October 2018 Update
Below you will find a short recap of the summer and upcoming October Events
Summer Adventures = Success
This summer has been one of our most successful Summer Adventures program.  We had lots of new faces and several veterans join us over June and July to learn about plants, citizenship, horsemanship, and being a 4-Her. 

A total of 8 youth presented at District Activity Day in June with 2 youth qualifying to present at the state level during 4-H Congress.  Marianna Hernandez represented Jones County well during her presentation and brought home Gold.  We also had four youth attend Congress, three youth and one volunteer attend Electric Congress, and 10 youth attend 4-H camp.  It has been eventful. 

If you enjoyed this summer or missed out on classes because of space, be sure to register earlier for 2019 Summer Adventures.  Information will be available April 2019.

Fair Craft Day for Lenoir County Fair
The Lenoir County Fair is just around the corner.  It is scheduled to open any youth ages 5-8.  Supplies will be provided for each class, just bring your imagination.

Day 1
October 10
1 pm - 4 pm
Activity: Jewelry, Beading, and Popsicle Stick Crafts.

Day 2
October 11
1 pm - 4 pm
Activity: Potato Decorating (Categories:  Funny, Scariest, Ugliest, and Cutest)

If you have other items that you would like to enter be sure to check out the Lenoir County Fair Website .  Items can be dropped off at the Jones County Extension Office no later than 5pm Oct 12.  You will need to fill out the entry form that will be available at item drop off.
Please be sure to email or text if you plan to attend to ensure we have enough supplies for each day.

Baking Day for Lenoir County Fair
October 22
10 am - 2 pm
Registration Deadline October 19

Join us as we bake cookies, cakes, and pies for the Lenoir County Fair.  Recipes need to provided to Ms Sarah no later than Oct 19 for ingredients to be available.  If you need assistance with transportation please let Ms Sarah know when registering for this class.  Below y ou will find a link to the Lenoir County Fair Baking Competitions page where rules and expectations will be provided.  Extra items baked will be placed in the teacher lounges of each school the following day.

Lenoir County Fair Educational Booth Set up
Jones County 4-H will be setting up an educational booth at the Lenoir County Fair to showcase our program.  We will meet on Oct 11 from 9 am - 12 pm to work on the display.  We will travel to the fair grounds on Oct 13 at 1 pm to set up the final display.  If you are interested in assisting with the booth in any capacity please make sure to email or text Ms Sarah.

Pins and Needles Sewing Club
The Sewing Club will now be meeting the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 3:30 at the Jones County Extension Office.  This club is open to any youth interested in sewing that is ages 8 and up.  Our classes for October will be the 8th and 22nd.  Transportation is provided from local schools to the office, but parents must arrange pick up to their homes.

Tractor Supply Clover Sale

Jones County 4-H will be at Tractor Supply Thursday, October 11, 5 pm - 7 pm and Sunday Oct 14, 1 pm - 3 pm.  If you can help with selling clovers, please let Ms Sarah know via email or text.

4-H Online Enrollment
Coming this month, Jones County 4-H will begin the process of enrollment via the 4-H Online system.  This will mean that forms will be available to update online.  You will receive a separate email stating the process on how to set up your account.  It is not a difficult process.  But this will make for easy transition into 2019.

County Council Meeting
October 19
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Must be at least 6th grade or higher

We will have our regular business meeting at 3:00 pm followed with visiting the Lenoir County Fair.  Pizza will be provided at the business meeting, but money for the fair portion will be required.  For those not planning to attend the fair portion please make sure you are picked up by 5:00 pm.  Be sure that Ms Sarah knows you plan to attend no later than Oct 25 to ensure enough seats in Big Red. 

Ms Sarah's Contact Information for Registration or More Information

Email:  Sarah_Delap@ncsu.edu
Office Phone:  252-448-9621
Cell Phone:  336-908-3355