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Monroe County 4-H November 2015 Newsletter

Poinsettia Sale-12th Annual Poinsettia sale/Fundraiser-Pre-orders can be placed through Tuesday November 17th by coming to the 4-H office. These plants have been beautiful over the past several years; please consider either selling or placing an order for some.  Prices are $20.00 for Large and $15.00 for Medium size plants. They will be in full bloom and will be ready for pick up December 3rd or 4th at the 4-H office. Call for more information 478-994-7014.

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging-This team has been preparing for competition on Tuesday November 10th in Perry at the National Fair Grounds. Good Luck to the team and their coach, Mrs. Laurie Harris.
Jr. Conference- this event is for 7th and 8th Grade 4-H’ers. We have a large group attending this conference where they will participate in workshops, Community Service activities, Exhibit Fair, Talent show, a Dance and a performance by Clovers & Co.

Cloverleaf Project Achievement-Saturday November 21st. We have a great group of 5th and 6th graders signed up for this competition. This group of 4-H’ers will present their selected projects at Rock Eagle in Eatonton. All 5th and 6th graders in Monroe County were invited to participate and were given a “Friends Finding your way to Project Achievement” book during class club meetings in October as well as an invitation for their parents to attend a meeting in order for them to participate in this contest. Good Luck to this group of Cloverleaf 4-H’ers!

Jr and Sr 4-H’ers that are Teen Leaders and have attended or are attending DPA (District Project Achievement) –your help is needed to assist Cloverleaf 4-H’ers with their presentations, typing, gluing, listening, etc. This is great material for your portfolio!  Call/e-mail to see when this will take place.

Jr/Sr Leadership Council- Tuesday, November 17th. This is for 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers only.  6:00-7:30 p.m. We will have dinner, meet and work on a community service project. More details will be sent to 4-H’ers eligible to participate.

Operation Christmas Child-Monroe County 4-H Leadership Council will be accepting donation of items to fill shoeboxes this month as well as money to cover the $7.00 fee for shipping cost per box. If you would like to donate items or money to help with shipping costs please drop off at the Monroe County 4-H office before Friday Nov. 13th. A list of suggested items can be viewed at:   scroll down the page to list of suggestions to donate/pack and what not to pack.

Jr/Sr Portfolio workshop- Monday Nov. 23rd 9:00-12:00. This workshop is for 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers that have committed to participate in Project Achievement at the Jr/Sr level. Please call to reserve your seat by Thursday Nov. 19th. Please bring all your information you may need to put in your project portfolio.

4-H Sr. Fall Forum at Rock Eagle-Dec. 13 and 14, 2014-For Sr 4-H’ers only-9th-12th grades-Attend activities: Workshops led by 4-H’ers for 4-H’ers, Exhibit Fair & Community Service Projects, 4-H 4K Color Run/Walk, Clovers & Company performance, appearance by Miss Aamerica, dance and Hundreds of your 4-H friends from across the State! Cost is $72.00 by Monday Nov. 30th deadline.

Pop tab collection-We are collecting Pop-tabs from aluminum cans for the Ronald McDonald House in Macon. If you have a collection you would like to donate, please let us know or drop them by the 4-H office. This is an on-going Community Service that our 4-H’ers participate in all year long. So start saving those pop tabs now! We will deliver our collection already accumulated later this month with other 4-H clubs from all over Georgia.

The Extension/4-H Office will be closed Nov.26-27 for Thanksgiving Holidays



4-H Shotgun Competition Draws 1,000 Kids From Across Georgia
By Brooke MooreGeorgia Outdoor News – published Friday, May 29, 2015

Shots constantly rang out as hundreds of talented kids demonstrated their incredible abilities in the 4-H Modified Trap competition held May 8-9 in Putnam County. The youth shotgun competition was one of a number of 4-H shooting events that have occurred since February under 4-H’s Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun and Education) program.

During the Modified Trap event, each contestant shot at 25 clay targets with the goal of hitting as many targets as possible in order to advance in the competition.

This may seem like a difficult task to most, but to some of these kids, it was a piece of cake. Multiple shooters were able to get near-perfect scores, which caused the hundreds of tents filled with supportive family, friends and coaches to burst with excitement. The competition and determination of the competitors were so intense that several of the titles up for grabs had to be decided through shoot-offs, which only emphasized the amazing talent these kids have.

As the day of competition came to a close and teams packed up to make their long trips home, the sounds of the shotguns were drowned out by the sounds of nervous heartbeats of the hopeful and anxious finalists. As the winning names were called, the smiles on those kids’ faces were priceless. All their hard work and dedication had paid off.

Brock Mixon, who competes on the Bulloch County 4-H Shotgun Team, won the overall Senior Individual competition.

“It feels great to have won and to have gone out with a bang,” said Brock. “I have had great coaches since the beginning, especially my dad, who has been my biggest support.”

Brock was able to pull out an incredible win after an intense day of competition against other top shooters in the state. Brock is attending Georgia Southern University after graduation in hopes of becoming an orthodontist. He also plans to return as a coach for the Bulloch County 4-H Shotgun Team.

“I want to return as a coach one day, so that I can help younger kids be successful and reach their full potential,” said Brock.

Alongside Brock in the winner’s circle was the Junior Trap Individual winner, Dawson Pyron, of Monroe County, as well as the top Senior and Junior teams, both from Jones County.

Overall, the weekend was full of fun, fellowship and fierce competition.

If you are interested in this event or any other event associated with the 4-H Project S.A.F.E. program, call your local county extension office, or go to to learn more.

For more 4-H photos and complete results, see the June issue of GON magazine, which is available now at Athens-area convenience stores including Golden Pantry.


The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

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