York County 4-H Blast

December 6, 2018

Office Closed Dec 24-28

The York County Extension Office will be closed Dec 24-28. We hope you enjoy the holiday season with your family and look forward to 2019!

Year-End Financial Reports Due Dec 31

Club Leaders: Your club's year-end financial report is due to our office on Dec 31. A letter was sent to you in November with the form and information on how to fill it out. Even if you do not have a bank account, we still need this form to verify that the information is correct for 2018.

Financial Report Form

Our office is closed Dec 24-28 so you may put the form in the mail slot by the front door that week, if needed.

Service Opportunity

Red Kettle Campaign

If your club is looking for a service project this winter, consider ringing the bells for the Salvation Army at one of 4 locations in York. All of the funds raised in York County through the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign stays in York County. The goal this year is $6800 and as of this time we are at about 12% of the goal for 2019.

Have some fun while ringing the bells! During bell ringing some groups have sang Christmas carols, performed dances/skits, brought their small pets/farm animals/etc, played Christmas music, and so much more.

To sign-up, contact:

Teresa M. Johnson


York County Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

1217 N Blackburn Ave

York NE 68467-2009



4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification

A Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Workshop is scheduled for early January in Lincoln. It will be held January 12-13 at the Nebraska Game & Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. The deadline to register for the Lincoln session is January 2nd.

Volunteers have the opportunity to become certified as an adult (21 years and older) or apprentice (14-20 years old) leader. Five project areas will be offered at the Lincoln Workshop - rifle, pistol, muzzleloading, coordinator, and archery. The Coordinator certification being offered in Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports is for individuals who work with certified shooting sports leaders, 4-H club leaders for shooting sports projects, 4-H volunteers managing shooting sports events/competitions.

The registration fee is $110.00 per person for initial certification and those individuals adding an additional discipline except for Coordinator. The registration fee for Coordinator is $80 for this workshop. This fee includes meals, supplies and program materials. The registration fee after January 2nd is $160. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements. Registration on Saturday runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

For more workshop information go to the 4-H Shooting Sports web page. Registration is available only online, HERE.

Omaha Fashion Week 4-H Collection

Over the last 10 years, Omaha Fashion Week has grown to the nation’s 5th largest fashion event. In addition to supporting more independent fashion designers than any other organization in the region, Omaha Fashion Week supports young fashion designers by providing mentoring, educational opportunities, and a professional platform to showcase work.

Nebraska 4-H is once again partnering with Omaha Fashion Week during their Spring Showcase. OFW Student Night will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 and will exclusively feature student designers, including a 4-H collection. This collection will consist of 10 to 12 garments from across the state. Each garment will be modeled by the 4-H member who made it. In order to create a complete and dynamic collection, interested 4-H members are invited to apply to participate in the show. The 4-H collection will be curated based upon the selection criteria as listed below.

Student Night Details:

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Where: Omaha Design Center (near TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha)

Hair and Make-up will be scheduled for all models starting at 2:00 p.m.

Runway rehearsal will take place at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and will end around 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are free to students who show their Student ID or are $10 for non-students. For more information about Omaha Fashion Week or to purchase tickets to this night or the entire week, visit http://omahafashionweek.com

Selection Criteria:

  • Participants must be current 4-H members.
  • Preference will be given to garments that were exhibited at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair.
  • Garments should be fashion forward, runway appropriate and display high quality construction.
  • Creativity and attention to detail are highly scrutinized in garment selection.

To Apply:

Complete the following application form: https://go.unl.edu/ofw2019

Applications are due January 11th.

Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application

The Nebraska 4-H Annual Achievement Application is a standard application form used for the selection of county and state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients.

State-Level Awards & Scholarships

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation utilizes the Annual Achievement Application for awarding scholarships. Youth interested in applying for these scholarships must complete the Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships page of the application form and follow the state-level completion and submission procedures below. For more information, please see the Nebraska 4-H Foundation Recognition page.

National 4-H Conference & National 4-H Congress

Nebraska 4-H utilizes the Annual Achievement Application to select delegates for National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference. To apply as a delegate to either national experience, youth must make that designation on their Annual Achievement Application, complete the Representing Nebraska 4-H (National Application) page, and follow the state-level completion instructions and submission procedures.

Generally, delegate applicants should:

  • Not have been a delegate to the program in which they are applying
  • Be able to miss one full week of school and/or work to attend the program
  • Be a Nebraska 4-H participant in any delivery mode, including clubs, camps, school enrichment, or afterschool programs.
  • Be dependable and punctual

In the selection process, significant accomplishments in the applicants 4-H experience, leadership, community involvement, and career spark are given more consideration than the number of 4-H projects completed.

For more information about the application form and to apply go to https://4h.unl.edu/annual-achievement-application.

The application form is due January 15 for consideration on all state level awards and scholarships.

You do not need to have applied at the County Level in order to submit a state application.

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.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.