The Clover Patch 4-H Newsletter by owen213


									                                                                  PURDUE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
                                                                  Clark County

                                      The Clover Patch 4-H Newsletter
                                                                                                                            July/August, 2009

and information in this newsletter for items of interest to you and your family. You MAY NOT re-
ceive another notice of a particular meeting or event, so please mark your calendar now!

                                                                               4-H CORPORATION BOARD ANNUAL MTG. &
Item:                                                   Page No.                       ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Action Demonstrations at Fair -------                      4
Adult Leaders Day at Ind. State Fair-                      6
                                                                                       4-H Fair Week – July 16th
Basket Auction (4-H Fair) -----------                      5                             (Nominations Open)
Beekeeper’s Contest -----------------                      6
Blood Drive at 4-H Fair -------------                      6                This is the meeting where new 4-H Corporation Board
Building Clean-Up/Set-Up ------------                      3                members are elected to serve a three-year term. The
Cake Decorating Project Members -----                      2                meeting and ballots will be available Thursday, July
Costume Parade (Pre-Mini/Mini) ------                      7
Corporation Board Annual Meeting ----                      1                16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Indoor Arena, prior to the
Corp. Board Fair Evaluation Meeting--                      6                Round Robin Showmanship. If you are interested in
Demonstration/Pub. Sp. Contest (Fair)                      5                helping with the 4-H program grow, please pick up a
Dessert Auction (Fair) --------------                      2
4-H Exhibit Requirements ------------                      2                nomination form, which are available from the Exten-
4-H Fair Dates (County) -------------                      7                sion Office. Interested candidates should notify us by
4-H Fair Posters/Fair Books ---------                      2                July 13th. All 4-H affiliate adults are invited and en-
4-H Fashion Revue -------------------                      3
4-H Fair Food Stand -----------------                      7                couraged to come and vote for your 2009-10 leadership.
4-H Fair Livestock Entry/Weigh-In ---                      3
4-H Fair Livestock Record Sheets ----                      2
4-H Fair Livestock Shows ------------                      3
4-H Fair Project Check-In -----------                      3
4-H Fair Project Record Sheets ------                      2
4-H Recognition Night ---------------                      2
Garden Exhibits for State Fair ------                      4
Horticulture Judging Contest --------                      5
Hunter Education --------------------                      6
Indiana 4-H Congress ----------------                      7
Indiana State Fair Animal Exhibits --                      4
Indiana State Fair Exhibits/Posters--                      4                       4-H FAIR SPECIAL EVENTS NEED HELP!!
Indiana State Fair Tickets ----------                      5
Junior Leader Meeting ---------------                      5                Your 4-H Corporation Board has a Special Events
Kroger Gift Cards (Adult Leaders) ---                      7                Committee that is working very hard to raise the much
License Plates (4-H) ----------------                      6
                                                                            needed funds. We are not contracting all this help out,
Mental Attitude Award ---------------                      4
Miss Clark County Queen Contest -----                      8                so we need EVERYONES HELP! We are needing
North Central Regional Forum --------                      7                volunteers to man ticket sales and other jobs each
Open Classes (4-H Fair) -------------                      2                night there is a special event scheduled (Sat, July 11 th-
Poster Supplies Available -----------                      2
Project Superintendents (4-H Fair) --                      3                Tractor Pull; Fri., July 17th-Mud Drags & Sat., July
“Rainbow Connection” 4-H Dance ------                      7                18th-Demo Derby). Please call the Special Events
Ronald McDonald House ---------------                      6                Chairman, Paul Graf at 502-548-6043 to assist. Please
Sewing Project Members --------------                      2
Shooting Sports Adult Volunteers ----                      6                do not expect a member of the committee to call you to
Special Events Calendar (4-H Fair) --                      7                help. The Saturday night Tractor Pull, Friday
Special Events Help (4-H Fair) ------                      1                night Mud Drags, and Saturday night Demolition
Tent Space at 4-H Fair --------------                      4
Venison Preparation Workshop --------                      8                Derby are in dire need of help! Any 4-H parent
Volunteers Needed -------------------                      4                will work – even for just an hour or two.

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1) Eligible participants must be Clark County         We have the following available in the Extension
   Residents 19 years of age or older and not a       Office available for purchase:
   4-H member or a professional.                         - Pre-cut to 22‖ X 28‖ Foam Poster Board = $3
2) Exhibitor is limited to two entries in the same       - Plastic Poster Sleeves (reusable) = $1
   category, but may exhibit in as many
   categories as they desire.                         DESSERT AUCTION – JULY 15th
3) Entry fee is $5.00.                                Dessert donations will be accepted
4) Check-in time is Thursday, July 9th from 4:00      in the Food Center at the Clark
    p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the 4-H Community Building.     Co. 4-H fairgrounds on Wed., July
5) Check-out time is Saturday, June 18th, from        15th,
   9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.                               from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., with the
6) Foods (Cakes, Pies, Candy) entries are due on      Auction starting at 7:00 p.m. in the
   Wednesday, July 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the           Food Stand. For more information,
   Community Building.                                call Benita Conn at 283-3426. Proceeds will benefit
Categories: Woodcraft, Basic Crafts, Fine Arts,       Clark Co. 4-H.
Needlecraft, Photography, and new this year is
Foods. Entry forms are available in the Extension                     4-H RECOGNITION NIGHT
Office or at the Clark County 4-H website.                            Monday, September 21st
                                                                    Four-H trophies will be awarded for all
                                                                    projects (other than livestock) during
ATTENTION CAKE DECORATING & SEWING                                  the 4-H Annual
         PROJECT MEMBERS                                            Recognition night, which is scheduled
                                                                    for Monday September 21st, beginning
       A Cake Decorating exhibit card (4-H 710Eb
                                                      at 6:30 P.M. (Please Note: Livestock trophies will
       -W for Beginner level; 4-H 710Ei-W for In-
                                                      be given out during the different livestock shows dur-
       termediate level; 4-H 710Ea-W for Ad-
       vanced level) is to be attached to each        ing Fair week.)
       Cake Decorating exhibit for judging. These
       exhibit cards are available from the 4-H
                                                      .CHECK THOSE 4-H EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS
       website: or from
                                                      Each 4-H family should have the 2009 Clark Co. 4-H
       the Extension Office. Complete the exhibit
       card as it instructs, checking the category    Project Handbook. This tells the county rules for eve-
       completed, circling the skill(s) exhibited     rything having to do with exhibits and the 4-H Fair.
       and record the tip(s) used in making your      Please check it carefully as you finish those projects.
       exhibit.                                       There were changes made in some areas. If 4-H man-
       Sewing – All exhibits require a Sewing         ual requirements differ from the 4-H Handbook, you
       Skills Card                                    should follow the require-ments in the handbook.
       Level A (4-H 925c-W)                           The handbook can also be found at the 4-H Corpora-
       Level B (4-H 926c-W)                           tion website: or the Exten-
       Level C (4-H 927c-W)                           sion Office website:
       Level D (4-H 928c-W)
These skill cards can also be found at the 4-H
website: or from the
                                                          TURNING IN PROJECT RECORD SHEETS
Extension Office.
                                                      General project record sheets are to be
                                                      brought to the 4-H Fair with your exhibits. Your
                                                      record sheets must be signed by your 4-H club leader
                                                      before you turn them in, as this is a requirement
                                                      for completion of the projects

                                                                LIVESTOCK RECORD SHEETS
                                                      It is strongly suggested that your Livestock Record
ATTENTION 4-H Leaders and 4-H Parents – Your          Sheet(s) be completed and signed by your 4-H Club
4-H Corporation Board would appreciate your as-       Leader prior to the 4-H Fair.
sistance in promoting the 4-H Fair. These items
need to be dropped off or put up in businesses        Livestock record sheets are to be turned into
where you work or frequent in the next few weeks.     your barn committee as animals are checked in
Please stop by and pick up a supply to help get the   on Sunday, July 12th.
word out about the Fair!
                4-H FASHION REVUE                           Please Note All livestock animal exhibitors: It
                                                            is ultra important that you call your barn su-
The 4-H Fashion Revue will be conducted on Monday,
                                                            perintendent prior to July 6th on how many
July 6th, starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Build-
                                                            animals you plan to bring to this year’s 4-H
ing. Doors will open and registration start at 5:00 p.m.,
                                                            Fair. They need an accurate count in order to
so the contest can start PROMPTLY at 6:00 p.m.
                                                            provide adequate space for you.
             TUESDAY, JULY 7th                               **ATTENTION LIVESTOCK MEMBERS**
This information meeting is set for Tuesday, July 7th in
the Community Building at 7:30 p.m. Explanation will         If you did not receive your blue copy of your
be given as to how each judging station will be organ-       livestock enrollment form, please contact
ized. Record keeping guidance will be emphasized. If         the Extension Office (256-4591) for a copy.
you have volunteered to serve in this capacity, please       You will need these forms to check-in at the
make it a priority to attend. Superintendents will           4-H Fair.
need to arrive 15 minutes prior to check-in and
judging to receive instructions on July 10 th & 11th.       LIVESTOCK SHOWS DATES & TIMES:
                                                            4-H Cat Show – Sat., July 11th, 12:30 p.m. (must have
4-H BUILDING SET-UP/                                           at least 5 cats or the show will be cancelled;
                                                               must call the Ext. Office by July 3rd to pre-
Please mark Tuesday, July 7th                     at        4-H Dog Show/Judging – Sun., June 28th, 4:00 p.m.
6:00 P.M. on your                                           4-H Dog Obedience All Club Demonstration – Sun.,
calendar to come help get the 4-H Buildings ready              July 12th, 2:00 p.m.
                                                            4-H Rabbit Showmanship – Sun., July 12th, 2:30 p.m.
for the 4-H Fair. We are asking leaders, superinten-
                                                            4-H Horse & Pony Show – Sun., July 12th, 3:00 p.m.
dents, Junior Leaders, parents, 4-H’ers and anyone else     4-H Rabbit Show – Sun., July 12th, 4:00 p.m.
who would be willing to come help prepare the buildings     4-H Lama Show – Mon., July 13th, 10:00 a.m.
for the 4-H Fair. Please bring brooms, scrub buckets,       4-H Dog Obedience CGC (Canine Good Citizen)
rags and cleaning supplies to help make this a quick           Demonstration – 5:00 p.m.
clean-up. The more folks that come and help the faster      4-H Sheep Show – Mon., July 13th, 6:00 p.m.
this chore will be done.                                    4-H Poultry Show – Tue., July 14th, 9:00 a.m.
                                                            4-H Swine Show – Tue., July 14th, 6:30 p.m.
                                                            4-H Wether Goat Show – Wed., July 15th, 10:00 a.m.
                4-H FAIR PROJECT CHECK-IN                   4-H Beef Show – Wed., July 15th, 6:30 p.m.
                TIMES/LIVESTOCK ENTRY &                     4-H Female Goat Show – Thr., July 16th, 10:00 a.m.
                WEIGH-IN TIMES/LIVESTOCK                    4-H Dairy Cattle Show – Thr., July 16th, 1:00 p.m.
                SHOWS/EXHIBIT RELEASE                       4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest – Thr.,
                                                               July 16th, 6:30 p.m.
                Please be sure that you are aware of
                                                            4-H Livestock Auction – Fri., July 17th, 6:30 p.m.
                the following project check-in times,
                livestock check-in times, livestock show    *Auction Invitations are ready in the Extension
                times, and also release times:              Office to pick up for distribution.

                                                            LIVESTOCK EXHIBIT RELEASE:
Friday, July 10th – Early 4-H Project Entry, 6:00           All 4-H Livestock will be released on Friday, July 17th,
   p.m.-8:00 p.m.                                           from 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (other than Auction ani-
Saturday, July 11th – ALL 4-H Projects entered              mals).
   and judged (except livestock), 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 11th – Rabbits & Poultry entered             Please Note Swine Exhibitors: Out
   from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.                                 hogs will need to be signed up by
Sunday, July 12th – All other livestock, Horse &
   Pony and Lamas entered from 7:00 a.m.-12:00              Thursday night, July 16th
                                                            EXHIBIT RELEASE – SAT., JULY 18th:
Sunday, July 12th – 1:00 p.m. – 4-H Livestock
                                                            The 4-H project exhibits will be released on
   Exhibitors Auction Meeting, Food Center
                                                            Saturday, July 18th, from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m..
Sunday, July 12th – 1:30 p.m. – 4-H Sheep & Beef
                                                            (Please note that there is no Friday night release
   Weigh-In, followed by Goats
                                                            time.) State Fair exhibits will need to be packed
Monday, July 13th – 4-H Swine Weigh-In, 7:30
                                                            and left at the 4-H fairgrounds.
   a.m. start getting animals ready to begin
   weigh-in promptly at 8:00 a.m.
2009 4-H Livestock Shows Info:                                    CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S
1) Except for commercial females ALL purebred                   4-H MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD
   animals must be registered, including pure            A honor will be given again this year at the Clark
   bred market animals (barrows & steers). Any           County 4-H Fair to recognize 4-H member’s overall
   animal without registration papers shall be           positive attitude. Eligible 4-H members will have
   shown in the commercial classification                completed at least grade 11 in high school and
   (cross class) of the respective species show.         must exhibit at least one other project than live-
2) Auction fees remain $20.00, plus 2% of the            stock/animal. Nominations for the award will be
   premium received.                                     accepted from 4-H leaders on a club level, Junior
3) Livestock Barns during Fair week will close           Leader Organization and 4-H Corporation Board.
   nightly from 12:00 midnight-5:00 a.m.                 A 4-H club/organization may nominate two mem-
4) Slick clipping or body shaving of 4-H bar             bers for this award. Nominations are due by
   rows and gilts is prohibited. A minimum of ½          Thursday, July 16th by 12:00 noon in the Exten-
   inch of hair length on the body is preferred          sion Office. If you would like an application, please
   by the packers.                                       stop by the Extension Office or a copy can be
5) Bulk shavings and mulch will be provided by           mailed to you.
   the 4-H Corporation.
6) All Livestock Auction checks will be avail
   able for pick-up from the Extension Office by
   Friday, July 24th.
7) Trailer parking same as last year.
8) Commercial Gilts will be shown by weight
   and not by age. No fresh ear notches will be

            TENT SPACE AT 4-H FAIR
Any livestock 4-H’er wanting to reserve tent space at
the 4-H Fair must call Kevin Christman at 256-4562                 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
by Monday, July 6th.                                     We are always in need of extra volunteers before,
                                                         during and after the 4-H Fair. If you are willing to
             INDIANA STATE FAIR                          work, please contact the Extension Office (256-
          BOUND ANIMAL EXHIBITORS                        4591) to let us know. Junior Leaders need to keep
                                                         in mind that working in the 4-H Fair Food Stand is
***PLEASE NOTE: You must stop by the                     one of the ways of completing your project. WE
Extension Office to pick up your yellow copy of          COULD NOT HAVE A 4-H FAIR IF IT WERE
your Livestock Enrollment Form before head-              NOT FOR VOLUNTEERS. We sincerely appreci-
ing to the Indiana State Fair.                           ate all those who help every year and we would be
                                                         grateful for any new volunteers, so please sign-up
          ACTION DEMONSTRATIONS                          to help!! Parents of 4-H’ers are encouraged to
                                                         assist with our activities. Two chairpersons
Four-H’ers may do an Action Demonstration as their       who need to hear from you about volunteering are:
completion requirement or in addition to an exhibit          Paul Graf (Special Events) – 502-548-6043
at the Fair. Anyone interested in an Action Demon-           Dana Warren (Food Stand) – 288-6535
stration will need to sign-up during the 4-H Fair
check-in. Four-H’ers should then be prepared to pre-
sent their demonstration at 2:00 p.m. on Wed., July           REGULAR FAIR EXHIBITS/POSTERS
15th at the outdoor shelter.                                 SELECTED FOR INDIANA STATE FAIR
                                                         If your exhibit(s) are selected for the Indiana State
GARDEN EXHIBITS FOR STATE FAIR                           Fair it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to obtain a
Garden/single vegetable and flower                       State Fair label and attach it to your exhibit BE-
exhibitors MUST let the Extension                        FORE you pack it. This will be done the day of ex-
Office know if they are planning to                      hibit check-out (Sat., July 18th, 9:00 a.m.-10:30
show at the Indiana State Fair. This                     a.m.). Exhibits going to the State Fair will be left
information is needed by July 25th.                      in a designated spot in the Exhibit Building, so
Garden/single vegetable, flowers and                     plan to bring your packing supplies with you
foods for the State Fair must be at the Ext. Office by   on Saturday, July 18th. NO STATE FAIR ex-
8:00 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 5th. If you are not sure,        hibits will leave prior to entry at the State
enroll it anyway.                                        Fair.
              Four-H families should be made                         4-H FAIR BASKET AUCTION
              aware that there is always a possi-
                                                                                 The 4-H Adult Leaders are
              bility that exhibits going to the
                                                                                 again planning a Silent Bas-
              State Fair could be damaged or
                                                                                 ket Auction to be held during
              stolen while at the Indiana State
                                                                                 the 4-H Fair to raise money
              Fair. Your Extension Staff will do
                                                                                 for the organization. Techni-
              everything possible to protect your
                                                                                 cally a basket is not man-
hard work, but the risk is still there. If you are
                                                                                 dated, but each club needs to
concerned about this, you must make a decision
                                                                                 assemble a gathering of do-
whether you send your exhibit to the State Fair.
                                                           nated items. Please deliver baskets on Monday,
You must get with Lindon Dodd during check-
                                                           July 13th between 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. to the Food
out (Sat., July 18th) as to your plans for exhibit-
                                                           Center. Baskets must have a typed list of contents
ing at the State Fair.
                                                           and be attached to the basket. They should also be
                                                           shrink wrapped to prevent theft, but done so in
*Please Note: Very large and fragile items,                clear wrapping so it can be viewed by potential bid-
like Cake Decorating, Woodworking, Home Fur-               ders. Benita Conn is asking for the list of contents
nishings, Models, Electricity, etc. will be the re-        by 12:00 noon on Sat., July 11th and deliver the
sponsibility of the exhibitors to get to the State         baskets on Mon., July 13th. Also, she needs the
Fair for entry on Friday, July 31st.                       value of the basket, so she can put a starting bid on
                                                           each one. Please call Benita at 283-3426.
All 4-H’ers with non-livestock exhibits at the Indi-                 JUNIOR LEADER MEETING
ana State Fair and all 4-H Club Leaders will receive
one free ticket to this year’s Indiana State Fair.         The next Junior Leader meeting will be on TUES-
Livestock Exhibitors will receive tickets when             DAY, JULY 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Food Stand.
they check-in at the State Fair. Additional dis-           Please wear old clothes, since we will be cleaning
counted tickets may be purchased at the Indiana            the Food Stand in preparation for the
State Fair entry department.                               4-H Fair.

                                                           STATE HORTICULTURE JUDGING CONTEST
                                                           The State Horticulture Judging
                                                           Contest will be held on Sat., Sept.
                                                           9th, starting at 10:00 a.m. at
Please mark your calendars                                 Purdue University. The contest
for Wed., July 15th at 2:00 p.m.                           Consists of flowers, fruits/nuts, or-
in the shelter house for this                              namentals/shrubs, and vegetable
contest and then plan to par-                              identification and a quiz. Any 4-
ticipate in this very important                            H’er interested in participating in
life skill opportunity. Joetta                             this contest should contact Bob Al-
Wahl will coordinate and conduct this contest. This        len at the Extension Office (256-4591). We will
year’s speech theme is: “4-H Offers Me Opportuni-          need a coach/screened adult to transport the youth
ties to Experience Independence”.                          to the State Contest on Sept. 19th.
Your demonstration can be on just about anything.
There are three age categories each for the Speech         The County Contest is set for Thrs., Sept. 3rd
and Demonstrations: Clovers (grades 3-5); Juniors          in the Food Center at 7:00 p.m. Interested
(grades 6-8); and Seniors (grades 9-12). The demon-        4-H’ers must call the Extension Office (256-
strations are also divided by subject area: Livestock;     4591) by August 27th to register.
Color/Texture/Design; Foods; Animals for Pleasure;
Mechanical Science & Safety; Natural Resources &
Shooting Sports; Plants; General; and Team. Two
Juniors (one boy and one girl) and two Seniors (one
boy and one girl) will be eligible to participate at the
State Contest. Winners at the state level will receive
an achievement trip to 4-H Congress with other
state winners. For more information, please feel free
to contact Joetta Wahl (256-9370) or the Ext. Office
                                                                         The Extension Office has information
                                                                         on the Indiana Beekeepers Association
                  If there are any adults interested
                                                                         Young Beekeepers Awards Program:
                  in assisting with this program,
                                                                         Must be 12-22
                  which teaches basic home firearms
                                                                         years of age; will award up to $400
                  training and hunter education cer-
                                                           worth of savings bonds. Application deadline is Sept.
                  tification – there is a state require-
                                                           1, 2009.
                  ment that all adults helping need
to attend a State Training and Certification Work-
                                                           The American Beekeepers Federation essay topic is:
shop. The next State workshop is scheduled for Sep-
                                                           ―Is My Community Honey Bee-Friendly‖. Please call
tember 11th-13th at Ross Hill Camp in Tippecanoe
                                                           the Extension Office for an application if you are in-
County. Scholarships are available. Pre-registration
                                                           terested. Deadline for the essay is Jan. 15, 2010.
is due by August 26th. Call the office (256-4591) to
sign-up.                                                    4-H ADULT LEADERS DAY AT INDIANA STATE
                                                                            FAIR – AUGUST 15th
 SEPTEMBER HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES                        This day is set aside for club leaders from all over
          AT BASS PRO SHOP                                 Indiana. Registration is due between 9:30-10:00 a.m.
                                                           in the Farm Bureau Building at the Indiana State
For families with youth needing to complete a              Fairgrounds. A complete schedule will be mailed to
Hunter Education course, the next course will be           you closer to the event. This will be the recognition for
tentatively set for: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept.           20-50 year 4-H leaders, plus your chance to hear the
15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. each          excellent State 4-H Chorus
evening at the Clarksville Bass Pro Shop. Please call
Bass Pro Shop at 218-5500 to register. You must at-                        4-H LICENSE PLATES
tend all sessions and pass the test to be certified.
                                                           When renewing your auto, light
Call Gary Graf at 246-3427 for any other needed in-
                                                           truck license plates and motorcy-
formation. There will be another
                                                           cles, please remember that Indiana
course offered in February, 2010.
                                                           4-H has a special 4-H license plate
                                                           available. For a $25 donation to 4-
                                                           H you can display your support for 4-H on your vehi-
       FILL RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE                          cles every day of the year. Also, $10 of every plate
                                                           sold (in Clark Co.) comes back to the Clark County 4-
Please plan to bring your pop can tabs to the 4-H
                                                           H Program. You can now purchase them on the spot
Fair and fill the Ronald McDonald House. Please
                                                           at the license branch. When renewing your plates,
bring them to the Food Center by Wed., July 15th by
                                                           just mention that you would like an Indiana 4-H
12:00 noon.
Four-H will also be collecting plastic bottle caps this                BLOOD DRIVE AT 4-H FAIR
year. Bring them to the Food Stand, along with your
soda pull tabs. For every 10,000 caps collected a                            The American Red Cross will have a
cancer patient gets a chemo treatment. For more                              blood drive at the 4-H Fair, which
information call Jennifer or Jamie Lynch at 256-                             will be on Tuesday, July 14th, from
6679. Great Community Service projects!!                                     3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. They would like
                                                                             people to sign up prior to this day
                                                                             for a head count. Must be 17 years
            4-H CORPORATION BOARD                                            old or older and weigh at least 110
           FAIR EVALUATION MEETING                                           pounds. Please call the Extension
                                                                             Office at 256-4591 to register. Any-
                    Wednesday, July 29th has been
                                                                             one donating will receive a t-shirt.
                    set aside for the Clark County 4-
                    H Corporation Board/Fair
                    Evaluation Meeting, starting at        PRE-MINI/MINI 4-H COSTUME
                    7:00 p.m. in the Extension Office      PARADE
                    Conference Room. This is for           This event will be held on Wed.,
4-H Club Leaders and 4-H Corporation Board mem-            July 15th at 5:30 p.m. in the Indoor
bers who have ideas for next year and concerns that        Arena. Please pre-register by
need to be dealt with in the fall and winter committee     July 13th. For more information call
meetings. Concerns should be submitted in letter           Marina Traub at 256-2623. Pre-Mini is ages 3-K and
form to the Extension Office.                              Mini is K-2nd grade.
        4-H FAIR FOOD CENTER                                         4-H FAIR SPECIAL EVENTS
                                                         Tractor Pull:
Please Note: The grill in the Food Cen-                  Sat., July 11th - Pull starts at 7:00
ter will be closed down from 2:00 p.m.-                  p.m.; Pits open at 4:00 p.m. Admis-
4:00 p.m. daily during Fair week due to                  sion: Adults=$10; 7-12=$5;
low volunteer man power. Can still get                   6 & under=free; Pit Passes=$15;
                                                         Classes: Antique Div. II & III 5000#, 5500#, 6000#
soft drinks and cold food.                               and Jackpot; Lucas Oil PPL Super Farm, Hot Farm,
                                                         Pro Stock 4WD and 8000# Street Legal 4WD (non-
                                                         sanctioned); for more information contact Dan Cristi-
  2009 NORTH CENTRAL REGION VOLUNTEER                    ani (502-558-1500) or Paul Graf (502-548-6043); an-
                 FORUM                                   tiques info: Bill Busy (812-945-4731) or Rodney
                                                         Couch (502-645-3766).
The 2009 North Central Region Volunteer Forum
will be held October 1st-4th in Lincoln, Nebraska. The   Go Karts:
Forum brochure is located on the Nebraska website:       Wed., July 15th – Gates open at 4:00 p.m.; Admis-                  sion: $2.50; children 5 & under=free; 5 & under
                                                         power wheel races; pit passes-$10; for more informa-
                                                         tion contact Donnie Loweth (502-889-8047)
            INDIANA 4-H CONGRESS
                October 10, 2009
                                                         Mud Drags:
This year’s Indiana 4-H Congress will be held in In-     Fri., July 17th – Starts at 7:00 p.m.; Pits open at 4:00
dianapolis on Sat., October 10th. This program is for    p.m. Admission: Adults=$10; 7-12=$5; 6 & un-
4-H Junior Leaders.                                      der=free; Pit Passes=$15; Classes: Street Stock, Pro
                                                         Street, Super Stock, Pro Stock, Modified ATV 4-
Adult Track Option: They will again be offering a        Wheelers (time permitting); for more information
track for Adult 4-H Volunteers and Staff who work        contact Kevin Hanes (812-989-0451) or Tim Smith
with Junior Leaders, 4-H Club Officers,                  (502-553-3280).
and other 4-H members with leadership responsibili-
ties. The sessions will focus on teaching communica-     Demo Derby:
tion skills to the 4-H members. The Adult Track of       Sat., July 18th – Starts at 8:00 p.m.; Pits open at
sessions will be held at the same time that the youth    3:00 p.m.; Admission: Adults=$10; 7-12=$5; 6 & un-
are attending their sessions. The adults and youth       der=free; Pit Passes=$20; for more information con-
will join together for the opening session keynote       tact Chad Martin (812-620-7066)
speaker and for the banquet lunch.

            JAY-C GIFT CARDS
                                                                    All proceeds will benefit the
The Adult Leaders Organization is still selling these               Clark County 4-H Program.
gift cards as a fundraiser. Cards cost $5 and more
money can also be added on them. The Leaders Fund
will receive 4% of the money spent with these cards.               OTHER COUNTY FAIR DATES
For more information, please call Melissa Stephans
                                                         The 4-H Fair dates for the counties in the surround-
at 945-2913.
                                                         ing area are:
                                                            — Floyd Co. (July 6th-11th)
4-H DANCE “RAINBOW CONNECTION”                              — Jefferson Co. (July 10th-18th)
In Memory of Marquis Popp                                   — Crawford Co. (July 11th-18th)
                                                            — Lawrence Co. (July 11th-17th)
This dance will be held again                               — Washington Co. (July 24th-Aug. 1st)
during 4-H Fair week on Thurs-                              — Scott Co. (July 12th-18th)
day, July 16th in the Shelter                               — Jackson Co. (July 26th-Aug. 1st)
House, from 9:00 p.m.- midnight.                            — Harrison Co. (July 24th-29th)
There is a $1.00 entry fee, which                        If you need Fair dates for any other county, we have
goes to the memorial fund. For                           a list in the Extension Office. The Indiana State Fair
more information, contact Debbie                         runs from August 7th-22nd. We have the State Fair
Trotter at 256-3478.                                     programs available in the office.
                                                     A Message to Share:
            LAST NOTE TO                             Whether we’re ready or not, June means we’re
                                                     all going to be VERY busy with lots of summer
      PARENTS/MEMBERS:                               activities involving the youth in our programs.
                                                     Four-H camps, meetings, project workshops, Sci-
Above All: Remember that 4-H is posi-                ence Workshops, Round-Up and State Junior
 tive youth development, not winning                 Leader Conference are all conducted in June and
at whatever cost! The time leading up                so are a few of our County Fairs!!
 to our main event is where you have
learned responsibility, parliamentary                We realize that there are many organizations
                                                     with which youth and families choose to be ac-
procedures, commitment, and the feel-
                                                     tively engaged. While we appreciate that in-
  ing of accomplishing something by                  volvement with Indiana’s premiere (and largest)
   completing your club work. In my                  youth development program (4-H), with that
  opinion, every child who completes                 comes a responsibility to serve as positive repre-
   their work IS A WINNER! Please                    sentatives of 4-H. We realize that many youth
           think about this.                         have set a personal goal of participating in 4-H
                                                     competitions at the County and Indiana State
                                                     Fair and realize it is a privilege to participate.
                      MISS CLARK COUNTY
                      QUEEN CONTEST
                                                     Please help us remind families that we need to
                      This year’s contest was held   remain focused on developing the next genera-
                      on June 18th at Providence     tion of young people who will ultimately serve as
                      School. There were 10 girls    our future leaders! While competition at 4-H
                      entered in the contest.        events is natural, the education that comes with
                                                     4-H project work and attainment of personal
                    Amy Herrmann (4-H mem-           goals is far more important than an attitude of
                    ber) will be representing the    ―winning at all costs‖ (Competency rather than
                    2009 Clark County 4-H Fair       competition). With your assistance, we feel cer-
                    as this year’s Queen. She will   tain that the process of learning is far more im-
                    also be representing Clark       portant than the 4-H project or exhibit itself.
County at the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant
in August.                                           While we strive to present the ideals above, we
                                                     also expect parents and volunteers to assist us
1st Runner-Up – Brittany Davis                       by:
2nd Runner-Up – Emily Carver
                                                         Serving as positive role models;
Miss Congeniality – Emily Carver
                                                         Conducting themselves in a courteous and
                                                            respectful manner;
Congratulations to all of the girls!
                                                         Exhibiting good sportsmanship;
                                                         Praising young people for what they have
   CLARK COUNTY 4-H FAIR                                    learned from their 4-H experience and
                                                         Understanding that the best exhibit possible
              July 11th – 18th                              is the individual 4-H member!

                                                     Wishing you all a terrific summer!
                                                     Renee McKee, State 4-H Program Leader


            August 7th – 23rd                        Robert C. Allen
                                                     Extension Educator-4-H Youth Development

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