By Kevin Tatum
PET THERAPY VISITATION
We want to thank our 4-H members, parents, and volunteers who came out to Pet Therapy Visitation at Vista Park (Shady Acres) on Monday, March 5. Participants were: Broxton: Glenn O'Steen; CCA: Tanner Ross; CMS: Kilee Davis, Glenda Grantham, N'Yauna Lampkin, Natalie Newell, and Ty'Nia Sutton; Indian Creek: Madeleine Tuten; Junior 4-H Club: Ashton Ates, Ashlynn Fletcher; Muskan Minhas, Ishika Sadarangani, Sariah Wells, and Christopher Williams; Satilla: Kayden Davis; Senior 4-H Club: Jeremiah Brantley, KenDasha Cobb, Kyya Johnson, TaKyla Robinson, Kentavon Williams, Micheal Woods, and Kimberly Wright; Adults: Liz Batten, Jennifer Diliegros, Alyse Hall, Allison Newell, Chandler Newell, Jean O'Steen, Donna Ross, Darci Tuten, Chalanda Woods, and Patty Wright.
The next Pet Therapy visitations will be March 20 at Manor House Senior Living Center and April 16 at Vista Park (Shady Acres). Please bring your friendly, vaccinated pets to share with the residents. 4-H members earn 25 points towards the 4-H reward trip.
4-H members who are attending summer camp can take advantage of one more fundraiser to help offset their camp fees. We have a Coca-Cola and Krispy Kreme Donut sale starting today. Order forms are due back to the 4‑H office by Wednesday, March 28, and products will be ready for pick up on Friday, April 13.
SENIOR 4-H CONFERENCE
This year's Senior 4-H Statewide Spring Conference (also called 4-H Prom by many) will be held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center the weekend of April 7-8. Early bird cost is $70 if paid by Friday, March 16. After this date, the price goes up $5 to $75.
The weekend's events will include a motivational speaker, college recruiters, a semi-formal/formal dance, an outdoor after-dance party including inflatable obstacles and slides, snacks, and a lot of fun! Don't miss out on this great weekend with your friends at Rock Eagle! Get your payment turned in to the Coffee County Extension office before March 16.
JUNIOR 4-H CONFERENCE
This year's Junior 4-H District Spring Conference will be held at Camp Jekyll the weekend of April 27-28. The theme is "4-H Survivor" and the weekend's activities will include a fun time at the beach with friends from all over Southeast District! The schedule includes a cookout on Friday evening, an opening assembly, followed by a dance, recreation, and s'mores. Saturday will include a couple of workshops, beach games, and a silent auction. This conference is open to 7th and 8th graders as well as 6th graders who competed in DPA this school year or attended summer camp last summer. The registration deadline is March 23 and the cost for the two day event is $80. Don't miss out on this great weekend with your friends at Camp Jekyll!
As we have been enjoying some early spring weather, it makes you start thinking about summer plans. If you have a child in 4th – 12th grade who might be interested in a week of fun and learning, don't forget that 4-H Summer Camp is an option for them. Fourth through sixth graders will camp at Camp Jekyll the week of June 4-8. Seventh and eighth graders will camp at the Fortson 4-H Center near Hampton the week of June 25-29. Senior 4-H members will be camping at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center the week of July 2-6. Camp costs run around $370 to $380 depending on the camp. Sign up soon before all spaces are filled.
LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
Junior and Senior 4-H members who plan to compete in the Leadership In Action (LIA)Award program need to get started on their application as soon as possible. Final applications are due in the Coffee County Extension office by Friday, March 23.
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.
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