Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How do I sign my exhibits up for the Fair?

Wanna blue ribbon?  Gotta get those exhibits entered!
Here's how...

All 4-H Exhibits must be entered online prior to Sunday, August 3rd at 11:55 p.m.

How do I register my exhibits online?
It is the responsibility of the adult who taught the class/club/activity to enter the exhibits into the online system for the youth who participated. It is the responsibility of the youth to decide what they want to enter and notify the leader so the club leader can enter it for them before the deadline.

*If your child participated in Fab Friday or Summer Clubs (taught by Barbie, Aris, or Rebecca): fill out THIS SURVEY.  

**For Rebecca's cooking club fill out THIS SURVEY

***For family clubs and other club leaders: 
1. To register exhibits click HERE and click on the "HELP! I need a new password" link. It may be helpful to have the fairbook codes/classes open - for the complete fairbook click HERE.
2. Add entries for each club member you are responsible for.  If for some reason you have trouble logging in or one of your club members is not on the list, please call the Extension office.

4-H Food & Events at the Fair

4-H is gonna have fun at the Fair!
Check us out!

Wednesday-Saturday

Teen Council Snack Shack

Support the 4-H Teen Scholarship Fund in the Coke wagon - cotton candy, snow cones, homemade corn dogs, and more!



NEW for 2014!!

Snow Cone flavors of a different savor

The Snow Cone Flavor Contest was a HUGE hit! The top flavors, as picked by a panel of expert judges, will be featured this year at the 4-H Snack Shack at the Fair.  Here is the list of the flavors - be sure to come down and try them all!



1.  Cococherry Gone Nuts

2.  Tropical Thunder

3.  Kryptonite

4.  Cherrific

5.  Hawsome

6.  Fantastic Fiesta

7.  the RIO

8.  LeMint

9.  Pineapple Paradise

10.  JusRite


Join the Sevier County 4-H Instagram Scavenger Hunt!

How it works: Each day of the Fair, we want YOU to take pictures around the Fair and post them to Instagram with the hashtag "#sevier4hutah".  Then search for the pictures of your fellow fair-goes, favorite their photo(s), and the pics with the most "favorites" each day will be posted on our Facebook page and in the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds.  GET CREATIVE - maybe you take a picture of you/your friends posing with an animal or you eating the messiest, yummiest, most colorful food, etc.  The theme will change each day so be sure to keep posting and follow along!



Daily Photo Themes:

Wednesday: EXHIBITS

Thursday: ANIMALS

Friday: FOOD

Saturday:  EVENTS/ACTIVITIES


Thursday
Maker Camp
Join us in the Exhibit Hall for some fun activities related to the Maker Camp Theme of the Week: DIY Music.  Activities will be available from 12-4 p.m.  Come check it out!


Friday

Awesome Omelets

Sevier County 4-H Teen Council will present the 6th Annual Awesome Omelet Bar on Friday, August 8th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Located outside the Auction/Show Barn, this breakfast opportunity will feature omelets custom made-to-order.  Come hungry! Come early!  All proceeds benefit the Sevier County 4-H Teen Council Scholarship Fund.  This event is sponsored by the Sevier Country Music Players & Dancers.

Best of luck to our 4-H Livestock Exhibitors!

Let's have a Stock Show!

Well, all the lambs, pigs, and steers are getting trimmed and washed to head to town for the stock show!  The Sevier County 4-H Staff want to wish all our 4-H members best of luck at this year's Southern Utah Junior Livestock Show!

The time for preparation is almost over, and now its time to show off all your hard work.  Remember to be respectful of other exhibitors, parents, and families while you're at the show - you will be wearing that 4-H patch on your arm and, as such, have committed to behave in a certain way. 

Don't forget to tell everyone you know that you'll be selling your animal on Friday morning, too.  Generous donations can be made directly to YOUR animal, so be sure to tell you dad's boss, your grandma, and your neighbor to come down to the auction, have a 4-H Awesome Omelet for breakfast and boost your auction price by filling out one of the little colored post cards.

And, last but not least - take time to tell your parents, club leaders, and stock show volunteers THANK YOU for all the effort and work they are putting in FOR YOU.

Again - we wish you the best of luck and hope you have FUN!

4-H or open class?

If you made it in 4-H, we want to see it on "OUR" 
side of the building!


What qualifies as a 4-H exhibit?  How is it different than Open Class?
When youth are enrolled in the 4-H program they complete projects and learn important life skills like teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.  In Sevier County, 4-H members can participate with their families, in community groups (like Fab Friday and community clubs), and in summer clubs.

A 4-H exhibit is a project completed at one of the activities listed above by a youth who is enrolled in 4-H.  This is an elite group!  It is different than open class because the projects we do in 4-H are UNLIKE anything you've ever seen before!  

Sometimes the items are completed outside a club event/activity or you might learn a skill at the 4-H event and then make a project later. If you want to exhibit items that weren't completed AT a 4-H event or you re-made the item to perfect the skill (or you ate the item because it was yummy food), you can still exhibit in that category, you'll just need to tell the adult in charge of that activity so they can enter the item for you. 

In 4-H, it is so much more than just finishing a project (like you might do at school, scouts, church, etc.) - the life skills component is unique to 4-H! 

How do I choose what to bring?
Youth are allowed to enter 1 item per lot/category in 4-H. Sometimes, if your child participates in several different 4-H groups, they might make more than one thing that fits in the same category.  In 4-H we choose the best of our best to put in the fair - so, if you happen to make more than one of something in 4-H, it isn't appropriate for your "extra" item to be entered in Open Class. Pick your best to represent you and Sevier County 4-H.

It's COUNTY FAIR time!




The 107th Annual Sevier County Fair is right 
around the corner!
Here are some things you need to know...

4-H Exhibit specifics:
-All exhibits must be registered online PRIOR TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 3RD @ 11:55 p.m. 
-We will print exhibit tags for you
-Bring your items to the Exhibit Hall at the Fairgrounds between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, August 4th.; non-food items will NOT be accepted after 6 p.m. on Monday; NO EXCEPTIONS.  These deadlines allow us time to prepare for judging Tuesday morning.
-Food items will be accepted on Monday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Tuesday morning between 8 and 9:30 a.m.  ONLY FOOD items are accepted Tuesday morning - no other items will be accepted after 6 p.m. Monday evening.
-Exhibits will be on display starting at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6th.
-Premiums will be available between 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 9th.  
-Exhibits can be picked up from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, August 9th and 10 a.m. -2 p.m. on Monday, August 11th.  After that time all remaining premiums and exhibits will be available for pick-up at the Extension office.

If you need help with the online registration process or with getting your child's exhibits to the fair, please don't hesitate to call the office BEFORE Friday, August 1st at 5 p.m.  We can't help you if we don't know you need help but we're happy to help if we can.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Get Involved with 4-H Maker Camp this Summer

NEW 4-H Maker Camp!

Get involved with a new, hands-on program this summer for FREE.

Who

What
4-H members, ages 9 and up

4-H Maker Camp
When
July 7th - August 15th : Tuesday's from 10am to 3pm
How
At the 4-H Extension office OR online through Google+.

Fill out this form to let us know if you will be joining the fun.



What is Maker Camp?

It is a FREE summer camp for building, tinkering, and exploring where you can participate in-person (at the Sevier County 4-H office in Richfield) or online through Google+. To learn more about what we will be doing this summer, check out this list of Maker projects.
 

How do I participate?

In-person:
If you choose to participate in person, you can join us each week at the 4-H Extension site (
250 N. Main, Richfield, UT 84701). From the week of July 7th to the week of August 15th, we will be working on projects every Tuesday from 10am to 3pm. If you can attend the whole day from 10am to 3pm, great; please bring your own lunch. If you cannot attend for the whole time, come and leave as you are available. We will be there on Tuesday's from 10am to 3pm (EXCEPT for the week of the fair).

If you choose to come to the Extension office to participate, we will have materials waiting for you to create your Maker projects. If you cannot attend every single week, no worries. We welcome you to participate for one day or for as many meetings as you can attend.

Online:
If you choose to participate at home, you will need to create a Google+ profile and follow MAKE to attend Maker Camp. If you’re under 13, you can attend Maker Camp on Google+ with your parent, using his or her Google+ profile. Maker Camp will be available every day from July 7th to August 15th.

As for materials, many of the materials you need for the projects are likely already available in your home. However, any materials you need to buy ahead of time are inexpensive and easily attainable at grocery, hardware, or electronics stores. If you choose this option, please upload pictures to the MAKE page, Maker Camp community page, and/or upload to instagram #sevier4hutah.

What about Fair week?
During fair week, we will be hosting maker camp at the county fair, so if you would like to participate that week, please join us at our 4-H booth on Thursday, August 7th from 12pm to 4pm to continue Maker Camp. After that week, we will continue to meet at the 4-H Extension office location Tuesday's from 10am to 3pm.

How do I sign up for Google+?
If you choose to participate in Maker Camp in-person, you do not have to join Google+. We have a Google+ account under the name SevierUT FourH. Feel free to add us to your circles and follow us. Since we already have a Google+ account, if you show up in person, we can participate together using our Google+ account.

If you choose to participate online, you can create a Google+ account by following these directions. After you've created one, simply add MAKE to your circles and join the Maker Camp community to get started. During the weeks of Maker Camp, they will post everything you need to know to participate.

Do I need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate?
Yes. If you are not yet enrolled, please go to seviercounty4-h.org to enroll. If you are already enrolled, you are ready to start creating at Maker Camp.

Remember, please fill out this form to let us know if you will be participating.
 

See you at Maker Camp!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Good Luck Horse 4-Hers!


Horse show season has arrived!

The Sevier County 4-H Staff want to wish all the 4-Hers in the Horse Project best of luck in this upcoming summer show season!  Our horse program has grown by leaps and bounds this year and we are excited to see each of our new and returning members succeed and improve in the show pen.

Here are the horse show dates for this year:
Friday, June 13th
Thursday, June 26th
Saturday, July 12th
Thursday, July 31st
Monday, August 4th

Youth will earn points at each show and those with the highest points will earn a spot on our State Horse Show delegation.  The Utah State 4-H Horse Show will be held at the Golden Spike Arena in Ogden, Utah September 25-27, 2014. Youth will also be working toward year end awards here at home.

All youth must be enrolled in 4-H prior to June 13th to participate.  Be safe, best of luck, and have fun!