- Author: Darlene McIntyre
Merced Fair Exhibitor Books
Exhibitor handbooks and entry forms will be available at the fair office beginning Wednesday, March 21st as well the handbook and entry forms will be available on-line.
Food Fashion and Fun Festival
The Food Fashion and Fun Festival will be held March 31. It is being put on by All Star Candidate Asia Reyna. It will be held at McSwain School. Fashion revue is held during this event. There will be a $19.99 challenge category and a Bag Up Fashion Tote Bag challenge this year. This challenge uses Simplicity pattern #7161. We will also have a fun and exciting food fiesta this year. We will be offering food judging in 4 different categories plus a table setting contest. Please see the attached flyer for more information. For more information, go to the Merced County 4-H website at http://merced4h.ucdavis.edu/Events/Fashion_Revue/. To register online go to http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=6263. Please register by March 26th.
Camp Logo Contest
We are in the process of planning Science and Adventure Camp. This year’s theme is Catch Some Rays. The camp will be focusing on Solar Power. This year we have decided to have a contest for the camp logo. All 4-H members may enter. Design a logo to go with our theme and submit it to the 4-H office at 2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced by May 1, 2012. The member with the winning logo will receive a $20 Target Gift Card.
Market Sheep and Goat Leaders
Attached you will find the letter from Superior Farms regarding weight and fat standards for market goats and lambs.
As you may be aware, Superior Farms is the processor for lambs and goats for almost every fair. Please note the important change for goats. They will only pay to 110 pounds. This information needs to go to all youth planning to sell a market goat for their planning.
If you have any questions, please send them to Teresa Burrola at the Merced County Fair Grounds at 722-1507 or TBurrola@comerced.ca.us and she will forward them to Superior Farms.
Lancers 4-H Tri-Tip Take Out Dinner Fund Raiser
Lancers 4-H will be having a Take-Out Tri-Tip Dinner on Saturday March 24th from 5-7 at Our Lady of Mercy School. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please contact Mrs. Pedrozo at 723-1151 or 769-9031.
If you are interested in Science, Technology and Engineering then check out Corey Bayer’s Tech Xcite project in Stevinson. It is open to all Merced County 4-H groups. The meetings will be held on the second Friday of every month from 6:30 to 8 at the Merquin School in Stevinson. The next meeting will be April 13th. Please come and join this fun project.
WEB DESIGN PROJECT
Lander 4-H is offering a county wide web design project. Members will focus on individual projects while learning about real world applications in graphic and web design. The project will be scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 AM. The next meeting will be March 10, 2012 in the cafeteria at Merquin School in Stevinson. If you have any questions email Mike Magboo at email@example.com.
The countywide robotics project will be starting level 2 Robots on the Move on Thursday March 29, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 in the classroom. If you are interested in joining this project please come.
California 4-H Revolution of Responsibility $1,000 for 1,000 Service Learning Projects
Funding up to $1,000
Review date will be April 15, 2012.
In support of this community development work, the CA State 4-H Office will consolidate the Requests for Funding (RFP) for Service-Learning, Healthy Living, SET, and Legacy into one application. Chartered 4-H clubs/units can apply for funding up to $1,000 to support service-learning projects related to their club or project activities by submitting the proposal linked above.
you have questions please call me at 385-7418.
We would like every club to participate.