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2019 4-H Plant Sale Orders DUE March 1, 2019!

ORDER FORM: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2019/01/2019-Tri-fold-4-H-Fruit-Tree-Sale-PRINT.pdf

HOW THE SALE WORKS
4-Her’s: The sale depends on you, but your job is simple! All you must do is contact people to tell them about the 4-H Plant Sale. Tell them about the sale and how to order. You do not have to keep track of money or record orders. We (Marion County 4-H) will deal with the customers directly after you have convinced them to order. Some possible customers for you are parents, grandparents or neighbors. If a 4-H’er is credited with a sale they will get to count it as one point towards attending the 2019 County Round-Up!

ORDERING
To order the customer should come by the County Extension Office at our location in the Courthouse Annex, 372 7th Avenue SW, Hamilton, AL. (directly across from the E.T. Sims Neighborhood Facilities Building). Marion County 4-H will take their order and collect their money, or the customer can download the order form below and mail it to us with their payment. We will also ask the customer how they found out about the sale. 4-H’er: If the customer places an order and mentions your name we will credit the sale to YOU! You will get one point to count towards your entry into the County Round-Up Competition scheduled May 2019.

ORDER FORM: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2019/01/2019-Tri-fold-4-H-Fruit-Tree-Sale-PRINT.pdf

PAYMENT
Checks, Cash, or a Money Order will be accepted (we do not take credit/debit cards) by the staff at the Marion County Extension Office. Payment must be received in full BEFORE we will order your plants. Payment is DUE to the Marion County Extension Office by March 1st, 2019 by 3:50pm. Youth will NOT collect money.

GUARANTEE
We do not guarantee plants. Almost all the plants we get are grown in Alabama by established and reliable nurseries.

PICK UP/DELIVERY
When we get the plants, we will contact the customer by phone to let them know plants are in. Pick-up is at the Marion County Courthouse Annex, 372 7th Avenue SW, Hamilton, Al 35570. The customer should pick up the plants the same day they arrive or the next day if at all possible.

TARGET DATE FOR DELIVERY
Plants will be available for pickup at the County Extension Office on the afternoon of March 6, 2019. No orders will be accepted after March 1, 2019.

SUBSTITUTES
Sometimes, the exact variety ordered may not be available when we go after the plants. If this happens, we will substitute a similar variety unless the customer requests “no substitute”.

SUBSTITUTES
Sometimes, the exact variety ordered may not be available when we go after the plants. If this happens, we will substitute a similar variety unless the customer requests “no substitute”.

PLANTS AND VARIETIES NOT LISTED
Listing every type of plant available is not possible. If the customer would like for us to try to find something unusual or rare, we will try to do so.

FRUIT TREE CARE INFORMATION
Extension System information on growing fruits and shrubs is available upon request.

ORDER FORM: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2019/01/2019-Tri-fold-4-H-Fruit-Tree-Sale-PRINT.pdf

Marion County Extension Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm

Address: 372 7th Avenue SW Hamilton, AL 35570 Phone: (205)921-3551 Email: rgd0007@aces.edu

 

 

2019 4-H Summer Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for your 2019 4-H Summer Camp spot TODAY!
As a 4-H Summer Camper, you’ll be encouraged to make new friends and renew old friendships. You will have the opportunity to try new things and you will be challenged to be the best you can be! 4-H Summer Camp strives to instill the values of Head, Heart, Hands and Health through belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery in the lives of all who come to camp.
Check out our 4-H Summer Camp Video

 

Alabama 4-H Summer Camp Includes the Following:
-For ages 9 to 14
-June 26-28, 2019 (3 days/2 nights, 6 meals, 3 snacks, all equipment/materials, and extra snacks for dorm)                                                                   –$115 ($25 non-refundable deposit and completed forms are Due: Feb. 20th to the Marion County Extension Office. Final payment of $90 due by April 5th)
-Comfortable lodging
-Fun-filled learning opportunities

**Space is limited to the first 8 youth that complete their forms/deposit by Feb. 20th**

REQUIRED FORMS: Click HERE to Download All Required Forms

  1. Alabama 4-H Summer Camp Health History Form
  2. Youth Consent Form
  3. Physician Referral Form (must be completed by a physician and turned into the Extension Office by May 29, 2019 no later than 3:50pm)
  4. Immunization Form (blue form-call your Health Department)
  5. Copy of Insurance Card
  6. Medicine Form

PARENT PACKET-things to know

2019 CAMP SCHEDULE

Camp Events
Each day campers will enjoy a different series of activities, all designed to help them make new friends, work together, and build relationships. A few of this year’s activities include the following:
-Flag Ceremonies
-Campfire Welcome
-Pirate Deck Party
-Sports Night

Water Adventures
Some of the most memorable activities include adventures in and on the water.  With a full-sized pool and Lay Lake at their disposal, campers can splash into summer with the following favorites:
-Canoeing
-Pool
-Paddle Boards

Sports & Outdoors
From swinging and shooting to racing and roping, there’s always something active to do at camp. An ever-expanding list of sports-related pastimes keep our campers on the move:
-Archery
-Climbing Wall
-Giant Swing
-Amazing Race

Exploration Awaits!
History, science, art, and design —all this and more can be found at 4-H Summer Camp. If your interest lies in exploring new ways to learn and be creative, we’ve got activities just for you:
-Alabama the Great!
-Arts & Crafts
-Survivor
-Rocketry

Staff:
All 4-H Summer Camp counselors are first aid/CPR certified, are ARC lifeguard certified, have undergone background checks, and completed counselor training. Adult chaperones are Alabama Extension staff and volunteer leaders. All have undergone background checks and completed 4-H overnight chaperone training.

Contact the Marion County Extension Office for more information.  You can also learn more by contacting, 4-H Foundation Agent, Rebecca Danley.

2018 4-H Sweet Potato Fundraiser

40 lb. box-$20 

Download ORDER Form: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/09/SweetPotatoFlyerHLE.pdf

Pre-orders only. Deadline to order is November 2nd, 2018.  Make checks/money orders payable to Alabama 4-H Foundation when you place your order. Checks or money orders preferred. Pick-up from November 15th-16th at the Marion County Extension Office 7th Avenue SW, Hamilton, AL 35570.

The 4-Her with the most sales will win a cash prize!

Drop by the Marion County Extension Office to place an order or you may mail your order to the Extension Office (payment in the mail by October 22nd).

For more information call or email the 4-H Agent at (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu . Office Hours Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Address: 372 7th Avenue SW Hamilton, AL 35570.

All proceeds go toward educational programming for 4-H in-school clubs and 4-H Events (RiverKids, Shooting Sports, Robotics, In-school clubs, Youth Council, Pet Show, Etc.). 

2018 4-H Summer Day Camps

All Marion County 4-H Events are open to all youth in Marion County Ages 9-18 years old. Alabama 4-H and Auburn University require that all youth be at least 9 years old as of January 1st, 2018 in order to participate in any 4-H Events.

JUNE:

2 Day RiverKids Event Cost: $5

JUNE 6: 8:30am-11:30am Meet at the Extension Office. Lunch Provided.

JUNE 7: 9:00am-12:00pm RiverKids Float (Location Disclosed June 6th)

2 Day RiverKids Event Cost: $5

JUNE 14: 8:30am-11:30am Meet at the Extension Office. Lunch Provided.

JUNE 15: 9:00am-11:30am RiverKids Float (Location Disclosed June 14th)

2 Day RiverKids Event Cost: $5

JUNE 21: 8:30am-11:30am Meet at the Extension Office. Lunch Provided.

JUNE 22: 9:00am-1:00pm RiverKids Float (Location Disclosed June 21st)

REQUIRED FORMS: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/05/Summer-Day-Camp-Forms-1.pdf

FLYER: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/05/2018-Summer-Day-Camp-Flyer-1.pdf

JULY :

JULY 9th: Painting/Art Day Camp Cost: $5 (Spaces are first come, first serve)

8:30am-12:30pm Supplies and Lunch Provided.

Come enjoy a day of painting with Mandi Sexton and the 4-H Agent.

JULY 11th: Archery/Wildlife Day Camp Cost: $5  (Spaces are first come, first

11:30am-3:00pm Supplies and Lunch Provided.

Come try Archery with the Hamilton Parks and Recreation staff and learn about wildlife conservation with Matt Brock , Wildlife Biologist

JULY 12th: Cooking Day Camp Cost: $5   (Spaces are first come, first serve)

8:30am-12:30pm Supplies, Lunch, and Snacks Provided.

Come cook your own lunch and snack with Susan Hill, Food Safety Regional Extension Agent

JULY 13th: Cupcake Decorating Day Camp Cost: $5  (Spaces are first come, first serve)

8:30am-12:30pm Supplies and Lunch Provided.

Learn cake/cupcake decorating basics and take home your own baked treats!

**The Alabama Cooperative Extension system encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Rebecca Danley at (205)921-3551 in advance of your participation or visit. **

REQUIRED FORMS: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/05/Summer-Day-Camp-Forms.pdf

FLYER: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/05/2018-Summer-Day-Camp-Flyer.pdf

Call or email the 4-H Agent with any questions. Spaces will be filled on a first paid, first served basis. (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

 

 

2018 4-H County Round-Up

Project Ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vkfstHOKKE

Photos from the 2017 County Round-Up Event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/marioncountyal4h/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1698085383818391

 

County Round-Up Event Schedule May 17th, 2018

8:30am – 9:00am            Registration (Bevill State Community College Community Building)

9:00am – 9:15am            General Assembly/Set up Exhibits

9:15am – 11:30pm          Competitions/Outdoor Games

11:40pm-12:40pm          Lunch

12:50pm – 1:30pm         Awards in the Bevill Community Center (Parents are welcome to attend)

1:30pm                              Bus Dismissal

County Round-Up is a reward for active 4-H members! It’s also a celebration of what 4-Her’s have learned and the skills they have developed throughout the 4-H Year! The Marion County 4-H Round-Up is a great place for each Marion County 4-H member to “show off” their talents. Junior winners are selected in each event and will advance to the Regional Competition in June at Bevill State Community College in Sumiton, AL. Senior winners are selected in each event and will advance to State Competitive Events Day in July at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, AL.

Youth attending 4-H Round-Up MUST compete in at least ONE competition, and may compete in up to TWO competitions. Youth MUST sign up for their County Round-Up Competition with their 4-H Teacher/Sponsor/School Secretary by April 13th (they will have the sign up sheet after your scheduled March 4-H Meeting). Spaces will fill up quickly so register ASAP!

Required Field Trip Form MUST be returned to your child’s SCHOOL (not the Extension office) by April 27th in order to attend County Round-Up. (this form doesn’t apply to Winfield Students): http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/04/2018-Marion-County-Schools-field-trip-parent-permissions-form.pdf

All youth are expected to follow the 4-H Rules found below for their selected competition. Please call or email the Extension Office if you would like the rules printed and delivered to your school (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu.

**Please click on the name of the competition below to view the rules.**

DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Chef 4-H (Individual Event) This Event will be held May 15th at 5:30pm at the Extension Office. Youth still get to come to Round-Up on the 17th and the winners will be announced then.
  • Freestyle Demonstration (Individual Event or Team of 2)
  • Poultry Que (Individual Event)

SPEECHES

EXHIBITS

Questions? Ask your teacher or call the 4-H Agent, Rebecca Danley

4-H Music Education Matters Summit Scholarship Application Open Now

2018 4-H Music Education Matters Summit 

Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2018 4:00pm

Send all submissions to Rebecca Danley via email rgd0007@aces.edu

Scholarship Applicationhttp://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2018/04/4-H-Music-Summit-Scholarship-Application.pdf

The Georgia 4-H Music Education Matters Summit will take place at the Rock Eagle Georgia 4-H Center July 17th-19th. Youth will get to watch the Georgia Clovers and Company perform on July 18th. Youth will be working with industry specialists in their selected area of interest to learn and practice techniques, grow in music education, network with industry specialists and youth from around the nation, and get to perform what they’ve learned on the last day of the Summit. This is an excellent opportunity for any youth in grades 8th-12th interested in getting into the music/theater/art industry. Incomplete applications and late submissions will not be considered. The scholarship covers travel from the Alabama 4-H Center to Rock Eagle Georgia 4-H Center, meals, and lodging for 2 days and 3 nights. Please contact Rebecca Danley with any questions you might have.

2017 Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/marioncountyal4h/videos/1726112444349018/

December 4-H Newsletter

Check out the December 4-H Newsletter to see what’s coming up for Marion County 4-H’ers: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/12/December-2017-4-H-Newsletter.pdf 

Contact the Marion County Extension Office (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu for questions.