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Local 4-H news for the week of Dec. 18

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 4-H members participate in 4-H Pet Therapy Visitation at Vista Park (formerly Shady Acres) on Dec. 11.   Submitted photo 4-H members participate in 4-H Pet Therapy Visitation at Vista Park (formerly Shady Acres) on Dec. 11.

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By Kevin Tatum

We want to thank the 4-H members, parents, and volunteers who turned out for the last Pet Therapy Visitation on Dec. 11 at Vista Park (formerly Shady Acres). Participants were: Broxton-Glenn O’Steen; CMS-Javnote Davis and Natalie Newell; Junior 4H Club-Ashton Ates, Amelia Crockett, Muskan Minhas, Ishika Sadarangani, and Sariah Wells; Senior 4H Club-Jeremiah Brantley, KenDasha Cobb, Asia Davis, JaVonte Grady, Korinda Johnson, Kyya Johnson, T.K. McIver, Candice Pace, TaKyla Robinson, Zykerria Sims, Tinya Sirmans, Willie Spence, Micheal Woods, Evie Woodward, and Kimberly Wright; Adults-Liz Batten, Alyse Hall, Jean O’Steen, Kevin Tatum, Hannah Wright, and Patti Wright.

The next Pet Therapy visitation will be Tuesday, January 16 at 4-4:30 p.m. at Manor House Senior Living Center. Please bring your friendly, vaccinated pets and your beautiful smile to share with the residents.
During the weekend of Dec. 9-10, the Georgia 4-H Board of Directors pulled off a fun-filled weekend for Fall Forum. The theme was “4-H FAMEily, Where You Are the Star!” The weekend included a mix of workshops and educational sessions along with opportunities for networking, community service projects and exhibits. 4-H members also donated over 7,100 canned foods across the state to local food banks. This year’s participants included JaVonte Grady, Kyya Johnson, Bethany Land, T.K. McIver, Willie Spence, Justin Strickland, Micheal Woods, Evie Woodward, and Chalanda Woods as a chaperon. Micheal Woods was also selected to be an exhibitor in this year’s exhibit fair where he shared his mini-booth entitled “What A Dump!”

Summer 4-H camp sign-up will begin in January. A $100 deposit will be required at sign-up. Start saving your money now so you can pay your deposit when you sign up.

Dates and costs for Junior and Senior 4-H camps are: Junior Camp at Fortson 4-H Center, June 25-29, $365; Wilderness Challenge Camp at Wahsega 4-H Center, July 2-6, $370; Marine Resource Camp at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, July 16-20, $330; Senior 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, July 2-6, $360; and Senior Extreme Camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center Pioneer Camp, June 18-22, $350. 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.

We are still working on the plans for Cloverleaf 4-H Camp for 4th-6th graders, but we do know that this camp will be at the newly renovated Camp Jekyll on Jekyll Island the week of June 4-8. Cost is still to be determined, but we anticipate it will be around $380 with a $95 deposit due at sign up followed by three additional $95 monthly payments.
Graduating seniors, you have the opportunity to leave a lasting record of your 4-H involvement by having your name engraved on a plaque that will be displayed in the Senior Pavilion at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. If you are interested please fill out the form with a $35 fee by December 1.

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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