September - October 2015
Pender County 4-H
County Council Meeting/ Favorite Food Show
September 17, 2015 @ 6:00

The County Council meeting will be paired with the Favorite Food Show. This event is for 4-H youth members ages 5-18. You can view the rules and guidelines to get more information. The County Council meeting will cover upcoming fall events and sign-ups. Please register for the Favorite Food show. 

Big Sweep
October 3, 2015

The "Big Beach Sweep" will be a county wide community service event for all 4-H youth members to give back to their community and clean up our county. The group will meet on Topsail Island at Soundside Park from 9:00-12:00. Please register by September 30th. 

National 4-H Week: Paper Clovers 
October 4-10, 2015

This week is a great opportunity to promote your local 4-H club and Pender County as a whole! Tractor Supply sponsors the 4-H Paper Clover Fundraiser. This is important for each club to participate in at least tow hours in store once during this week. Paper clover sales are known to increase by 40% when clubs participate in store. To learn more about the Paper Clover Campaign see the TSC website

NC State Fair: 4-H Hay Bale
October 11, 2015

Being in this state wide contest will give others a positive view of Pender County 4-H. This will be decorated by the county council officers. As individual clubs your focus should be to design a Hay Bale as you would decorate the hay bale and submit to the agent by October 2, 2015. The county council officers will choose the best design to represent Pender County at the State Fair. We will decorate the hay bale in Raleigh at the State Fairgrounds on October 11, 2015, time will be announced at a later date. 

Cape Fear Fair & Expo
October 30 - November 8, 2015

1) 4-H Fair Booth: Each club should put together an educational booth to promote your club. 
2) Interactive 4-H Booth: Each club will sign-up to operate the booth at least one, two hour shift during the fair. The booth will educate the public about general 4-H. 
3) 4-H Demonstration Competition: Youth will put together a 5 minute talk on any topic and present this talk. Dates, times, and other information will be coming soon in the fiar booklet.  

From the Agent

Well folks, another summer for the books! I had such a great time at day camp, summer camp, congress and so much more! I could not have accomplished this fun filled summer without the YOUth, parents, and most importantly the volunteers! I greatly appreciate all of the volunteers who helped at day camp, you were more help than you will ever know and for that, I thank you! The fair season is coming to us quick! Pender county will be well represented at both the state level and the local level. Please be sure to sign -up with me or your club leaders for all upcoming events. 

This year I have a goal that I would like to set for the county. I would like to see five presentations and five project record books from different youth from each club. This requirement will also go towards your club charter. 

Upcoming Events: 
  • 11/10-11 County Council Officer Training - Sampson Co.
  • 11/14-13 State Council Conference - Raleigh. Register by 10/12, cost: $75
  • Spaghetti Dinner: 11/21 Info to follow soon. 
  • Wreath Sale: delivery date 1st week in December
Jessica Hogan, 4-H Agent
801 South Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425