Extension Notes … by Brandon Pharis

Posted October 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

4-H Goes Green!

Are you like most of us who have old cell phones lying around after an upgrade or perhaps you broke a phone? Did you know that those used, worn out, and maybe broken cell phones can help our 4-H program?

We are starting a recycling drive that will add funds to the 4-H program that directly impacts the youth in Clinton County. We accept any form of working or broken form of digital technology. Some examples of the pieces we can accept are: cell phones, digital cameras, tablets, and empty ink jet cartridges.

Not only will you be helping our 4-H with your donations, you will also be helping our ecosystem by recycling old batteries.

Drop off boxes can be found at various locations across town, or you can drop off your donations directly to the Extension Office.

Sewing Club Update

Last week, we had several young 4-H’ers who learned the basics of sewing in their first sewing club meeting. The sewing club meets ten times and 4-H’ers learn everything from the basics of sewing, to sewing buttons, and finally creating a variety of products using the sewing machine.

Our club members this time are Madison Claborn, Rachel Sawyers, Paige Hicks, Katrina and Kimberly Troxell, Monica Stinson, Annie and Mary Cross, Claire Guffey, Abby Craig, and Emma Tompkins. Due to limited space and resources, we could only accept a certain number.

If there is enough interest, we will be offering the same beginners class again sometime in January. We will keep you posted as to the possibility of having this class again.

4-H Ambassadors

We have started a new club with our 4-H program called 4-H Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are a group of high school students who want to have a larger leadership role within 4-H. They are an extension of the 4-H program that helps the staff with programs, clubs, and a variety of events.

This group of young people is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and very involved with their school and community. As part of the Ambassador program, they will be working on at least one community service project per month, so you will see them highly active in our community.

So far, our Ambassadors are; Baylee Baker, Macy Campbell, Tiffany Cash, Caitlyn Choate, Chase Claborn, Rachel Claborn, Jennifer Covey, Ethan Daniels, Lamon Hubbs, Chesney Polston, and Haley Stockton.

Piggy Bank Design Contest

The Extension Office is sponsoring a Piggy Bank Design contest for all students ages K-12th grades. The contest will run now through November 20th as the deadline.

Winners will be chosen at Christmas Village on November 21st. For more information/requirements stop by the Extension Office or visit our Facebook page for the brochure at facebook.com/ClintonCo4H.

UK’s “See Blue, See Ag” Night

On October 15th, the University of Kentucky will be having a “See Blue, See Ag” night for students who are interested in attending the University of Kentucky.

The event will start at 5:00 at the Russell County School’s Auditorium. There will be information about UK admissions, scholarships, financial aid, student life, and you will have the opportunity to meet UK faculty, staff, and students.

To register, please email Jason.Headrick@uky.edu by 10/11/13.

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