Upcoming Events



Fall 4-H Horse Camp October 21st

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 9:00am-3:00pm

Where: Alexandria Farms 850 Grady Williams Road Hamilton 35570

Ages: 9-18

Cost: $40

What To Wear: Long Pants, Boots/Tennis Shoes (NO open toed shoes)

Payment Due: Tuesday, October 17th by 4:00pm to the Marion County Extension Office 372 7th Avenue SW Hamilton, AL 35570

Forms Completed by a parent/guardian: Friday, November 4th 4:00pm

REQUIRED FORMS: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/Horse-Camp-Forms-and-Directions.pdf

Map from Marion County 4-H Office: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2016/10/Map.pdf

                        *Make checks payable to: Allie Trentham *

For more information call or email the Marion County Extension Office 205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30AM-4:00PM 372 7th Ave. SW Hamilton, AL 35570 For more specific Horse Camp questions you can call Allie Trentham (205)495-2830

 

2017 Marion County 4-H Pet Show

4-H Pet Show

Marion County 4-H Pet Show

When? October 14th, 2017 Starting at 9:00AM-Until

Where? Tractor Supply Company Store 1500 Military St S #1, Hamilton, AL 35570

View Photos from the 2016  Event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/marioncountyal4h/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1618442285116035

Flyer: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/2017-4-H-Pet-Show-Flyer.pdf

PET SHOW DIVISIONS AND CATEGORIES TO ENTER:

DOGS 

_____ Costume Contest

______Largest

_____Smallest (adult, no puppies)

CATS

_____ Costume Contest

______Largest

_____Smallest (adult, no kittens)

RABBITS

_____ Costume Contest

______Largest

_____Smallest (adult)

BIRDS

_____Best Color

_____Most Vocal

_____Largest

FISH

_____Best Color

_____Most Unusual

OTHER PETS

_____Most Unusual

_____Most Like Owner

_____Costume Contest

 

Marion County 4-H Pet Show RULES

1. All pets MUST be in cages or restrained on a leash.

2. Youth CAN bring up to 3 pets.

3. Youth/animal MUST sign in upon arrival. Any youth ages 9-18 are welcome to participate. Show up before 9:00am to register.

4. Check the website/social media pages or call the Extension Office for location and times of the event.

5. No wildlife or farm animal of any kind will be permitted on site.

6. All animals must be healthy and show no signs of sickness or disease.

7. No aggressive behavior will be tolerated. If your animal cannot be controlled you will be asked to leave.

8. Each pet entry will be evaluated based upon how close the pet meets the subcategory standards.

9. All judges’ decisions are final.

10. All participants MUST be prepared to talk to the judges about their pets.

11. There must be a minimum of two entries per class in a division OR the class will be cancelled.

12. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Marion County 4-H, and Hamilton Tractor Supply Company Store will not be held responsible for any accident or loss that may occur to any animal, person, or vehicle, nor damage to any property.

13. In case of rain or inclement weather the show will be held at the Hamilton Recreation Center Pavilion across from the Marion County Courthouse Annex where the Extension office is located.
Call or Email the 4-H Agent is you have any questions (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: Marion County Humane Society

Marion County 4-H is partnering with the Marion County Humane Society for this year’s 4-H Community Service Project. Please consider helping this worthy organization by bringing some of the items from the list below or provide monetary donations to this organization. If you can’t give items you can always give of your time. Contact the Marion County Humane Society to see how you can help today! (205) 924-3648  or mchsteammember@gmail.com Marion County 4-H will have bins set up at the 4-H Pet Show scheduled for October 14th ready to take your items to the Humane Society.  The 4-H Agent will also bring a list of items to each 4-H in-school meeting to help collect items for the Humane Society.

Items you can Donate to help:

Collars, Harnesses, Puppy Food, Kitten Food, Kitty Litter, Cedar Shavings, Dog Toys, Cat Toys, Bleach, Laundry Detergent, Crate Liners, Dog/Cat beds, Treats, Dog Houses-used or new, and Monetary gifts are always welcome to help purchase pet medications and needed supplies.

 

**Check our website (www.aces.edu) Facebook , Instagram, or Twitter Pages to stay up to date on all Marion County 4-H News and Events. Call/email your 4-H Agent with any questions: Mrs. Danley (205)921-3551 or  rgd0007@aces.edu

2017 4-H Sweet Potato Fundraiser

40 lb. box-$20 

Download ORDER Form: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/08/SweetPotatoFlyerHLE.pdf

Pre-orders only. Deadline to order is November 1st, 2017.  Make checks/money orders payable to Alabama 4-H Foundation when you place your order. Checks or money orders preferred. Pick-up from November 16-17 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 27th).

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, Pet Show, Etc.).  

 

October 4-H Newsletter

 4-H Youth Council Members from our October Youth Council Meeting

Check out the October 4-H Newsletter to see what’s coming up for Marion County 4-H’ers: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/10/October-2017-4-H-Newsletter.pdf

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

September 4-H Newsletter

Check out the September 4-H Newsletter to see what’s coming up for Marion County 4-H’ers: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/09/September-2017-4-H-Newsletter.pdf

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

4-H RiverKids August 4th-5th!

 

 

WHO: Any Marion County youth ages 9-18 as of 1/16/17 are eligible to participate. (Youth MUST know how to swim to participate/sign up)

WHAT: This program provides the chance for youth to experience Marion County’s abundant water resources while acquiring paddling skills, learning about water safety, and enjoying outdoor recreation.

WHEN: August 4th-5th: Friday, August 4th 9:00am-12:00pm (Upper Bear Creek Reservoir-Twin Park) Saturday, August 5th 9:00am-11:30pm (Float down Bear Creek Canoe Run) Paddling instruction and water safety will be taught before water entry.

WHERE: Specific Float location details will be disclosed at time of registration. Youth must complete all forms and payment by Tuesday, August 1st, in order to participate.

COST: $5 per child-includes instruction, paddling equipment, PFD (personal flotation device), kayak, paddle, snacks, and BCDA permit. Make checks/money order payable to: Alabama 4-H Foundation

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Limit of 10 youth spots are available. They will be filled on a first PAID-first served basis. ($5 even if you bring your own equipment to help cover the costs of lunch/snacks)

REQUIRED FORMS: Completed forms must be filled out by a parent/guardian and returned to the Marion County Extension Office by Tuesday, August 1st. Download Forms: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2017/05/RiverKids-Form.pdf

SUGGESTED ATTIRE:  Hat, Sunglasses, Bathing Suit underneath quick dry type shorts and shirt, and water Shoes-no flip flops. Bring a dry bag or some type of container for your phone/keys/etc. if you need it!

EQUIPMENT: Marion County 4-H will provide each youth with their own kayak to use, paddle, and PFD (personal flotation devices must be worn at all times on the water-even if you bring your own equipment to use). A shared first aid kit and emergency throw ropes will be used by screened/trained 4-H leaders/volunteers for added safety. If you have your own kayak and paddle feel free to bring it, but please know you can’t participate in RiverKids without wearing a PFD-safety first!

TO REGISTER: ALL Forms and Payment is due to the Marion County Extension Office by Tuesday, August 1st, by 3:30pm. Address: 372 7th Avenue SW Hamilton, AL 35570 (across the street from the Hamilton Recreation Center)

QUESTIONS: Contact the 4-H Agent Rebecca Danley (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu                                                                             

4-H Shotgun Club

            Marion County 4-H Shotgun Club Meeting      

When: Saturday, June 3rd 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: The City ‘s Field beside DHR in Hamilton (760 Industrial Drive, Hamilton, AL 35570)                                                                                                           

Ages: 9-18 (Youth ages 9-15 MUST be accompanied by an adult)

Cost:  Free

REQUIRED Forms: (MUST be filled out by a parent/guardian in order to participate)

1.  Completed Youth Consent Form

2. Completed Shooting Sports Liability Form

3. Provide Copy of Insurance Card

(Required Forms can be filled out and turned in ahead of time or copies of forms will be available at the event location-make sure you bring a copy of your insurance card. Forms can also be emailed to the 4-H Agent ahead of time or dropped off at the Marion County Extension Office)

What To Bring:                                                                                                                          

-You must provide your own firearm. Anything from a .410 gauge up to 12 gauge.

-You must supply your own ammunition. Anything from 6 shot up to 9 shot. Preferably 7.5-8 shot.

-Safety glasses and ear protection must be worn at all times on the range. If you don’t have them they will be provided for you.

For more information call or email the Marion County 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent, Rebecca Danley (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

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2017 Speak Up 4-H

Do you want to become a better speaker?  Do you like to talk in front of a group?  The Speak-Up 4-H contest is just for you!

Your speech should be: Persuasive Public Speaking means trying to change people’s minds.  Do you want youth to start exercising?  You must persuade them.  Do you want a community skate park?  You’ll need to persuade people.

OR

Informative Public Speaking is about the facts.  Do you think Rosa Parks was important?  Tell your audience about her.  Do you think computers are fun to use?  Tell your audience why.

Speak-Up 4-H lets you:

  • Be a better speaker.
  • Express yourself.
  • Be aware of good and bad things going on in the world.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to choose a subject.
  • How to learn about your subject.
  • How to write a speech.
  • How to give a speech.

THE RULES

  • Your speech must be new. Don’t copy it from anything that someone else has written.  Don’t use a speech you already gave.
  • No props or costumes.
  • Speeches should be three to five minutes.
  • You may use notes, but do not read your speech.
  • Your speech must be about what is going on with American youth, families, and society.
  • You will present your speech in front of the 4-H club at your next scheduled March 4-H Club Meeting OR your teacher may have you present your speech during regular class time.

Call your extension agent with any questions: Rebecca Danley (205)921-3551 or rgd0007@aces.edu

Marion County 4-H Plant Sale

Plant Sale Image

ORDER FORM: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2016/12/2017-4-H-Plant-Sale-Order-Form.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 $20.00 in sales they will get to count it as one point towards attending the 2017 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 of $20.00 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 April 2017.

ORDER FORM: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2016/12/2017-4-H-Plant-Sale-Order-Form.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, 2017 by 4:00pm.

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

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 8, 2017. No orders will be accepted after March 1, 2017.

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/56/2016/12/2017-4-H-Plant-Sale-Order-Form-1.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

4-H Local Photography Exhibit

4-H Local Photography Exhibit
Photo By: Ginger Avery

4-H Local Photography Project

The November-December 4-H Project will be the 4-H Local Photography Project. Any 4-Her can participate in this contest. The first place winner’s photograph will be featured in the Journal Record Newspaper. Remember 4-Her’s you need 3 points in order to go to County Round-Up this year. Entering this contest gets you 1 point (only 1 point-that does not mean you will get 4 points for entering the 4 categories). We hope to see many of you participate. This is one of the easiest projects we offer! Your school/teacher can help you with printing photographs if you don’t have access to a professional printer.

Rules: http://offices.aces.edu/marion/wp-content/uploads/sites/56/2016/10/Photography-Exhibit.pdf

  • This is an individual event.
  • Photos may be color or black and white.
  • Photos must be 5 x 7 or smaller.
  • Photos should be mounted flat on plain white paper.
  • The photos must be original photos that you took.
  • Photos must have been taken during the current 4-H Year. (October 2016-July 2017)
  • You can enter each category one time only.

Categories are:

  1. People
  2. Animals
  3. Nature and Buildings
  4. Picture Sequence – consisting of three or more pictures that tell a story.

What Judges Will Look At ?

  • How the photo is put together – Is the photo well arranged? Did the photographer use the best angle or point of view?
  • Focus and Sharpness – Is the photo in focus? If it’s not in sharp focus, did you mean it for an artistic effect?
  • Lighting – Did you use lighting to create a mood or effect?
  • Is the picture creative?

Pictures are due at your January 4-H Club meeting! Check the Marion County 4-H website for the 4-H Club Calendar located on the Newsletter tab (green button to the right on the website)! http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/counties/Marion.php