April 2013 Thought for the month:

Metcalfe County
Extension Newsletter
Cooperative
Extension Service
Metcalfe County
422 East Street
Edmonton, KY 42129
(270) 432-3561
Fax: (270) 432-5087
www.ca.uky.edu/ces
April 2013
Thought for the month:
"Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today; And
give us not to think so far away As the
uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in
the springing of the year."
-- Robert Frost
To all who donated to, cooked for, worked and
or ate at the Homemade Soup Lunch
fundraiser this year! We made $577.00 in
profit from the lunch and $149.00 from the
silent Auction.
April Calendar
TUESDAY APRIL 2, 2013 METCALFE COUNTY
HOMEMAKER COUNCIL MEETING – 3:30 P.M.
AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE: County Council
officer and chairwomen and club presidents to
attend.
THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2013 MAMMOTH CAVE
AREA HOMEMAKERS COUNCIL MEETING –
9:00 A.M. AT THE BAREFOOT REPUBLIC CAMP
IN FOUNTAIN RUN, KY – Lunch is provided.
Sue Atwell and Lynn Blankenship to attend.
THURSDAY APRIL 11, 2013 - HOMEMAKERS
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT PROGRAM AT
6:00 P.M. AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE BACK
MEETING ROOM. The International program
will be about International Adoption from
Haiti – Join us to hear from Ashley Reece
Bailey about her experience in traveling to
and adopting a child from Haiti.
This will be a POTLUCK Salad Supper event.
The Metcalfe County Homemakers Council will
provide several different types of crackers and
drinks to go along with the salads brought by
participants.
The Metcalfe County
Extension Homemakers Association’s annual
Homemade Quilt Raffle, to raise funds for the
University of Kentucky Extension Homemakers
Ovarian Cancer Research and Screening
project has come to a close. Mrs. Cindy
Johnson of Edmonton was drawn as the winner
of the quilt. The quilt that was raffled was
made by the late Mrs. Jewell Williamson,
Mother to Mr. Roger Williamson and was
donated to the Metcalfe County Extension
Homemakers Association for the raffle, by Mrs.
Linda Williamson.
The Metcalfe Historical Society
is holding a garden plant sale party at the
Historic Jailhouse off the square in Edmonton
on Saturday May 11th. There will be garden
start plants for sale, singings, and other
activities. They would like for Homemakers to
donate baked goods for the Historical Society
FLORAL HALL ADULT DIVISION
Metcalfe County Fair Floral Hall Guidelines
Friday June 7th, 2013:
1. All entries will be accepted from 8:00
a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the large meeting
room, side door entrance, at the County
Extension office, 422 East Street,
Edmonton.
to sell at the event. All proceeds will be put
towards the ongoing restoration of the historic
jailhouse building. Baked goods can be
dropped off between 8 – 8:30 a.m. on the day
of the sale. Please call Diane Stayte with
questions at: 432-5237.
2. Judging will begin at 11:00 a.m. Exhibit
will be open to the public for viewing on
Friday afternoon, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Metcalfe County 4 – H Girl
Scout, Madison Gray is working toward her
Silver Award. The Silver Award is the second
highest award you can receive in Girl Scouts.
She must complete a project that will benefit
the community or some organization or person.
The project she chose is to collect items for
waiting room fun bags for children at St. Jude's
Hospital.
4. Exhibits must be removed from the
building between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. on
June 7th. Fair officials are not responsible
for items lost, damaged or not picked up by
5:00 p.m. on June 7th.
5. All Food Entries must be inserted into
clear plastic bags. Garden items must be
displayed on white disposable plates.
Items accepted are coloring books, crayons,
drawing pads, coloring pencils, reading books,
book markers, word search books, flash cards,
work books, journals, pens, nail files,
etc...Anything that can be done quietly in a
waiting room. St Jude also gives knitting
lessons to patient's and family, If you would
like to donate yarn and/or knitting needles
sizes 8, 9, or 10 in 13" length.
6. Exhibits are limited to one item per
person per class, FREE of charge.
Example: One entry per person in Best
Needlepoint – one person cannot enter two
items under Best Needlepoint)
7. An exhibitor may make entries in as
many different classes as desired.
All items must be new. The Metcalfe County
Chamber is the collection point for anyone or
any organization that would like to donate
items or make a monetary donation, deadline is
April 10th. If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact Rhonda Gray at 404-2947
or [email protected]
8. Items exhibited should have been
completed within the previous two years
(with the exception of Antiques) and/or not
have been awarded places 1st - 3rd, in prior
fair floral halls.
**Please find enclosed the class
information for the 2013 Floral Hall,
which is Friday June 7th this year. Also
included is the KEHA cultural arts
category information for your use as
well. Please consider entering your
work into the fair floral Hall, it is free to
enter items and you have a chance to
win a small premium if your item gets
first or second place in its class.
9. If there is only one entry in a class - that
item will be judged on merit and given the
earned ribbon with premium.
10. Exhibits must be the work of the
exhibitor with exception for antique
category entries
11. All floral hall exhibits, adult and youth
are open only to Metcalfe County residents.
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F-3
F-4
F-5
F-6
F-7
F-8
F-9
F-10
F-11
F-12
F-13
12. A best of class champion ribbon is
awarded in each division: Foods, Food
Preservation, Flowers and Plants, Garden,
Handicrafts, Photography and Quilts. An
overall grand champion item is selected
from the class winners, for a special award.
Open Division:
Handicrafts/Home Furnishings - $3.00 1st,
$2.00 2nd
(Items with *asterisk denote Homemakers
Cultural Arts Contest categories.)
Homemakers’ cultural arts entries are
judged separately in these categories,
without premiums awarded to winners
Hanging Basket
House Plant
Lily
Miniature arrangement
Pot of Herbs
Single Stem Rose – multiple blooms
Single Tea Rose
Sun Flower/s
Wild Flower arrangement
Zinnia
Other
Handicrafts
C-1Barn Quilt
*C - 2 Basket item
C-3 Blown glass
*C-4 “Crazy” Pieced item other than quilt
*C-5 Crocheted afghan
*C-6 Crochet Item
*C-7 Clothing construction
*C-8 Decorative Pillow
*C-9 Decorated Wreath/Swag
*C-10 Drawing (any medium)
*C-11 Dried or Silk Arrangement
*C-12 Felting
* C- 13 Gourd Art
*C-14 Handmade Doll or Toy
*C-15 Handmade Purse or Tote
*C-16 Handmade Rug
*C-17 Handmade Wood Cane
*C-18 Holiday Decoration
*C-19 Item with Counted Cross Stitch
*C-20 Item with Embroidery
*C-21 Jewelry – beaded
*C-22 Jewelry – original design
*C-23 Hand knit Item
*C-24 Needlepoint
*C-25 Other Hand Made Item
*C-26 Other Wood Item
*C-27 Painting (any medium)
*C-28 Recycled Art (Must have a before and
after photo accompanying)
C- 29 Shadow Box
*C-30 Full Scrapbook – Family theme
*C-31 Full Scrapbook - Other theme
*C-32 Stained Glass
*C-33 Tatted Item
Antiques
A-1 Antique Book
A-2 Best Old Bonnet
A-3 Best Old Cane
A-4 Best Old Child’s Shoes
A-5 Best Old Cuff links
A-6 Best Old Eyeglasses
A-7 Best Old Family Bible
A-8 Best Old Hand Painted Bowl
A-9 Best Old Gloves
A-10 Best Old Legal Document
A-11 Best Old Map
A-12 Best Old Men’s Tie
A-13 Best Old Military Item
A-14 Best Old Photograph
A-15 Best Old Pitcher
A-16 Best Old Sewing Basket
A-17 Best Old Silver Place Setting
A-18 Best Old Stamp Collection
A-19 Best Old Spittoon
A-20 Best Old Tin box
A-21 Best Old Tool collection
A-22 Best Old Toy w/ movable parts
A-23 Best Old Umbrella
A- 24 Best Vintage Clothing Item
Flowers/Plants
F-1 Dahlia
F-2 Fresh Flower arrangement
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Photography – matted and/or framed
P-1 Series of 2 or more black/white
P-2 Single black/white
P-3 Series of 2 or more color prints
P-4 Single Color
P-5 Best Nature Photograph
P-6 Best Agricultural Photograph
P-7 Best Child/Children Photograph
P – 8 Best Wedding Photograph
Cakes
B-11 Angel Food – no frosting
B-12 Carrot Cake – w/frosting
B-13 Chocolate Layer – w/ frosting
B-14 Decorated cake
B-15 Pound Cake – no frosting
B-16 Exhibitor’s favorite
Candy
B-17 Nut Brittle
B-18 Fudge
B-19 Exhibitor’s Favorite
Cookies
B-20 Brownies (6)
B-21 Chocolate Chip (6)
B-22 Exhibitor’s Favorite (6)
B-23 Oatmeal (6)
B-24 Peanut Butter (6)
B-25 Sugar (6)
Pies
B-26 Fruit
B-27 Nut
B-28 Cream
B-29 Exhibitor’s Favorite
Quilts – Hand Quilted
Q-1 Antique quilt (50 years plus)
*Q-2 Appliqué
*Q-3 Baby or Lap
*Q-4 Best Other Quilted Item
Q-5 Best Top Design – not quilted
Q-6 “Crazy” Quilt with embroidery
*Q-7 Embroidered/cross stitch
Q-8 Fabric Afghan or throw
*Q-9 New cotton – pieced
Q-10 Original Quilt Block (color and
design)
*Q-11 Quilt made by two or more people
Q-12 Other
Q-13 Tacked
Garden - $3.00 first; $2.00 second
Vegetables
G-1 Beets
G-2 Best Vegetable Display
G-3 Broccoli
G-4 Butterbeans
G-5 Cabbage
G-6 Cucumbers
G-7 Eggplant
G-8 Fresh Herb(s) in Water
G-9 Green Beans
G-10 Green Onions
G-11 Greens - any type
G-12 Lettuce
G-13 Other Vegetable
G-14 Peppers
G-15 Potatoes
G-16 Tomatoes
G-17 Yellow Squash
G-18 Zucchini
Fruits
G-19 Blueberries
G-20 Blackberries
Quilts – Machine Quilted
*Q-13
Best Baby or Lap
Q-14
Best Top Design – not quilted
*Q-15 Hand Pieced
*Q-16 Machine Pieced
*Q-17 Best Wall Hanging
*Q-18 Quilt made by two or more people
Q 19 Other (*)
Foods - $5.00 1st, $4.00 2nd
Breads
B-1 Artisan Loaf Yeast Bread
B-2 Banana bread (loaf)
B-3 Biscuit (4)
B-4 Coffee Cake
B-5 Exhibitor’s Favorite Bread
B-6 Loaf Yeast Bread
B-7 Sour Dough
B-8 Whole Wheat Bread
B-9 Yeast Rolls any type
B-10 Zucchini Bread (loaf)
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G-21
G-22
G-23
G-24
Cherries
Peaches
Plums
Strawberries
W-31 Best Collection of Soft Spreads
W-32 Other
Food Preservation - $3.00 first; $2.00
Second
*We are no longer participating in the Ball
Fresh Preserving Awards. We have run
their advertising and sent in the winner
reports to them and they have not mailed
the coupons to the winners, two years
running now.
Fruits
W-1 Apples
W-2 Blackberries
W-3 Cherries
W-4 Dried Apples
W-5 Peaches
W-6 Pears
Vegetables
W-7 Carrots (pt)
W-8 Corn (pt)
W-9 Green Beans
W-10 Soup Mix
W-11 Tomato Juice
W-12 Tomatoes
W-13 Other
Pickles & Relishes
W-14 Beet Pickle
W-15 Bread & Butter Pickles
W-16 Fruit Pickle
W-17 Herb Vinegar
W-18 Salsa
W-19 Sweet Pickle
W-20 Vegetable Relish
W-21 Whole Dill Pickles
W-22 Whole Sweet Pickles
W-23 Other
James-Jellies-Preserves
W-24 Apple Jelly
W-25 Blackberry Jam/Jelly
W-26 Blueberry Jam/Jelly
W-27 Homegrown Honey (does not have to
be processed)
W-28 Peach Preserves
W-29 Pear Preserves
W-30 Strawberry Jam/Jelly
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Lynn A. Blankenship,
Metcalfe County Extension Agent
For Family & Consumer Sciences
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