By Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
All sixth graders who are interested in participating in Junior District Project Achievement (DPA) next year as seventh graders should make plans to attend the sign up meeting at the 4H office on Tuesday, February 25, at 4:00 PM. We will be discussing the differences between Cloverleaf DPA and Junior DPA as well as signing you up for a project. Junior DPA is a weekend trip to Rock Eagle usually in early February. Make sure you get signed up by coming to this meeting.
4-H members who are interested in signing up for the 4H Poultry Judging Team need to come by the 4-H office to complete the registration forms. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, February 26, at 4 PM until 5:30 PM in the 4H office.
In Poultry Judging, you will learn how to compare laying hens to determine the best layer, how to grade exterior quality, broken-out eggs, and candled eggs, how to grade ready to cook birds, and how to identify different cuts of meat. Practice will be held one to three times a week from February 26 until the contest date of April 17. You will earn 50 points toward the 4H Reward Trip by participating in the Poultry Judging contest. This is the last opportunity to compete in a contest to qualify for the Reward Trip.
State Indoor Archery Results
The Coffee County 4-H Archery Team traveled to Perry to the Georgia National Fairgrounds to compete in the state 4-H Indoor Archery Match on Friday, January 17. Team members were: Georgia Barnett, Noah Booth, Emma Grace Chaney, Janiyah Clemmons, Laurel Davis, Reagan Davis, Kimberly, Garduno, Esperanza Gonzalez, Wynn Griffin, Raymond Johnson, DJ Johnson, Kloe Key, Caleb Lott, Shade Luke, Raylynn Martinez, Jayden McGovern, Drue Miller, Emma Nelson, Maci Rucker, Madisyn Rucker, Elijah Shearl, Abigail Silva, Andrea Silva, Braelyn Sinquefield, Lizzy Solomon, Ethan Taylor, Yadira Tinajero, Ashley Uribe, Adyn Vaughn, Marely Vilegas, and Bethany Whittle. Coaches and chaperons were: Rhonda Kirkland, David Miller, Tamara Morgan, Jan Thurston, Chalanda Woods, and Micheal Woods, Jr.
Janiyah Clemmons placed 15th and Jayden McGovern placed 18th overall. Congratulations team members. There were 118 competitors to shoot in this competition.
We want to thank the 4-H teen and volunteer leaders who chaperoned the Cloverleaf 4H Dance at Coffee Middle School on Friday, January 31. We had a great turn out for the dance and hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves.
Everyone is encouraged to collect can tabs off aluminum cans to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities project. These can tabs help provide money to the Ronald McDonald House for their operating fees.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities offers free or low costhousing and meals to families of children receiving medical attention at larger hospitals in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah. By donating can tabs, you are helping to provide housing and meals for families who are burdened by hospital bills and do not need the extra burden of housing and meals for the family staying at the hospital.
Hopefully you will never have to use the Ronald McDonald House but it is great that it is there in case you should ever need it.
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.