Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
We had a busy week last week with the County Market Hog Show and the State Livestock Shows in Perry which included the Market Hogs, Steers, Heifers, Dairy Heifers, Breeding Does, and Breeding Ewes. Market Hog Show participants included: Ambrose: Ava Morgan; Broxton: Preston Hutto; Career Academy: Seth Ables and Felton Harper; CCA: Sam Ables; CMS: Jake Grantham; Home School: Jamilee Vickers and Sara Vickers; Indian Creek: Olivia LaRiccia. In the State Heifer Show, our participant was: Home School: Taylor Medders. Coffee County 4‑H had two participants in the Breeding Doe Show: Home School: Jonathan Sayer; and Irwin High: Cole Carver.
The County Market Hog Show was held in the Billy Walker Livestock Arena at CMS on Monday, February 18. The show began at 11 AM. County 4-H show. Participants included: Ambrose: Ava Morgan; Broxton: Preston Hutto; Career Academy: Seth Ables and Felton Harper; CCA: Sam Ables; First Academy: Elijah Carver; Home School: Jamilee Vickers and Sara Vickers; Indian Creek: Olivia LaRiccia.
The Coffee County Cattle Battle will be held at the Billy Walker Livestock Arena this Thursday, February 28. Show time is scheduled for 6 PM. Taylor Medders will be representing 4-H in this show.
The next workday for the Adopt-A-Highway program will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 4-H members are asked to come help keep Douglas clean. We start at 4 PM and should finish around 5 PM. You get 25 points towards the reward trip for your help.
Cloverleaf 4-H Camp is a week of fun and learning as 4-H members meet 4-H members from other counties, experience adventure in the workshops at Rock Eagle, swim in one of the two swimming pools, slide down the two story water slide at pool 2, a new high elements rope course, are entertained by the counselors at the variety show, and much more.
4-H members from Coffee County will leave on Monday, July 1, for five days and four nights of fun. The camp is located just north of Eatonton, Georgia, in the heart of the Georgia Piedmont region. We will return to Douglas on Friday, July 5, shortly after lunch.
The total cost of camp is $380. To sign up for camp, return the 4-H camp application and a $95 non-refundable deposit to the 4-H office during office hours (8 AM to 12 PM, and 1 PM to 5 PM). Three more $95 dollar payments will be due on March 1, April 1, and May 1, 2019.
Checks should be made payable to: Coffee County Extension/ 4‑H. If you find out that you cannot go to camp after you have signed up, please contact the Coffee County 4-H office so we can attempt to get you a partial refund from the State 4‑H office. Remember that the $95 deposit is non-refundable.
Junior and Senior 4-H Camps
Summer 4-H camp sign-up is now going on at the 4-H office. A $100 deposit will be required at sign-up. Dates and costs for Junior and Senior 4-H camps are: Junior Camp at Camp Jekyll, June 17-21, $365; Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, July 1-5, $380; Marine Resource Camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, July 8-12 or July 15-19, $335; Senior 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, May 27-31, $365; and Senior Extreme Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center Pioneer Camp, June 10-14, $360. There may be an additional cost for each camp for transportation expenses. Be sure you have these dates on your calendar if you are interested in attending. Summer camps are tons of fun and you learn so much as well as make a lot of new friends.
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.