By Kevin Tatum
Coffee County Junior 4-H Club members (7th & 8th graders) will be heading to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center this weekend where they will be "Rollin' into 4-H". This weekend is a statewide conference for junior 4-H members. Coffee County 4-H members will be joining other 4-H members from across Georgia to participate in an exhibit fair, workshops, recreational events, service projects, a dance and see Georgia 4-H's Clovers & Co. perform. We hope they have a great time at this event this weekend.
The Georgia 4-H Board of Directors are planning a fun-filled weekend for Fall Forum, "4-H FAMEily, Where You Are the Star!" The weekend includes a mix of workshops and educational sessions along with opportunities for community service and exhibits. Registration for Fall Forum is open to any current 9th-12th grade 4-H members in the 2017-2018 school term. This event provides many opportunities for project work, competition, networking and training for youth and adults.
Early bird registration fee of $70 is due by Monday, November 13. Regular registration is $75 and is due by Monday, November 27. The registration fee covers Saturday lunch, dinner and lodging, as well as Sunday breakfast. Pizzas can be ordered Saturday morning or at lunch and are $12 each.
There will be a Fall Forum 4K race on Sunday morning. The registration fee for the race is $12 and includes a Clover Glove race t-shirt.
4-H members can apply to teach a workshop at Fall Forum. The application form is on the Fall Forum website at http://www.georgia4h.org/fallforum/. Application deadline is Friday, November 17th. Students may also apply to enter an exhibit in the Exhibit Fair. This would be a great way to add to your DPA Portfolio's Helping and Sharing section.
One of the training opportunities is the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training. If you are a senior 4-H member who has never taken the training, this is a great opportunity for you.
You are also asked to contribute canned foods to the "4‑H Cans Hunger" service project. Be sure to turn in your canned foods to the 4-H office before December 1st.
Please feel free to contact the 4-H office if you have additional questions about Fall Forum.
COCA-COLA & KRISPY KREME FUNDRAISER
If you sold drinks and donuts for the Coca-Cola and Krispy Kreme fundraisers, don't forget that you will need to pick them up between 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, to deliver to your customers. The donuts need to be delivered while they are still fresh! 4-H members who sold these products get to use the proceeds to help pay for their summer camp fee.
If you would like to learn how you can become more involved with the Coffee County 4-H program, please contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402 or visit our website at http://coffee4h.org.