May 23, 2018
Artist Needed: If you able to draw pictures for coloring books (youth or adult), please email email@example.com and let us know. We are looking for someone to help us create a coloring book.
Rockdale Fair Rules Updated: The Rockdale Fair Rules have been updated for 2018 and are posted on the website for viewing: https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/rockdale-fair/ Please get those rules out and put the dates in your calendar!
Boiler ORDERS: All 4-H exhibitors will order their birds through the Extension office. All Ag students should order thru the Ag Science teachers.
These orders are due on May 25 and the cost is $1.55 per bird with an order of 25 birds per entry. Please do not send Ag teachers to the 4-H office to order. Order forms need to include exhibitors name, phone number and address.
Shooting Sports Meetings:
Meetings will be at the New Salem Building at the Rockdale Fair Grounds at 2pm. The format will stay the same with the first meeting being a meeting with shooting after and the second meeting being shooting.
Healthy Lifestyles: Do you enjoy working with others and performing skits? Would you like to know how to live a healthier life and make better choices? Then healthy lifestyles is for you! We will begin meeting on Monday’s to improve our knowledge in nutrition, food safety, physical activity, skin care, and teen driving safety. Each Monday we will tackle a new category.
For more information about this contest visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018-Healthy-Lifestyles-Invitational-Contest-Materials_1.13.17.pdf and come practice with us!
District Leadership Lab/Surge: District 8 Surge will be Sunday June 24-Wednesday 27, 2018. It will be held in New Braunfels at T Bar M Resort. The kids will learn from workshops but also spend 1 day at Schlitterbahn. It is a lot of fun! They will also hold officer elections for D8 Officer. If you are interested, please check the website: https://agrilife.org/d84h/events-and-activities/leadership-lab/ The deadline to run for officer and attend Surge is May 24th on 4-H Connect. Once you do attend, the County will reimburse you ½ the fee back. A fee has not been established yet and registration opens on May 7th.
Texas 4-H Community Service Project: The 2017-2018 Texas 4-H Council is encouraging local 4-H clubs to collect new or gently used children and young adult books. The books should be donated back to your local community, schools, libraries, hospitals, etc. We will be collecting the books at the Extension Office then donating them to the different libraries in the community! A presentation will be made during Texas 4-H Roundup announcing the impact made across the state. Collection will be taken from now till May 31st. If you want your books to go to a certain location, please put that location on your box when you bring them!
D8 County Camp: will be held July 6-8th and the deadline will be May 31st for all registration. Please see the website for more information and registration form. https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-clubs/4-h-camps/
Recordbooks: We will have a recordbook workshop on June 6th at 12 noon at the County Extension Office in Cameron. We will be learning about recordbooks and how to put one together. Please bring a laptop, calendar, and a lunch. After the training (1 hour), we will allow you to stay and work on your book or go ahead and leave. Hope you can come! Recordbooks are due June 28th. County Recordbook judging will be June 28th and District will be July 12th. If you would like to go online and get your forms, you can go to: http://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-activities/recordbooks/
Fun Day Camp: Fun Day Camp will be held June 8th and is for Clovers- K-2nd grade and this camp will be at the Thorndale City Park Pavilion. We will be doing a lot of fun relays and water games. Please make sure you call to register for camp!
Photography Day Camp: Photography Day Camp will be held June 29 at the Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron from 9am-12pm. The kids will learn about basic photography and how to take the right pictures. Please bring a phone or camera. We will be walking around the courthouse square after the lesson and taking photos. Please make sure you call to register for camp!
Pinterest Camp: Pinterest Camp (used to be FCS Camp) will be July 19th at the Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Cameron from 8am-12pm. We will be doing some fun activities related to Pinterest at this camp! This is also a new time than last year. Please make sure you call to register for camp!
Playstreets: Lastly, we will be holding the Playstreets family fun days at the Cameron Elementary playground starting July 10th from 11am-1pm. Please come and have fun with us! No registering required on Playstreets activities. We need helpers for this event!!! Please let Micah know if you can. It would be from 9am-10am to set up and 1pm-2pm to clean up and then anyone to come and help play games with the kids during the events! Please sign up to help!!!! This is great for record books and awards!
Major Validation: Major Show Validation for State Fair of Texas as well as 2018-2019 Steer Validation has been set for Monday, June 18, 2018.
Validation will be held at the Milam County Livestock Auction. 2605 Auction Barn Street. Cameron, TX. 76520
We will begin that morning at 6:30am with swine validation to keep hogs from getting too hot. From there we will move on to Sheep and Goat Validation, followed by Steer and Heifer Validation.
As always, Spring Validation is a busy day. We expect around 25 Hogs, 20 Sheep and Goats, and approximately 120 Steers and Heifers. So cooperation and patience is asked of all who attend. We will have paperwork that will be ready for you to fill out when you arrive. Having this completed will help speed the day along tremendously.
If you or your exhibitor is not able to attend validation. It is important that you either come by the Extension office and fill out the necessary validation paperwork ahead of time or sign an indemnity/parental waver form. This can be done anytime 2 weeks before validation June 4-15.
If you have any questions comments or concerns please feel free to contact our office any time 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday.
Milam County 4-H Awards: The Milam County 4-H Awards are now up on the website and will be due June 28th at the County Extension Office. Award interviews will be held August 9th at the Extension Office. Work on those applications soon! https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-clubs/awards/ Some require recordbooks and some do not.
Milam County 4-H Information! For information about any 4-H related activity, please go to the website or facebook page! www.Join4-h.com or www.facebook.com/milamcountyfourH
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