Horse Barn update:
The Fair Board is hard at work preparing for the Horse Barn Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 11th. They are still in need of silent auction donations: ideally items or groups of items valued at $50-$200.
If you know of a great cook, they will be looking for deserts to serve with dinner and auction off. They will be posting a volunteer signup sheet soon - on Facebook. We encourage all 4H and FFA Exhibitors to chip in and help in any way you can.
They also need volunteers to help serve the meal. This will be a great opportunity to get your volunteer hours in to be able to go through the premium sale for 2018 fair. You will be able to sign up through Facebook when they post it.
4-H Enrollment and Fee:
This year the State is implementing a fee to join 4-H beginning October 1, 2017. This will be done through 4-H Online. Here is an informational packet about the fee from the state office. Please do not let this determine whether or not you will join. 4-H is a great organization that teaches life skills, encourages higher education, and youth are less likely to be involved in risky behaviors (Tufts University, 2012). There is a waiver available if you would like to use it. When you come to the payment choices just choose the waiver. No money is to be sent to the local office - it goes to the state office and there is an address provided if you are sending a check. The enrollment system will be open on October 2, 2017 for the new 4-H year.
National 4-H Week:
October 1-7 marks National 4-H Week! Promote 4-H to your school, friends, neighbors and your community! Talk about what you do in 4-H, what projects you want to try yet and why you like 4-H. Bring a friend to your 4-H club meeting this month and encourage them to join with you - it's always more fun with a friend! #TrueLeaders
The next 4-H Council meeting will be on October 10th at the WEEC building behind the Altamont Extension Office. We will eat at 6:30 p.m (please RSVP by Oct 9) the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. We will be electing new officers.
Montgomery County will be hosting this event at the Civic Center in Independence on November 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Please plan on attending if you are an officer for your club for the 2017-2018 4-H year.
November 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the LCHS cafeteria we will hold the 4-H Achievement Banquet. You do not have to be getting an award to come to the banquet. It is for any Labette County 4-H member and their family. Please RSVP by Nov 1st. 620-784-5337.
This event will be held November 17-19 at Rock Springs. Registration is open. More information and a registration link can be found here.
Here is the link for Kansas 4-H Scholarships
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