4-H News February 12, 2020

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4-H Horse Judging

   It’s almost time to begin preparing for a contest that’s perfect for all 4-H’ers who love horses!  Over the course of the practices, 4-H’ers will learn about different types of horses, riding styles, and what makes a “good horse.” At the contest, 4-H’ers will look at groups of four horses in halter classes and groups of riders and horses who are performing patterns in riding classes, and rank these groups from best to worst in each class. The activity is free to participate in – the only money a 4-H’er will need is for their meal at the café at Triple P Arena. Practices will be held at the schools – the first practice for each school is as follows: Frank Hughes School – March 2nd, Collinwood (at the middle school) – March 3rd, Waynesboro (at the middle school) – March 4th.  The first practice is mandatory for participation. The contest will be held on April 9th at Triple P Arena in Decaturville, and is open to all 4-H’ers in grades 4-12. For more information, please contact Samantha Morrow at the UT/TSU Extension Office at 931-722-3229.

4-H Honor Club Service Project

   The Wayne County 4-H Honor Club is conducting a county-wide service project to benefit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital’s “Champ’s Toy Chest” program. This program provides donated items to the patients and families staying at the hospital to help make their stay more comfortable.

   Items donated do have to be new – unfortunately no used or “pre-loved” items can be accepted.  The items most needed at this time are:

-Batteries: AA, AAA, C, and 9-volt

-Stuffed animals (medium sized, 8-10 inches)

-Lego sets (boxes of Legos and themed kits)

-Phone chargers (lightning cables, USB-C, and micro-USB)

-Model Magic (Crayola brand clay)

-Small toys for the Emergency Department (Dollar Store type, small toys and activities)

-Travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, liquid body wash, lotion)

-Hair care products (brushes/combs, ponytail holders, headbands, barrettes)

-Small (wedding-sized) bubbles

-Books: toddler board books and young adult or teen series, or coloring books

-Cards: playing cards, Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, etc.

-Crayola markers and crayons—non-toxic and washable (other brands acceptable too!)

   The items can be found at many places and do not have to be expensive – anything that is donated will make a difference! If you would like to donate an item, please send it to school with your 4-H’er in 5th-12th grade to be placed in the box – there are boxes at Frank Hughes School, Collinwood Middle School, Collinwood High School, Waynesboro Middle School, and Waynesboro High School. There is also a box at the Extension Office to collect items as well.  We will be conducting this service project during the month of February, and the items will be delivered to the hospital in March. 

4-H Poster Contest

   The blue ribbon winners from the classroom contests have been judged in the county contest, and the winning posters are on display outside the Extension Office in the courthouse. The contest was a tough one to judge – there were many fantastic posters!

   The winners are as follows: 4th grade: 1st Place – Kandace Luker, 2nd Place – Emma Green,

3rd Place – Izzie Scaife. 5th Grade: 1st place – Maddie Brown, 2nd Place – Zaylee Allen, 3rd Place – Wessen Bromley. 6th Grade: 1st Place – Avery Rowlett, 2nd Place – Tessa Littrell, 3rd Place – Tinslee Brewer. 7th Grade: 1st Place – Xander Daniel, 2nd Place – Megan Green, 3rd Place – Destinie Bishop. 8th Grade: 1st Place – Shawna Calton, 2nd Place – Jaleigh Powell, 3rd Place – Launa Holt. 9th Grade: 1st Place – Abby Sherrill.

   Great job to all of our participants in the contest! The posters that were selected to be submitted to the Regional 4-H Poster Contest to compete in the State Contest are Kandace Luker, Maddie Brown, and Zaylee Allen. 

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