PWC 4-H Presentation Night

Prince William 4-H
Our Clubs, Our Community
March 18, 2015
Upcoming Calendar
Events:
March 20thPresentation Night
April 9thShare the Fun Rehearsal
April 10thShare the Fun!
April 10thDistrict Contest Registration
Due
April 18thFashion Revue
Presentation Night- March 20th
PWC 4-H Presentation Night
Friday, March 20, 2015
6-9:00PM
Final call for registrations for this most important night!
Registration deadline is today,
Wednesday, March 18th by 11:00pm
Click link to register:
https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1424899447195
April 24thFair Camp/ Junior Camp
Registration
Prince William 4-H
8033 Ashton Ave.
Suite 105
Manassas, VA 20109
Staff
Linda King
Extension Agent, 4-H
[email protected]
703-792-4761
MaryBeth Lerch
4-H Youth Educator
[email protected]
703-792-4536
LaWanda Diggs
4-H Youth Educator
[email protected]
703-792-4762
Christina Harrigan
4-H Youth Educator
[email protected]
703-792-4780
Resource Page:
http://pwc4h.org/
PWC Website:http://
www.pwcgov.org/
government/dept/vce/
Pages/4-H-YouthProgram.aspx
We are thankful for the use of Coles Elementary School
For 4-H Presentation Night.
Coles is located at
7405 Hoadly Rd.
Manassas, VA.
There will be a refreshment area in the cafeteria.
Please bring a snack or treat to share.
Water will be available.
There will be some craft activities to work on and
a Bingo game will be set up to help pass the time
as the judges deliberate.
Service Project for all attending Presentation Night!
We will be Collecting
Beans for SERVE!
Bring in a few cans of beans,
or any of the following much needed pantry items:
canned vegetables, pasta and spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned meats,
canned tomatoes and tomato sauce, cereal, canned fruit, cleaning
supplies, toilet paper, paper towels.
Share the Fun! - April 10th
4-H
annual 4-H Share the Fun Show!
Friday, April 10, 2015
Show time is 7:00pm
Dress rehearsal will be April 9th
beginning at 5:30pm.
We have assumed that those who were scheduled to perform on February 20th
are still be available on this rescheduled date, unless we have heard from you directly.
We can still take a few additional acts for the show.
If you would like to join the cast of performers, please register:
https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1421263969400
[email protected] or call 703-792-6286.
Fashion Revue—April 18th
Fashion Revue is Saturday, April 18, 2015
Westminster At Lake Ridge
Continuing Care Retirement Community
12191 Clipper Dr., Lake Ridge
Judging for participants -11:30am – 1:30 pm
Fashion Show—2:00pm
Fashion Revue is an opportunity to model an outfit a 4-Her
has either constructed or purchased.
Volunteer judges will evaluate outfits based on construction and style and records reflecting comparison shopping and
work progress.
We are thankful for the use of Westminster for Fashion Revue.
Registration information can be found here:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Documents/FR2015%20application%20-%20fillable.pdf
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Tractor Supply Spring Paper Clover Days– April 22nd-May 3rd
Get your green on,
during this National 4-H Campaign
at our local TSC store in Manassas.
Meet and greet the public while helping clerks bag customer sales, talk about what you do in
4-H, and promote your great experiences!
Clubs can also sell baked goods for a more profitable outing, in addition to the 40% they earn
selling clovers at the check-out.
We are looking for 1-2 adult volunteers to be the liaison between PWC 4-H and the local TSC
store. This volunteer responsibility would include setup and take down of a table display during
promotional period, tracking club hours, and communicating with store management.
Clubs wanting to reserve a shift (or 2) should contact Christina:703-792-6286
Fair Camp/Junior Camp Registration– April 24th
Registration for both camps is in person only.
There is no on-line registration.
Camping slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Registration is open to all residents of
Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.
Registration begins at 8am.
May register own family plus one additional family for camp.
There must be at least one person in line for every two families registering.
For 4-H Junior Camp, there are a limited number of beds available for our county to fill.
We share this camp week with Stafford County and therefore share the spaces that are available at the
Northern Virginia 4-H Center.
For Prince William 4-H Fair Camp, we are limited with the number of campers we can register due to
capacity limitations at some of the facilities at the fairgrounds.
This year, we will again distribute tickets representing camper spots
to those standing in line. Ticket distribution will begin at 8am.
(The first person in line will fill the first available bed/Fair Camp spot
and so on down the line).
Please be fair and respectful to everyone waiting in line.
We are sorry, but places can not be held.
Registration forms can be found here:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/4-H-Youth-Camps.aspx
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National Congress Applications—Due April 30th
National Congress provides participants an exciting opportunity to explore careers, engage in a variety of
quality learning experiences, and have great fun by getting to know other 4-H members from across the
country. Outstanding 4-H members will be selected to represent Virginia at National 4-H Congress.
Candidates for selection must be senior 4-H members in the current 4-H year who are able to demonstrate
outstanding achievement as a 4-H member in the areas of leadership, citizenship, and personal
development.
National Congress 2015 will take place Nov. 27-December 1, 2015.
Information regarding National 4-H Congress can be found at: http://www.ext.vt.edu/topics/4h-youth/
national-congress/index.html.
The site contains a sample portfolio, document about the application process, etc.
Applications are due to the State Office by April 30.
Flower Power– Order Deadline May 1st
Tired of the cold weather?
Think SPRING and help 4-H as you plan your garden!
Think about beautiful flowers like harlequins, gladiolus, freesia, and peonies, as well as salad greens and
strawberries! Your order today supports 4-H educational programs, camps and scholarships for local,
district and state events attended by Prince William County youth. As your flowers grow, so will the
youth in our community! THANK YOU for making a difference!
This is an online fundraiser, but we do have catalogs here at the office! Take some to club events to help get them into the
hands of our gardening friends.
Order Deadline: May 1, 2015, $5.00 flat rate shipping
BONUS! Spend $40 or more, and get a FREE poppy anemone!
Online Ordering made easy! http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=20583
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 703-792-4780
Remember to Shop with 4-H at Amazon Smiles! Bookmark this link!
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1054608
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Important Information
Regarding Prince William County FY 2016 Proposed Budget!
The proposed FY2016 Prince William County budget proposes the elimination of Virginia Cooperative
Extension, Prince William.
Prince William County 4-H is the youth component of that program and would be eliminated under this
proposal.
In years past, when cuts have been proposed, it has been the voice of 4-Hers and 4-H volunteers that have
brought the benefit of the 4-H program to the forefront as one which benefits youth, volunteers and most
especially the community.
You can view the proposed county budget here:http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/budget/
Documents/Proposed%20FY%202016%20Budget--web.pdf
Keep an eye for Town Meetings scheduled in your neighborhood and plan to attend!
This is your opportunity to learn more about the Budget process. It is also an excellent opportunity to
practice your public speaking skills by speaking and asking any questions you might have.
April 7-(7:30) BOCS regular board meeting Presentation - School Budget (You may speak)
April 14-(2:00 & 7:30*) Budget Recap @ 2:00 Budget Public Hearing @7:30 McCoart Building
(You may speak)
**April 16 (2:00 & 7:30*) Budget Markup @ 7:30 (You may speak)
**April 21(7:30) Budget Adoption (You may speak)
Attention all club reporters, historians, photographers, or anyone interested in film/slideshows!
We would love to have something like the video below to showcase our county program and also to play at Recognition Night.
Take a look and let the 4-H office know if you want to work on this fun project!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ2c1YKm20s
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Behind the Seams
Clovers
Bulls Eye
4-H Green Club
Manassas Clovers
Phantom Riders
PWC 4-H Robotics
Clever Clovers 4-H
R.A.B.B.I.T. Club
Helping Hearts
PWC Teen Club
R.A.B.B.I.T. Club
Compass 4-H Woodbridge green
Trigger Time
Nokesville 4-H
S.A.L.T 4-H
Pins & Patterns
Trinity 4-H Club Helping Hearts
Congratulations to all of the teams
who competed at the
Northern District 4-H Food Challenge!
K + N2—Team from Trigger Time 4-H Club and their beautifully
presented fruit and veggie platter!
The team overcame an additional challenge of having one of their
members working with a broken leg!
This was teamwork personified!
Cooking with S.A.L.T., Jr. was raring to go from the
moment they arrived at the Fauquier Fairgrounds!
This team took home an Honorable Mention award out of a
field of eight junior teams!
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Club and County News continued...
Cooking with S.A.L.T., Sr. team started
the day with a few shaky nerves,
but finished with smooth sailing as they
placed third in the Senior Division.
This team has now qualified to compete
at the state level at 4-H State Congress
in June. Who thinks they should take the
“challenge”? We do!
And in First Place in the Senior Division…..
Veggie Tales!
This team knows just what to do and how to do it to get the cooking job
done! Veggie Tales has also qualified to compete at the state level at 4-H
State Congress in June. From the state competition, teams can quality to go
on the national level competition to be held in Texas in October.
Way to go team!
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Save the Date
Horse Camp at Front Royal
August 9-13, 2015
Northern VA 4-H Center
600 4-H Center Drive
Front Royal, VA22630
Bring your own horse to the beautiful Northern Virginia 4-H Center
and enjoy five days with your horse.
This camp is for ANY level of riding experience ages 9-14.
You don’t have to already be registered in 4-H to attend this camp.
Camp consists of:
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hands-on activities with your horse fun
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group lessons in Western and English riding instruction
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educational presentations
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games & horsemanship education
RIDING, RIDING and more RIDING!
Camp price is TBD if registered as an “early bird” by June 1, 2015.
Fee will include
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stabling in 44-stall historic cavalry barn
swimming, canoeing, campfires
meals and lodging
Contact Cindy Puryear at [email protected] for more information.
More details on cost and registration will come out in early April.
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Volunteer Help is Needed!!!
Mr. Nohe’s office has requested your help in making this event successful and fun!
If you have that special skill for face painting or if you are good at hiding eggs, and you are at least 13
yrs. old, contact Kelsey Clark, Aide to the District Supervisor, Martin E. Nohe.
[email protected] (703)792-4620.
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Open House
Front Range Equine Rescue at Windy Meadows
March 28, 2015 12:00-3:00pm
Windy Meadows Horse Farm is nestled on 97 rolling acres in the heart of Nokesville. Our facilities include a
large indoor arena, two outdoor arenas, a round pen and miles of trails. Each arena has a covered viewing
area. Our spacious club house boasts a restroom, full kitchen, and game/meeting room. Beautiful scenery,
friendly people and much loved horses.
Come on out and meet our horses, ponies, minis, and other friendly animals.
Farm tours every hour.
Learn about our rescue horses. Hear their stories and find out how you can help.
Discover how easy it is to become a volunteer or sponsor.
Petting Zoo. Children and adults may pet the minis, the zebra, the donkeys and the pigs.
Grooming demonstrations every hour given by local 4-Hers.
Lesson and Clinic Program. Meet our instructors and find out what we have to offer.
Special Days on the Farm.
Find out about the local 4-H Program, our Spring Break and Summer Riding Camps, Birthday Parties
and Pony Rides.
Parade of Adoptable Animals.
Each animal will have their “Moment in the Sun” as their name, age, breed and special personality is
described by our announcer.
Mini-clinics and demonstrations presented throughout the day will include:
Manassas Clovers 4-H and their Parelli Style 7 Games, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Freestyle Jumping,
de Spooking clinic, lunging for collection, running with the minis and more. Face painting and crafts!
This event is open to the public.
Reservations are not necessary.
If you do have specific questions please contact Diane LeMaster 571-437-6051.
Windy Meadows Farm is located at: 12829 LeMaster Drive, Nokesville, Virginia 20181