July 22, 2022 - 4-H Friday News
4-H Monday News
July 22, 2022
entire Wyoming county 4-H staff is here for anything you and your families may
need, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with your question(s)!
State Fair Youth Animal Entry
- We are still waiting on the NYS
4-H office to provide complete youth entry information and deadlines for animal
science.If you have ANY interest in
exhibiting beef, dairy, dogs, hogs, poultry, rabbits, or sheep in the 4-H/youth
divisions at State Fair, please contact the 4-H Office no later than AUGUST 1ST
so that we can put you on a list to pass along information when it becomes
available.Eligible horse participants
have already been notified.For families
planning to enter animals in open classes at State Fair, entry information is
available online along with entry deadlines https://nysfair.ny.gov/competitions/how-to-enter/
State Fair Youth Building Entry
- We’re excited that our 4-H members
will have an opportunity to showcase their hard work at the New York State Fair
this year! Remember 2021 ‘state fair selections’ are eligible to move directly
onto display at the 2022 NYS Fair, in addition to any selections made at our
county fair this year! The Wyoming County Fair “rotation” at our district booth
will be Monday August 29th – Friday September 2nd. If older teens are
interested in attending the state fair to serve as teen evaluators, and help in
our county booth with daily activities, please call the 4-H office to
*Reminder* if youth do have exhibits
selected for state fair, we will be working with families to fill this
information out during our fair and early the following week, as we must take
all exhibits to the state fair on Tuesday, August 23rd. Just be mindful if your
child has exhibits selected – we will be looking for paperwork to be turned
Scholarship Applications - This
scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and post high school
students intending to further their education at an institution of higher
education or directly entering the workforce.Meat animal project participation for the last four years is required,
including the current project year.Applications
are due on Monday, July 25th and applications can be found here: https://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/resources/2022-livestock-scholarship
- All rabbit
& cavy exhibitors need to attend the showmanship clinic on Tuesday, August
9th at 7:00pm.The meeting will be held
at the poultry and rabbit barn at the fairgrounds.Please DO NOT bring your rabbits/cavies that
evening.Exhibitors will also be able to
sign up for work shifts during fair at that time.
Horse Activities, Barn Cleanup & Committee Meeting!
August 2nd 6:30pm at the fairgrounds near the horse barns.
- In addition
to the committee meeting, we will be offering any youth interested an
opportunity to participate in some pre fair fun! Please call the 4-H office to
register. You do not need to have a horse or be planning on riding at the fair
to participate. We will be working on making sure the barns and surrounding
areas are fair ready. Bring some tools! Please contact Sarah at the 4-H office
if you have any questions.
Pants -4-H members who are showing dairy or goats, are you looking for
show white pants? We have a 4-H club leader who has a variety of sizes of white
pants, call Stephanie in the 4-H office to inquire about show pants.
Building at Fair!
- July is
flying by, and August is almost here! If you haven’t already – think about
those 4-H projects, you completed throughout the year and get them ready to
submit in the youth building! Judging day is Friday, August 12th 1-7pm.
Reference the fair book for section and class details, remember to fill out
your voucher and entry cards ahead of time! You can find these materials
digitally on our website or stop in the office for hard copies. https://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development/projects-activities/wyoming-county-fair
CLEANUP DAY – At the Youth Building - Many hands make light work – if your family or club is
interested in helping get the youth building sparkling in time for the fair, we
would gladly accept the help! Our cleanup day is Tuesday, August 9th 9AM-12PM.
Please call the 4-H office to let us know you’ll be attending!! We will provide
cleaning supplies and light snacks!
Getting Fair Ready – Youth Building Questions?? - Are you overwhelmed with the requirements to exhibit static
projects in the youth building? Questions about evaluation day or how to fill
out your child’s voucher correctly? We will have an in-person opportunity to
answer all of those and more! We will be specifically featuring vegetable, flower,
and baked good exhibits, but all questions are welcome about any project!! Join
us Thursday, August 3rd at 6:30pm at the Ag & Business Center – to register
for this event call the 4-H office.
CLEANUP DAY –
Fair Barns - Tuesday, August 9th at 5:30PM. Dairy, Livestock, and Small Animal
Exhibitors: Come on out and help spruce up the barns before the fair starts!
Bring shovels, brooms, rakes, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, etc. We would greatly appreciate everyone’s help in getting general cleanup done before clubs and individuals start setting up displays. If your club has a
specific project you would like to do, call the 4-H office.
Barn Stall Set-up - Exhibitors may start
setting up after 7PM on Tuesday, August 9th. Keep in mind that we really
can’t have people “working” in the barns all hours of the night. It is 4-H’s
responsibility to turn out the lights and lock things up the best we can each
night. Please be respectful of these requests. Thank you in advance!
- Is your club
looking for something fun to do at fair this year?Why not consider entering a float for the
Grand Parade on Monday, August 15th.The
fair theme this year is in honor of our 4-H program’s 100th anniversary –
“Wyoming County Fair Salutes a Century of 4-H!”If you are interested, details can be found on page 12 of the fair book.
for U-Pick Flower Session & Tour
- Registration will close at the end of the day on Monday, July 25th
for the tour and u-pick opportunity at Flowers on the Hill – a local flower
grower in Wyoming. Owners Peg and Trina Cox will be providing a tour of the
grounds, and an opportunity to pick flowers to make a bouquet to take home!
This opportunity is free for general attendance, but if you would like to pick
a bucket of flowers it will be $15 each. Please call the 4-H office to register
by Monday if you wish to attend this unique opportunity!
Dance Planning Meeting
- Teens – are you interested in
having a 4-H semi-formal dance this fall?This event would be in place of the former fall etiquette dinner.Join us Friday, July 29th at 10am in the 4-H
office for a planning session to get the “ball” rolling!Call the 4-H office to let us know if you
plan to attend the meeting.
- Monday August 1st – 6:30pm at Spencer’s Gladiolus (6496 Oatka
Road, Perry)! Please call the 4-H office to register. Youth will learn all
about showcasing their gladiolas for the fair and make a corsage/arrangement to
practice and take home! This session is highly recommended if youth are
participating in the gladiola project.
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