Wednesday, September 14, 2011

4-H Livestock group

The 4-H livestock group is getting back in gear. The group will be meeting on the 3rd Mondays at 6:00.

Lots of people think 4-H is all about living on a farm and raising a cow or a pig, taking it to fair, winning a blue ribbon and maybe selling the animal to earn money for college. For some youth, that’s true, although there’s a lot more to it than that!

The 4-H Livestock Program includes programs for those youth who own/have access to livestock and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of livestock:

learning about selecting, raising, feeding, caring for, judging, training and showing animals. Activities can include everything from educational and fun club meetings, livestock shows, service projects, judging contests, and leadership opportunities.

The upcoming Monday, September 19, will be a formation/planning session, getting ideas and suggestions for what participants would like to do in the group.

For more information, you may ask Eddy Labus at 264-3061, email

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poultry and more!

Friday, September 2, 2011

4-H Information Session

Looking for engaging activities to nurture your children? Find out about opportunities for youth at the 4-H Information session. 4-H is open to 5-18 year olds to explore a wide range of topics, from science to plants and animals The session is Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00 at the Watauga County Library. For more information, contact 264-3061.

4-H Topic Categories:

Citizenship and Civic Education

Communication and Expressive Arts

Consumer and Family Science Environmental Education and Earth Science

Healthy Lifestyle Education

Personal Development and Leadership

Plants and Animals

Science and Technology

Horse Show

Blue Ridge Open Charity Horse Show hosted by 4-H

Join us in beautiful Blowing Rock for our horse fun show, Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. The deadline to pre-register is coming up September 8. Event-day registration is also available.

We have a varied class list for all ages.

Day 1: Halter, Western, Non-trotting, fun games

Day 2: English, Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage Suitability

The show will be held at Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve. The start time is 9:30 am Saturday, and 8:30 am Sunday.

Please visit our website for pre-registration, manuals and more information:

Or call 828-264-3061.

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