York County 4-H Blast

May 19, 2017

Congratulations Horak Family!

Steph and family welcomed a baby boy into the world on Friday, May 12th.

Braxton Allen

9 lbs, 21 inches long

Big sister, Hannah, is super excited and everyone is doing well!

Summer Workshops

Registration has closed for the following workshops: Tie It Up; Perfect Pillowcases; PJ Party; Fabric Wall Art

There are still openings for some June & July workshops. Registrations are due June 1.

Complete the registration form and return with payment to our office.


PJ Party Workshop Update

Good news! Since, the PJ Party workshop is so wildly popular, we have decided to open up another session on Wednesday, May 24 from 1-4 p.m. Those currently on the waiting list will have first priority for this session. Please let us know today if you are able to attend on Wednesday the 24th.

Don't forget to bring your choice of 100% cotton, woven fabric. You will need a minimum of 1 3/4 yards of 60" fabric or 2 yards of 45". It is always a good idea to have them cut a little extra.

New / Familiar Faces at the Extension Office

This summer we are excited to welcome some additional staff during workshop and fair season.

Keziah Bruns will be joining us again as an Extension Aide working with Megan and Tanya on workshops and fair prep.

Kim Hirschfeld-Cotton will be stepping in as our temporary Office Manage while Steph is on maternity leave.

They both start next week. We look forward to working with them!

4-H Youth Volunteer Opportunities

We are offering a few volunteer opportunities for older 4-H youth to grow as leaders this summer. Our summer workshop program has taken off and we have registrations coming in daily. This means that the classes are filling up fast and we are going to need a few extra hands to help some of the younger participants. We also have some new things happening at fair that are designed for older youth involvement.

Click on the following link to view the opportunities where we could use your expertise. Sign up for the times that work best for you. For more information contact Megan.


Face to Face LQA Training Rescheduled

Wednesday, May 31st, 1-2:30pm

4-H Building

This will be only Face to Face option.

Cost is $5.00

If you cannot make it you can always take the NEW YQCA course at yqca.learngrow.io. You will use your FAMILY 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the ACTIVE youth in your family. Only ACTIVE members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course. All registration questions with YQCA should be directed to help@yqca.org. All 4-Hers need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations.

Drive 4 UR Community Event

Janssen Ford of York is hosting a fundraising event for York County 4-H

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Fairgrounds

Come out to the Lively Livestock Show and test drive a Ford vehicle (with no obligation to buy). For every person that drives a vehicle, York County 4-H will receive a $20 donation from Ford.

We need a few adult volunteers to help with paperwork at this event. Please let us know if you have a couple hours to spare that day!

Special Garden Project

The seeds for the Sunburst squash are in the office and ready to be picked up! Anyone enrolled in a horticulture project can have a packet of seeds.


Take your support of “Making the Best Better” and “Learning to Do” wherever you go with the new license plates showcasing Nebraska 4-H and Nebraska FFA! The Nebraska 4-H Foundation and Nebraska FFA Association in cooperation with the Nebraska FFA Alumni, have teamed up to create the first-ever license plate supporting the two largest youth organizations in Nebraska. Similar to other organizational specialty license plates, there must be 250 applications received before the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing this organizational plate. Order yours today by filling out the application form at http://ne4hfoundation.org and mailing it along with the $70 fee to the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. Be one of the first 4-H and FFA license plate owners and show the world you are an advocate of these outstanding youth organizations.

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4-H Clover Chase: A Nebraska 150 Event

Nebraska 4-H, in partnership with the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, is celebrating the Nebraska Statehood 150 with the 4-H Clover Chase!

Between March 1 - August 15, 2017, Nebraska 4-H will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt for all 4-H members. Using an app, participants will complete challenges and submit photo entries on social media using #NE4HChase. After submitting photos and earning 150 points, participants will be eligible to receive a commemorative water bottle from their local Nebraska Extension Office and will be entered into a drawing to win a drone with video capability. The Nebraska Extension Office with the highest percentage of participation wins a free National Youth Science Day kit!

Complete details about the 4-H Clover Chase can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/clover-chase. Celebrate Nebraska’s Statehood, and Nebraska 4-H, by participating in this fun-filled opportunity with your friends, club, or family!

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Between March 1 – June 30, 2017, National 4-H will kick off the “Raise Your Hand” promotion that will focus more upon attracting 4-H alumni back to the program as parents, volunteers, and donors. During this promotion, alumni will be asked to complete the following steps:

  1. Raise Your Hand – Complete the form at http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand to show your pride as a 4‑H alum.
  2. Compete for your state – Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised.
  3. Pay it Forward – Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experience or support and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands for their state at http://4‑H.org/RaiseYourHand.

About Us

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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