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4-H news for the week of October 23, adopt-a-highway workday, Georgia national fair entries, fall forum

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4-H members clean up litter as part of National 4-H Week celebration with the Adopt-A-Highway program. Submitted photo 4-H members clean up litter as part of National 4-H Week celebration with the Adopt-A-Highway program.

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Pet Therapy Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 10 at Manor House Assisted Living Center. Participants included: Broxton-Glenn O'Steen; CCA-Andrew Larkey; CMS-Jaderia Ates, Kilee Davis, and MyLaasia Townsend; Eastside-Marquasha Andrews; Home School-Katie Beth Gillis; Indian Creek-Maya Gore, Amelia Larkey, and Rhianna Lewis; Junior 4‑H Club-Muskan Minhas, Ishika Sadarangani, Loyce Tucker, and Sariah Wells; Satilla-Kaleeah Sirmans; Senior 4-H Club-Bethany Land, Micheal Woods, and Evie Woodward; and Adults-Liz Batten, Ana Davis, Greg Gore, Alyse Hall, Diana Larkey, Juliee Brooke Lewis, Jean O'Steen, and Chalanda Woods.

Don't forget that the next Pet Therapy Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 28th, at 4 p.m., at Manor House.


 We want to thank the following 4-H members for helping with the Adopt-A-Highway Workday held on Thursday, October 5: Ambrose-David Contreras; CMS-Jaderia Ates, Camyra Clemmons, Nathan Cooper, Kilee Davis, Natalie Newell, Kaitlyn Pittman, MyLaasia Townsend, and Loyce Tucker; Eastside-Marquasha Andrews, Ariyah Scott, and Ashlee Wadley; Home School-Katie Beth Gillis; Indian Creek-Brianna Moreno; Junior Club-Ashton Ates, Muskan Minhas, Ishika Sadarangani, Jenna Sears, and Sariah Wells; Pre-Club-Alyia Hall and Jessa Hall; Senior Club-KenDasha Cobb, Ta'Kyla Robinson, and Micheal Woods; Adults-Liz Batten, Alyse Hall, Steve Hall, Kevin Tatum and Chalanda Woods.

 The next workday is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, at 4 p.m. at the 4-H office. Please mark your calendar to come and take part in this service project.


Each year, Georgia 4-H members are encouraged to enter the contests at the Georgia National Fair. This year's participants included: Pantry Pride Contest-Abby Hamilton, 1st place; Speaking Contest-Katie Beth Gillis, 2nd place; Variety Show-Katie Beth Gillis, 1st place; Anna Grace Grantham, 2nd place; and Evie Woodward, 2nd place. We also had the following students submit static exhibits for the fair: Mini-booth Contest-Abby Hamilton; Alexandra Rivero, 4th place; Micheal Woods, 2nd place; and Evie Woodward. Public Recycling Contest-Anna Grace Grantham; Jake Grantham; Abby Hamilton, 6th; and Ishika Sadarangani, 6th place.


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 17. 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 1.

Please feel free to contact the 4-H office if you have additional questions about Fall Forum.

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 athttp://coffee4h.org.


4-H members share their pets with the residents of Manor House during 4-H Pet Therapy.

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