Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots

July 3, 2019

Office Closed July 4th!

The Extension Office will be closed Thursday, July 4th. We will open again on Friday, July 5th with normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Have a safe and fun 4th!

We still need Volunteers--Parents, Leaders, and Teens!

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Favorite Foods Revue & Favorite Foods Revue with Dairy Theme Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Fair Center in Syracuse!

The Favorite Foods Revue (FFR) combines food preparation, menu planning, and table setting skills. 4-H members participating in the FFR need to plan a menu suitable for an indoor or outdoor meal. One food prepared by the 4-H member should be brought to the Revue with the selected table service, centerpiece, menu card, recipe card, and card table/picnic blanket. 4-H members enrolled in any 4-H Foods projects are eligible to participate.

The FFR is divided into three age divisions: 1) Clover Kids; 2) Juniors - those

11 and under as of January 1, 2019, and 3) Seniors - 4-H members 12 and older.

The FFR with Dairy Theme is similar, but the food product has to be made using

dairy, you need a team of two, and you must use technology. See the enclosed flyer

for more info - back side. This contest is for 4-H members 10 and older.

The FFR and the FFR with Dairy Theme will be Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Fair Center in Syracuse. Pre-register by contacting the Extension Office at 402-269-2301. Pre-registration is due Wednesday,

July 10th .

Please note the Junior Division 4-H Life Challenge Contest and the FFR/FFR with Dairy Theme will run simultaneously, so everyone can participate in both contests!

4-H Performing Arts Contest

The 4-H Performing Arts Contest will be held on Thursday, July 25, 6:00 p.m. on the Kimmel Event Center stage. The Performing Arts Contest is combined with the Fashion Show.

The rules for the Performing Arts Contest can be found on the flyer in the June TIPS Newsletter.

The registration deadline is July 15. If you need more information, contact the Extension Office or check out the Fair Book on page 10. A thank you to Emily Johnson for sponsoring the Superior Performance plaque!

Junior Division Life Challenge Contest

The Junior Division 4-H Life Challenge Contest will be Thursday, July 11 at the Fair Center in Syracuse. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with the ribbons and awards presentation scheduled for approximately 8:30 p.m. This contest is for boys and girls 11 and under as of January 1, 2019. Youth will judge four placing classes and take a short quiz.

Both the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion receive $20.00, with the awards sponsored respectively by Valentino’s of Nebraska City and Commercial State Bank of Nebraska City.

Please note both Favorite Foods Revues and the Junior Division Life Challenge Contest will run simultaneously, so everyone can participate in these contests!

4-H Pool Party Saturday, July 13th!

Don't forget to come cool off at the pool Saturday, July 13th after you checked out Germanfest. We will have our annual Pool Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Presentation Contest

It’s time to start thinking about your topic for the 4-H Presentation Contest, which is Tuesday, July 9. Youth gain valuable communication skills by participating in the 4-H Presentations Contest. Awards include a plaque for the top 4-H member in the Junior Division and one for the top 4-H member in the Senior Division. Check out page 11 of the Otoe County Fair Book for all the details!

How to fill out Entry Cards

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4-H State Dog Show

For this year, the 2019 4-H State Dog Show has many changes to it!This includes how the entry process works, this year the State Dog Show Entry forms, Fees & Vaccination forms will be due to your County Extension office by the end of the day August 9th, 2019. Please have checks for the entry fees made out to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Fishing Casting Target Boards Available!

If you would like to make a fishing target, 4 ft. by 4 ft. boards are available at the Extension Office for $5.00, also available are sample rules. If you are in the 4-H Projects Fishing for Adventure or Wildlife Conservation these may be of interest to you!
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Nebraska 4-H Foundation Flood Relief Fund

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation has created a Flood Relief Fund to support children, youth and families impacted by the recent storms and floods.

There is another fund that may be of interest to your 4-H families and friends. The 4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers Fund offers a giving opportunity to 4-H clubs and councils as well as individuals and businesses to support 4-H youth and families.

Information on both funds is available on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website: www.ne4hfoundation.org

If you have questions or need additional information, please call or email Stu Shepherd at sshepherd3@unl.edu

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Fair Clean Up

Saturday, July 20th, 8am

Otoe County Fairgrounds

Clean up will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Otoe County Fairgrounds, and will go until done. Rolls will be provided by the Otoe County Ag Society.
4-H Summer Camps-Click to check them out!

Don't forget, Otoe County 4-H Foundation will pay for $100 or half which ever is greater! Call the Extension Office at 402-269-2301 for more information!

"Blue Jeans & Country Dreams" is the 2019 Otoe County Fair Theme

Otoe County Fair July 25-28, 2019

Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

Sarah Purcell, Unit Leader, Extension Educator, spurcell2@unl.edu

Erin Steinhoff, Extension Assistant, erin.steinhoff@unl.edu

Kelsey Ahrens, Office Manager, kahrens4@unl.edu