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By Kevin Tatum
The last workday for this school year of the Adopt-A-Highway program was held on Thursday, March 22. Participants included: Broxton: Glenn O'Steen; CMS: Keila Castillo, Kilee Davis, Glenda Grantham, and Natalie Newell; Eastside: Marquasha Andrews and Brax Carson; Junior 4-H Club: Ashton Ates, Amelia Crockett, Muskan Minhas, Kameron Pennell, Ishika Sadarangani, Sariah Wells, and Christopher Williams; Satilla: Kayden Davis; Senior 4-H Club: Jeremiah Brantley, Bethany Land, Candice Pace, and Micheal Woods; Adults: Liz Batten, Alyse Hall, Jean O'Steen, and Chalanda Woods. We would like to thank these folks as well as all others who have helped with this project this school year.
PET THERAPY VISITATION
We want to thank our 4-H members, parents, and volunteer leaders who came out to Pet Therapy Visitation at Manor House on Tuesday, March 20. Participants were: CMS: Kilee Davis, N'Yauna Lampkin, and Natalie Newell; Eastside: Brax Carson and Mahendra Simpson; Junior 4-H Club: Ashton Ates, Amelia Crockett, Ashlynn Fletcher, Ty'Shana Miller, Muskan Minhas, and Ishika Sadarangani; Senior 4-H Club: Jeremiah Brantley, Savannah Cothern, Kyya Johnson, Bethany Land, and Micheal Woods; Westside: Mikayla Hayes; Adults: Liz Batten and Chalanda Woods.
The next Pet Therapy visitation will be Monday, April 16 at Vista Park (Shady Acres). Please bring your friendly, vaccinated pets to share with the residents. 4-H members earn 25 points towards the 4-H reward trip.
JUNIOR 4-H CONFERENCE
This year's Southeast District Junior 4-H Spring Conference will be held at Camp Jekyll the weekend of April 27-28. The theme is "4-H Survivor" and the weekend's activities will include a fun time at the beach with friends from all over Southeast District! The schedule includes a cookout on Friday evening, an opening assembly, followed by a dance, recreation, and s'mores. Saturday will include a couple of workshops, beach games, and a silent auction. This conference is open to 7th and 8th graders as well as 6th graders who competed in DPA this school year or attended summer camp last summer. The registration deadline has been extended to noon on Friday, April 6, and the cost for the two day event is $80. Don't miss out on this great weekend with your friends at Camp Jekyll!
As we have been enjoying some early spring weather, it makes you start thinking about summer plans. If you have a child in 4th – 12th grade who might be interested in a week of fun and learning, don't forget that 4-H Summer Camp is an option for them. Fourth through sixth graders will camp at Camp Jekyll the week of June 4-8. Seventh and eighth graders will camp at the Fortson 4-H Center near Hampton the week of June 25-29. Senior 4-H members will be camping at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center the week of July 2-6. Camp costs run around $370 to $380 depending on the camp. Sign up soon before all spaces are filled.
CLOVERLEAF SUMMER ACTIVITIES
Cloverleaf 4-H members, do you want to have fun with other 4‑H members during your summer break? If so, you need to sign up for the Cloverleaf Summer Activities. Registration fee and form are due by Monday, April 9. Balance is due by Tuesday, May 1. Activities include a trip to Splash in the Boro in Statesboro, a trip to The Clubhouse in Statesboro, and learning about locally grown fruit like blueberries and peaches and doing crafts and games. Sixth graders can also sign up to take the Certified Teen Leader Training along with 4-H members from Bacon County. An informational flyer is available on the web site at http://coffee4h.org under "4-H Forms and Web Links". Don't miss out on these fun events.
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.
4-H members participate in the 4-H Adopt-A-Highway Workday on March 22.