! to Extension Office: • 4-H Scholarship SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS FOR AWARDS BOOKLET Applications Due September 8th at 4:30 p.m. • 4-H Recognition Points Logs Recognition of all our 4-H members’ accomplishments is an important aspect of the 4-H Recognition Banquet. 4-H’ers who have received a county, area, district, state or national • 4-H Riding/Driving 4-H award are asked to submit items for which he/she would like to be recognized. Log Sheets Please submit written (e-mail is fine) your name, the name of the 4-H event, and the award • Outstanding Livestock received. All results will be compiled in a booklet distributed at the 4-H Banquet. All lists Award Forms are due by Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30 p.m., to the Durr Extension Office. • Individual 4-H’ers Example List: county, area, district, Sally Doe state or national results *2009 State 4-H Horse Show - Showmanship II, blue. and awards received *2009 District III 4-H Horse Show—Showmanship II, blue and champion. list for Banquet Committee Hunter over Fences, blue *2009 4-H speech Contest—13-year-old, blue. Mark your calendars for Friday night, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. ATTENTION HORSE LEADERS!! to recognize Kenton County 4-H’ers who earned honors and Kenton County needs a new District 3 Horse Management Team representative. The awards throughout the year! new delegate would serve a two-year term, which will begin September 7, 2009. The team This event is by invitation only. meets monthly in Carrollton to plan District 3 horse activities. If you are interested in serv- ing, please submit a letter to Diane Kelley. There is also a need for a teen representative to serve a one-year term. Teens and adults must submit a letter by September 1, 2009, to Diane. Thanks to Tina Snelling for serving as the 2008-2009 representative! Page 2 Available online at: www.kentoncountyextension.org Kenton County SEWING SKILLATHON RESULTS J U L Y 200 9 Fair 2009 Held July 30, 2009 Cloverbud A round of applause goes to Isabel Beck, Maeve Beck, Kendall Burns, Abby Fuerst, Jenna Fuerst, Katy Fuerst, Participants: Kendyll Kraus, Chelsea Russell, and Annalisa Telesz Kenton County winners of the District Sewing Skillathon held in July. They represented District 3 at the State Sew- Cailin Adkins ing Skillathon on Saturday, August 29 2009. Thanks also Olivia Bowling go to coach Theresa Beyer! Simon Fuerst Julianna Fuller Dale Good CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ELIGIBLE 2009 DeAnna Good Destiny Good CLOVERVILLE STATE FAIR PARTICIPANTS! Kamryn Jackson Cheyenne Kiser Laura Allen Katy Fuerst Sarah Piron Emma Nienaber Kylie Beagle Azriel Huntsman Kelsey Schmiade Sam Schmiade Jillian Bergman Hannah Huntsman Joseph Schmiade Caitlin Rott Lois Brock Lisa Kloentrup Sarah Sears Nathan Rott Ethan Workman Kendall Burns Kendyll Kraus Amanda Seibert Gabe Workman Chet Clark Samantha Moore Amanda Snelling Lydia Workman Tessa Combs Abby Nienaber Bethany Stockman Jessy Zimmer Alsatia Corwin Jacqueline Oka Chris Stockman Shannon Daugherty Moriah Penick Olivia Troehler State Fair Abby Fuerst Hunter Pike Lerin Weesner Jenna Fuerst Mariah Pike 4-H Country Ham Project Results State Fair items may now be picked up at the Extension Office during regular business hours. These items will be held until Tuesday, September 8, 2009. T his year Kenton County 4-H’ers participated in curing two country hams for the KENTON CO. FAIR 4-H PREMIUMS REMINDER 4-H Country Ham Project. The Have you picked up yours? following participants exhibited one of their hams at the Kentucky State Fair and gave a 3-5 minute If checks that awere not picked up on Sunday, Julymoney award. Open and 4-H you earned ribbon at the fair, you also earned a 26th, are available at the presentation at the State Contest: Extension Office. Remember, these checks are valid only for 90 days. Junior Division: Tomi Lee Collins Lindsey Heeger Judith Seaman Lauren Tobler •Laura Allen, Taylor Goetz Abby Jones Abby Stetler Blue Ribbon—Ham & Presentation Katelyn Hampton Katie Jones Dakota Taylor Senior Division: •Amanda Snelling, K Y. 4 - H F O U N D AT I O N C E N T E N N I A L C E L E B R AT I O N Blue Ribbon & 5th— October 3rd, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Lexington Ham & Presentation Kentucky 4-H Foundation cordially invites you to celebrate 100 years of making I f anyone is interested in the best better on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fasig- doing this pro- Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky. Individual Seat is $100. ject next year, call Activities include: Reception and Dinner, Silent and Live Auction, 4-H Presenta- and let Dan tions and Exhibitions. Attire: Business Casual. Tickets are available on a first Allen know as come first serve basis. For questions or for information on making your reserva- soon as possi- tion, please call (859) 257-5961 ext. 229. RSVP by September 18th. (Price ble at 356-3155. increases to $125 after Sept. 18th.) Kenton Remove From Club List 4 - H Y o u t h De v e l o p m e n t Page 5 KENTON COUNTY 4-H CALENDAR CLUBS, PROJECT GROUPS AND ACTIVITIES: Sept. 1 Fair Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Kenton Co. Extension Office, Taylor Mill Sept. 2 Be the “E” meeting, Durr Center, Taylor Mill Rd. Sept. 3 4-H Teen Club, 7 p.m., Durr ANNEX, Dixie Hwy. Sept. 7 Office Closed: Labor Day Sept. 8 Individual 4-H’ers county, area, district, state or national results and awards received list for Banquet Committee. Due at 4:30 p.m., Durr Extension Center, Taylor Mill Rd. Sept. 8 4-H Scholarship applications due to Kenton County Extension Office, Taylor Mill Sept. 8 4-H Riding/Driving Log Sheets due Sept. 8 4-H Recognition Points Logs due Sept. 8 4-H Executive Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Durr ANNEX, Dixie Hwy. Sept. 10 Club & Teen Volunteer Sign-up Deadline for 4-H Centennial Celebration Sept. 10 4-H Centennial Celebration & Community Club Kickoff planning meeting, 6:30 p.m., Durr Center Sept. 10 4-H Shooting Sports, 7:00 p.m., Durr Center, Taylor Mill Rd. Sept. 11 County Extension Council Harvest Celebration, 4-6 p.m., Durr Center, Taylor Mill Rd. Sept. 11 4-H Drama Club, 4-5:30 p.m., Nicholson Christian Church, Walton Sept. 14 District #3 Horse, 7:00 p.m., Carrollton Sept. 15 4-H Council, 7 p.m., Durr Center, Taylor Mill Rd. Sept. 17 Area Horse, Boone County Extension Office Sept. 18 UK Prospective Student Day, UK Campus, Lexington Sept. 20 Deadline for 4-H Newsletter Articles (due by 20th of each month) Sept. 25 4-H Drama Club, 4-5:30 p.m., Nicholson Christian Church, Walton Sept. 28 4-H Cloverbuds meet, 6-7:00 p.m., Durr ANNEX, Dixie Hwy. Oct. 3 4-H Centennial Celebration & Community Club Kickoff, 3-6 p.m., Kenton County Fairgrounds Oct. 16 4-H Recognition Banquet (This event is by invitation only) Trailblazers 4-H Mad Hatters 4-H Next meeting is September 17, 2009, 6:30-8:30 p.m.—Kenton Co. Extension Office. At our 4-H meeting on August 14, the Mad We welcome new members and curious HORSE kids. This club has fun and educa- Hatters returned with fresh minds to tional opportunities. You do not need to own a horse to participate or join. gather and consult each other. We would During the September meeting we will be signing up for the new 4-H year (paper-work like to give late appreciation to all those for enrollment and for adult volunteers), electing officers, and planning activities. who supported 4-H at the Syndicate. Finally, we would like to inform of our next Some upcoming events are: presentation, The Wizard of Oz. If anyone Sept. 12—Young Guns Open Gymkhana, Boone Co. Fairgrounds would like to be a Munchkin or Flying Sept. 19—NKHN Ride @ AJ Jolly Park, Campbell County Monkey, please contact Kathy Redmond. Oct. 8— TRAILBLAZER FIELD TRIP to Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, OH Your help would be appreciated. We will be planning our Halloween Costume Contest, a 4-H Campout, our Annual Competitive Trail Ride and other exciting and interesting activities. This club is very By: Stanley Doerger active and has a wide variety of learning activities that will help you be more confident as a person and as a rider. For more information, call 363-8031 or email Betsy at email@example.com See you in September! Page 6 Available online at: www.kentoncountyextension.org 4-H Youth Development Page 7 KENTON COUNT Y 4-H SCHOLARSHIP Big “E” 4-H Money Makers Sponsored by the Kenton County 4-H Council At the 4-H Big “E” Money Makers club The Kenton County 4-H Council sponsors an annual schol- meeting on 8/12/09, we welcomed some arship award for qualifying 4-H members. This is an oppor- new members and elected a new secre- tunity to assist 4-H members in providing for their educa- tary, Maeve Beck. We also discussed tion and is a way that the Kenton County 4-H Council can details about the Erlanger Farmers’ Market help youth develop into active, contributing leaders of where we are in our second year of selling society. cut flowers. We are also making plans to take part in the Harvest Celebration on ● Applicant must have been actively involved in Kenton County 4-H Friday, 9/11, at the Cooperative Extension office. We will be making cut flower table programs, events and/or activities for all four years of high school. arrangements and supplying servers for ● Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or licensed this event. Our club will also be selling our trade or vocational school. flower arrangements at the Homemakers’ Craft Sale on Saturday, 10/3, before we Call the Extension office at 356-3155 for an application form or for more informa- attend the 4-H Centennial Festival at the tion. Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Results Kenton County fairgrounds. As you can see, we are very busy! will be announced at the Recognition Banquet on Friday, October 16, 2009. Submitted by 4-H RECOGNITION POINTS LOG SYSTEM Kendyll Kraus, Vice President September 8, 2009, Deadline The Kenton County 4-H Recognition Points Log is a system for each 4-H’er to record everything they’ve done throughout the program year. A designated num- Sincerely, ber of points is awarded for a variety of activities. These logs are used to deter- Kenton County Extension Agents mine the outstanding boy and girl award that is presented each year at the 4-H for 4-H Youth Development Recognition Banquet. They are also helpful when applying for the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Honors. The 4-H Recognition Points Logs are available at the extension office in the foyer next to the record books. Diane Kelley Recognition Points Logs for the 2008-2009 year will cover from September 1, Diane T. Kelley 2008, through August 31, 2009. All Recognition Points Logs are due to the Exten- firstname.lastname@example.org sion Office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. 4-H HORSE RIDING/DRIVING PROGRAM September 8, 2009, Deadline Mary S. Averbeck Mary S. Averbeck All forms (signed rules and log sheets) for the Riding/Driving Program must be turned in to the Extension Office no later than Tuesday, email@example.com September 8, 2009, to be eligible for this year’s program. If your hours for this year (October 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009) are not turned in by September 8, they will be null and void, and you will have to start your log over for next year. Denise Donahue Denise Donahue UK AG PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ROUNDUP firstname.lastname@example.org September 18, 2009 The date has been set for September 18, 2009, for this year’s UK Ag Prospective Student Roundup. Any student attending the Prospective Student Roundup activity Kenton County Extension Assistants must meet the following criteria: 1. Must have an interest in a major within the College of Agriculture or School of for 4-H Youth Development Human Environmental Sciences. 2. Must be a 2010 or 2011 high school graduate. Karla Thompson 3. Should have college potential with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. email@example.com 4. Must complete the prospective student registration form in its entirety. Pre-registration is imperative to provide students with necessary information and Julie Rice programming. Pre-registration is due by September 8, 2009. For more information, contact Diane Kelley at 356-3155. firstname.lastname@example.org EVERYONE NEEDS TO RE-ENROLL! For 2009-2010 4-H program year Are T his could be your last newsletter! If you want to continue receiving this newsletter and participating in 4-H activities, you must re-enroll at this time. Each 4-H’er needs to re-enroll each and every year. EVERYONE who wishes to continue in 4-H needs to com- You Enrolle plete and return the enrollment form enclosed in this newsletter. The new 4-H year starts d? September 1st! If you have any questions, please contact the office at 859-356-3155. WHAT IS SECOND SUNDAY? THA NK Y Mark Your Calendar for Sunday, October 11! to e OU ach of o J 4- H ur oin us for an event happening in nearly every county in Kentucky. On Fair Volu Sunday, October 11, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service wants to nt e e get everyone in the state active! Even our State legislators have become involved, All y rs… our as Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed 2nd Sunday as a day in October when h e lp very is Kentucky citizens unite on behalf of improving health, and the State Legislature muc h passed joint House and Senate Resolutions supporting 2nd Sunday. app reci at ed In Kenton County, we are teaming up with the city of Erlanger, the Kenton County ! Library and the Northern Kentucky Health Department for our event. Join us at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Library from 2-4 p.m. We will have a variety of opportunities to get active, including walking, bike riding, kids’ games, and senior exercises. In addition, we will have a variety of activity, learning, and fun booths for all ages. More details will be coming, but in the meantime, mark your calendar for Second Sunday, October 11, 2009!