University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Science UGA Cooperative Extension Sumter County STRAIGHT FROM THE VINE November 2011 Earn Recognition from the President of the United States! Given our ongoing service activities, many of you are already eligible to receive a Presidential Service Award from President Obama. To qualify, 4-H’ers under the age of 14 must volunteer at least 50 hours and 4-H’ers over the age of 14 must volunteer at least 100 hours during this calendar year. Bronze, silver, and gold level awards are availa- ble once every year. 4-H’ers aged 14 and older: Create an account online by visiting presidentialserviceawards.gov and submitting a record of your service hours. Simply enter KLB-47447 as your record key of service listed under the profile section. We will then verify your hours and distribute awards. 4-H’ers under the age of 14: Contact Ms. Tejal to create an account and enter hours. Turn in your hours, what you did, and your contact information at email@example.com. All participants will be recognized at the annual 4-H Awards night for 2011. We will continue to provide opportunities for you to volunteer, but feel free to volunteer on your own time also! 4-H’ers Win at the Georgia National Fair From the desk of Kylon Harris, Senior 4-H Chairman of Public 4-H WEEK Winners Relations: Sweet Potato Show Down The Sumter County 4-H chapter traveled to the Georgia Na- Youth 1st place Winner: Hannah Becton tional Fair in Perry on Saturday, October 8, 2011. 4-H’ers par- 2nd place winners: Zafar Alam and Anjum Alam ticipated in contests including but not limited to Mini-booth De- Adult 1st place winners: Anna Moates and Jean Moates signs, Cotton Bowl Speech Presentations, Inventing, Recy- cling, Graphic Design, and Performing Arts. The group worked 2nd place winners: Leigh Crumbley Tammy Crumbley hard under the leadership of Mrs. Keri Gandy Hobbs (County 3rd place winners: Drew Barre and Tonia Barre Extension Agent), and claimed places in many of the contests. 4‐H Week Essay Contest Winner: Hannah Becton Mini-booth Placers: Anjum Alam (1st Place), Leigh Crum- 4‐H Week 1st place Pop Tab Collec on Contest: Hannah Becton bley (9th Place), and Morgan Bowen (3rd Place). 4‐H Week 1st place Pop Can Collec on Contest: Hannah Becton 2nd place Pop Can Collec on Contest: Kai’Lynn Bridges Invention Placer: Zafar Alam (1st Place) Open House Challenge Bowl winner: Zafar Alam Desert Pizza Placer: Sherdica Dugger (2nd Place) Public Speaking Placers: Kai’Lynn Bridges (4th Place) and Christopher Fraser (5th Place). Going Once, Going twice…..GONE! Great Job Selling Sweet Potatoes! Cotton Speech Presentation Placers: Christopher Fraser (4th Sumter County 4-H’ers sold 2,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to Place), Zafar Alam (6th place), Kai’ Lynn Bridges (10th support Fall programming and 4-H scholarships! Way to go!!! place). Congratulations Anna Moates, Hannah Becton, and Kai’Lynn Recycled Art Placers: Hannah Becton (6th Place) and Lauren Bridges who were our top sellers. Thanks to everyone who sold Busman (8th Place). and bought sweet potatoes! If you didn’t get a chance to place a pre-order we have a few extra bags available. Other Competitors were: FOR MORE INFORMATION Anna Moates – Junior Cotton Boll Speech Contest, Junior Recycled Art Contest; Anjum Alam – Cloverleaf Decorated Contact Mrs. Keri Hobbs, Sumter Co. 4‐H Agent. Agricultural Product, Cloverleaf Cotton Boll Speech, Challenge Email– firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 229‐924‐4476 Bowl; Zafar Alam – Senior Minibooth, Senior Graphic Design, www.ugaextension.com/sumter/4h Challenge Bowl; Drew Barrett – Cotton Boll Speech, Chal- “Like” our page: facebook.com/SumterCounty4H lenge Bowl; Jaillon Bridges—Challenge Bowl; Cody Cofty— Visit our blog: http://sumtercounty4-h.blogspot.com/ Challenge Bowl The Sumter County 4-H chapter celebrates these victories as we prepare for our upcoming Challenge Bowl Competition and Desert Contest. Agricultural and Natural Resources‐ Family and Consumer Sciences – 4‐H Youth Support the Troops Important Dates & Deadlines with Opera on Desert Support! Let’s show our troops how much they are appreciated!! You are * November 11: Fall Forum early bird registration invited to come & decorate stockings and/or cards at the Sumter Coun- +November 16: Peanutrition recipes due ty Extension Office on the November 22 between 10 am - 3 pm. *^ November 22: Project Achievement first draft due Workday admission -Bring at least one item from the following: Beef jerky November 22: Operation Desert Support Workday Bag of hard candy November 22: Fall Forum registration deadline Box of (10) individual Drink Bottle Flavor Packs (i.e. Crystal Light) *^ December (TBA) Archery Team Introductory Meeting Toothbrush/toothpaste December 8: Deadline to send in empty ink jet cartilages All items will be stuffed into stockings for troops deployed overseas * December 10-11: Fall Forum at Rock Eagle during the holidays. *^ December 16: Project Achievement FINAL draft due (5pm) “Can Hunger” and help us serve the community! *Indicates event for Seniors. Bring us your canned goods for our State-wide 4-H Con- ^ Indicates event for Juniors. test, and help us serve the community! (All cans will be + Indicates event for Cloverleafs. donated to our local food bank.) Questions? Call Mrs. Keri (229) 924-4476. Peanutrition Contest - Grades 5th-8th are chal- lenged to make a healthy peanut dish and record the recipe! Be sure to check out the contest flyer for more info. Recipes due by Nov. 16 to Sumter 4-H. Project Achievement Juniors and Seniors, would you like to spend an ACTION packed weekend at Rock Eagle where you can grow as a leader in your club, showcase all your 4-H project work, and make new friends? If so, then you need to sign up for Project Achieve- ment! Portfolio drafts are due Nov. 22nd (excludes picture page) Contact Mrs. Keri to find out how you can take part and gain more project work now! Fall Forum Seniors (9th –12th graders), spend a weekend at Rock Eagle having fun with 4-H’ers across the state! Fo- rum will be held Dec. 10-11 and we hope you’re there! Early Bird Registration ends November 11th Write what you are thankful for inside the Help Sumter County 4‐H & The Environment turkey. Cut Bring your empty ink jet or laser toner cartridges, pop tabs, and -out the turkey and aluminum cans to the Sumter County Extension Oﬃce to recycle hang on a for good causes! wall or door, or send it to October Crossword Answers: Across—1—Root Ac on, 3—Igneous, 5—Erosion, 6—Rock Cycle, 10— someone. Metamorphic; Down—2– Sedimentary, 4—Weathering, 7—Glacier, 8—Frost Ac on, 9—Carbonic Acid, 11—Mountain.
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