Sunday, June 28, 2009


Record books are due in the Extension office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. If you are in need of help, please contact the office immediately. All Junior and Intermediate books will automatically go on to the District competition for placing. Senior books will be judged at the County level to qualify for District.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Give a shout out to Brice McDonald! He was elected at the Public Relations Officer for the District 3 4-H Council. This week Brice and Marci Thorn attended Leadership Lab at the Texas 4-H Center at Lake Brownwood. There were games, canoeing, socials and officer elections. Brice was required to lead a group of around 100 4-Hers in an activity as well as provide a speech on why he wanted to be a district officer. He then participated in an interview and supplied a 4-H resume to be scored.

We want to thank Brice for his dedication to the 4-H and his willingness to serve as an officer. He will do a great job representing Childress in our district!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Summer Fund Raiser

This year the 4-H clubs will host the concession stand of the Old Settler's Rodeo, July 17 & 18. Everyone needs to help with this effort by volunteering to work a shift. The shifts only last 2 1/2 hours each so you will still have time to watch the rodeo. Adults are needed to prepare and serve the food. 4-Hers will be responsible for taking orders and getting drinks, candy, and popcorn. Shawna Jameson has graciously agreed to head-up the concession stand so you can call her with any questions.

The clubs normally do two large fund raisers throughout the year: the concession stand and the annual Mexican Stack-Up dinner. The money raised from these fund raisers goes to the 4-hers to help pay for awards, district and state contest entry fees, leadership programs, 4-H promotions, equipment, and other items needed throughout the year. Everything the 4-H clubs do during the year takes money, so just remember that you need to do your part to help make the year a success!