York County 4-H Blast

August 10, 2017

State Fair Online Entries Due Today at 5 p.m.

Online entry for contests and livestock is now open! Entries are due August 10 by 5 p.m.

The entry site can be found at the following link. This is only for in-person events at the State Fair. Static Exhibits will be entered by Extension Staff per judges' selections.

Attention Quilt Exhibitors:

Nebraska 4-H will be accepting Quilts of Valor at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair. Quilts that received purple ribbons at the county fair can be entered and judged in the Quilt Quest, Home Environment, and Citizenship project areas. All other Quilts of Valor that will not be judged can be dropped off at the Quilt Quest area. We plan on displaying all Quilts of Valor at the fair and have the “Quilts of Valor Presentation” on Saturday, September 2nd beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the 4-H Building. 4-H'ers and volunteers who have made and donated quilts will be recognized as their quilt is shown on stage. I encourage you to attend!

If you would like to send your 4-H Quilt of Valor to the Nebraska State Fair, please register that quilt by filling out the following form. If you are exhibiting more than one, you will need to complete the form for each quilt. If you do not want to send your QOV project, let me know by responding to this email.

QUILT OF VALOR FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/M73J445Km3w5broo1

Please complete the form by Monday, August 14!

State Fair Static Exhibits

Letters were sent in the mail this week to all exhibitors who had items selected for State Fair in either Ag Hall or the Home Ec Building. Please review the list to make sure that everything is listed correctly.

Non-perishable exhibits selected for State Fair can be brought into the Extension Office anytime between now and Monday, August 21. Please be sure that all required additional information is attached per the fair book.

Food and Horticulture must be brought to the Extension Office between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

We will deliver all exhibits to Grand Island for you. Static exhibits will be back in the Extension Office the afternoon of Tuesday, September 5th,

AKSARBEN Entry Process

The 2017 AKSARBEN Entry process will be an online entry process. The entry process opened Monday, July 24. Entries will be accepted through August 31 at the published entry fee rates. More information will be provided soon. Complete login and entry instructions will be posted on the aksarbenstockshow.com website

ESI Showcase at State Fair

Youth who have participated in any ESI Camps, either this summer or in the past, are invited to participate in this unique event. Let Megan know if you are interested in selling your products at state fair!

September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

Where: 4-H Building – Nebraska State Fair – Grand Island NE

When: 1 pm to 4:00 pm (Youth will need to be present and set up prior to that time – arrive between 12-12:30 to accomplish that)

Unloading and Reloading: We have asked for and hope to receive unloading passes for each youth entrepreneur this year so items don’t have to be moved from public parking into the 4-H building

Entry Fees: No fee for the showcase, but entry passes will be obtained for the youth entrepreneur and one adult

Champion Sweatshirts On Order

Reminder: Champion Sweatshirts from County Fair will be ordered by the Extension Office. You will not need to fill out an order form. All Champion winners will receive a sweatshirt this year. Orders will be made based on the size provided on your county fair entry form. This year's sweatshirt color is dark gray!

4-H Clover Chase Ends August 15!

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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