Upcoming Events and Important Dates
July 1 Apply for Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors (MALE) membership/insurance
July 14 KLLA Meeting, 6pm
July 28 KLLA Meeting, 6pm
August 1 Union Fair Livestock Entry Forms due at the Extension office
August 1 Union Fair 4-H Individual Exhibition Yurt entry forms due
August 5 Union Fair Cloverbud Demonstration sign-up deadline
August 11 Union Fair 4-H Prep Party and Potluck, 4-7pm
August 16-23 Union Fair!
September 8 KLLA Meeting, 6pm
September 12-28 Eastern States Exposition, Springfield , MA
September 30 Project/Activity Records due
September 30 KL 4-H Photography Contest entries due
Happy birthday to Ellie Pendleton, Quinn Bunting, Emma Allen, Madison Allen, Olivia Barnes, Kennedy Scheimreif, Hazel Clark, Braxton Farrin, Elizabeth Souza, Amariah Glaude, Rylee Instasi, Alexis Rancourt, Kaleb Bishop, Slayde Crocker and Sabrinnah Dube!
Happy birthday to Tyler Leighton, Naomi Kihn, Grant Bodine, Isabel Flynn, Ariel Stillman, DJ McKenzie, Kyle Simmons, Emily Laweryson, Gloria Seaman, Cailey Elliot and Ava Sprowl!
Union Fair Information Booklet and Entry Forms Online
The general information booklet, including livestock and exhibition yurt entry forms, for Union Fair 2014 are available on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension website at http://umaine.edu/knox-lincoln/blog/2014/06/10/2014-union-fair-4-h-information-booklet-entry-forms/. Entry forms are due at this office by August 1.
Basket Fundraiser for KLLA at Union Fair
We still need to hear from clubs about raffle basket themes! This year’s fundraiser raffle at Union Fair to benefit Knox-Lincoln 4-H will once again feature themed baskets filled with quality items donated or made by KL 4-H clubs. The deadline to notify Cindy Rogers (207.832.0343, email@example.com) of a theme for their basket has been extended to July 15!
Then the club should fill a large basket or other container with items relating to the theme as a prize for the raffle. We ask that these items be new and high-quality or handmade by 4-H club members, with a total basket value of at least $50. Ideas for a theme basket might be a dog, rabbit or horse care basket, a craft basket, a scrapbooking basket, a spa basket…the list goes on and on!
Independent members: please contribute to a Cooking Basket, which will be located at the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension office. Bring items to the KL office by August 13.
Pre-sell Raffle Tickets: 4-H members and leaders are encouraged to sell raffle tickets before the fair. Tickets will be available at the KL Extension Office after July 30. Let’s raise some funds for KL 4-H!
Club Posters Requested
Several years ago clubs and independents from Knox-Lincoln 4-H created photo posters representing their club activities or independent projects. These were hung in the restaurant dining hall at Union Fair and were greatly admired by restaurant staff and patrons. We would like to revive this practice with new posters from our clubs and independents! Show everyone what your clubs is about! Attach photos securely as you would for a yurt entry and make your lettering large and clear. Just a standard poster board is easiest to hang on the latticework in the restaurant, no tri-folds or foam board please. You can bring your poster to the office any time before the fair or to the yurt when you bring your project entries. Thanks!
Can Your Club Adopt a Barn for 4-H Farm-to-Fair?
The 4-H Farm-to-Fair barns were packed with their display materials for the winter and it is time to make sure that each of them is ready for Union Fair 2014.We are once again asking clubs to consider “adopting” one of the barns to make sure it is clean, in good repair and stocked with everything needed for fair time. This will require checking the barn in spring or early summer to inventory its contents, allowing time to make repairs or order supplies needed before the fair. (the cost of supplies can be covered by KLLA). Then on 4-H Fair Prep Day on August 11, your club will set up the display as it will be for fair week. You can even check on the barn once or twice during fair week to make sure everything is in order.
If your club would like to adopt a 4-H Farm-to-Fair barn, contact Cindy Rogers 207.832.0343, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to the Union Fair 4-H Prep Party
Help get the 4-H areas of Union Fairgrounds ready for Union Fair 2014! If you can, bring rakes, shovels and cleaning supplies, although some will be available. Bring a food item to share for a potluck dinner. Learn up-to-date Union Fair information. Monday, August 11 from 4-7pm.
Union Fair Volunteers Needed
In order to provide secure coverage of the Exhibition Yurt, volunteers are needed to take 2-hour shifts. Also needed are volunteers to take a 4-hour shift at 4-H Farm-to-Fair. Help us show the public how great our 4-H members and volunteers are! To put your name on the schedule, please call Pam Doherty at the KL Extension office at 207.832.0342, email email@example.com.
Breakfast Foods Requested for Yurt Judges
We are requesting donations of muffins, fruit and other breakfast foods to offer to our volunteer Exhibition Yurt judges on Saturday morning, August 16. If you can help, contact Cindy Rogers 832-0343, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enter the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Photo Contest
It’s almost time to get your entries ready for the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Photography Contest 2014! Be sure to look back at photos you took in the winter and fall so that we have a variety of seasons and subjects represented.
Any Knox-Lincoln 4-H member age 9 and up who brings one or more single photographs (not photo stories/collages) to be entered into the Exhibition Yurt at Union Fair will be asked if they wish to also be entered into the photography contest. Entries (whether entered in Union Fair or not) will be accepted at the KL Extension office in Waldoboro until September 30, 2014. For more information contact Cindy Rogers at 832-0342 or email@example.com.
Nominations Sought for 4-H Character Awards
During the Union Fair, a few outstanding 4-Hers may be chosen to receive the 4-H Character Award. This honor may be awarded to a 4-Her who carries out his or her project and who treats other 4-H members, fair colleagues, spectators and their animals (when applicable) according to the six pillars of character:
Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring, Fairness and Citizenship.
Nominations for the 4-H Character Award, may be submitted to Knox-Lincoln Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination cards will also be available at the Union Fair. Look for the 4-H Character Award Display in the 4-H Exhibition Yurt. All 2012-13 nominations must be received by September 30, 2014.
Do You Have News? Send It Here!
What is your club up to? We really want to hear from you! A great way to do this is to choose a club reporter who regularly writes a short paragraph; just a sentence or two is fine, about what the club did at their meeting. We welcome your photos, artwork and creative writing as well. We can publish those here or on our Facebook page. Send news items to Cindy: email@example.com.
State 4-H Office Core Newsletter Posts
1. 2014 Maine 4-H Days – Our Best Year Yet! - http://umaine.edu/4h/2014/06/27/2014-maine-4-h-days-our-best-year-yet/
2. State 4-H Dairy Show – http://umaine.edu/4h/2014/06/27/state-4-h-dairy-show/
3. Save the Date: TSC’s Fall Paper Clover Event Oct 8-19, 2014 – umaine.edu/4h/2014/05/27/save-the-date-tscs-fall-paper-clover-event-oct-8-19-2014/
4. Come to Camp this Summer - http://umaine.edu/4h/2014/04/23/come-to-camp-this-summer/
5. Maine Fair Season Insurance – http://umaine.edu/4h/2014/06/27/maine-fair-season-insurance-2/