Plenty of events for ev­ery­one through 4-H

The Covington News - - LOCAL - TERRI KIM­BLE FULLER­TON COLUM­NIST Terri Kim­ble Fuller­ton is the New­ton County 4-H Agent through UGA Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion. She can be reached at tkim­ble@ uga.edu.

As 4-H kicks into high gear there are op­por­tu­ni­ties up­com­ing for 4-H’ers of all ages, so join us for an up­com­ing event.

To learn how to make 4-H part of your fam­ily, visit our of­fice on the se­cond floor of the New­ton County Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, the floor above the tag of­fice; we’re open Mon­day through Fri­day from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.

Youth in­vited to 4-H skate party

Youth ages 9-and-up are in­vited to join New­ton 4-H for the kick-off skate party Mon­day night from 6:308:30 p.m. at Romp ‘N Roll Skat­ing Rink, 3174 Salem Road, Cony­ers.

The cost is $5 per skater, and par­ents are en­cour­aged to stay. Younger sib­lings may also skate if a par­ent stays.

Ju­nior 4-H Con­fer­ence

Sev­enth and 8th grade 4-H mem­bers are head­ing to Rock Ea­gle 4-H Cen­ter on Oct. 26 and 27 for Ju­nior 4-H Con­fer­ence. Reg­is­ter by Oct. 3 for only $62, which in­cludes trans­porta­tion, re­cre­ation, a dance, ser­vice projects, lodg­ing and food.

Last push for pop tabs

Alu­minum pop tabs will be de­liv­ered to Ju­nior 4-H Con­fer­ence for the an­nual statewide re­cy­cling project for the Ron­ald McDon­ald Houses of Ge­or­gia.

We es­ti­mate that we are near­ing our 595-pound record from a few years ago and would re­ally love to be num­ber one in the dis­trict and state, so keep de­liv­er­ing your tabs!

Week­end in the Clas­sic City

High school stu­dents get a taste of col­lege life at Week­end in the Clas­sic City on Oct. 18-20.

Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia 4-H’ers or­ga­nized the con­fer­ence held on cam­pus for only $90 per par­tic­i­pant. Only a few spa­ces re­main, so reg­is­ter today.

Hol­i­day Card Con­test

Any 4-H’er age 9-and-up may en­ter the Ge­or­gia 4-H Foun­da­tion hol­i­day card con­test through Oc­to­ber 2.

Draw and color your de­sign on a half-sheet of white typ­ing pa­per (8.5”x5.5”); a universal winter theme is sug­gested. Down­load the of­fi­cial en­try form at www.geor­gia4h­foun­da­tion.org/card/de­fault.htm.

Com­mu­nity ser­vice award

Youth in 5th grade and up may ap­ply for the Spirit of Com­mu­nity award spon­sored by Pru­den­tial.

In ad­di­tion to com­pet­ing for $1,000, a sil­ver medal- lion and a trip to the Wash­ing­ton D.C., youth may also earn a Pres­i­den­tial Ser­vice Award signed by the pres­i­dent. Visit www.pru­den­tial.com/spirit to ap­ply (pass­word: spirit).

Af­ter ap­ply­ing, bring a copy of your ap­pli­ca­tion to the 4-H of­fice for lo­cal judg­ing. The lo­cal win­ners for fifth through eighth grades and high school will be hon­ored by New­ton County 4-H, which serves as a lo­cal cer­ti­fy­ing agency.

New­ton 4-H had a state fi­nal­ist two years ago and has hon­ored Pres­i­den­tial Ser­vice Award win­ners the last six years.

Horse Club kicks off

The new­est 4-H spe­cial in­ter­est club for be­gin­ning horse­men will hold its first ac­tiv­ity Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

E-mail tkim­ble@uga.edu to be added to the list- serv for de­tails about the meet­ing. The club is led by vol­un­teer leader Tim Can­non.

4-H Night at Col. Cob’s Corn Maze

Mitcham Farms hosts 4-H and FFA mem­bers and their fam­ily and friends on Oct. 17 at Colonel Cob’s Corn Maze lo­cated at 797 Mace­do­nia Church Road in north Ox­ford from 6-9 p.m. for $8 cash per per­son.

Up­com­ing meet­ings

If you don’t al­ready have a 4-H club, check out one of these up­com­ing 4-H meet­ings.

Mid­dle and high school stu­dents in pub­lic, pri­vate and home school meet on the se­cond Tues­day each month from 6-7:15 p.m. at the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing. En­ter the em­ployee en­trance on Elm Street (across from the park­ing deck) Oct. 14.

Home school stu­dents age 9-and-up and pri­vate or pub­lic school stu­dents age 9 through 5th grade are in­vited to meet on the se­cond Fri­day each month at 3:30 p.m.

As al­ways, check our web­site at www.ugaex­ten­sion.com/new­ton for the lat­est news­let­ters.

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