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4-H Week In Review – December 10th, 2010

Hey 4-H’ers! Welcome back to our 4-H Week In Review series. This week we’re bringing you a refreshing assortment of cool stories from around the country.

As always, if you know of a newsworthy 4-H story, don’t be shy! Post it below in the comments section.

  • Here’s a really cool and fun way to gather food donations for your local pantries.

    The Buffalo County 4-H Youth Leaders Council will be going door to door looking for porch lights that are on. If the porch light is on, they will sing carols in exchange for canned food items. Donations will be distributed to the elderly involved with the Buffalo County Aging and Disability Resource Center.

    This is a great way to help your community and spread holiday cheer all at once! You could also ask for blankets, coats or other items that would help the needy in your area.

    Super idea Buffalo County 4-H! You guys and gals are doing a great thing for your community members – 4-H Council Carols for Canned Goods.

  • The Louisburg Explorers 4-H Club spent last Sunday shopping for holiday gifts – but they weren’t shopping for anyone they know.

    For the 7th year in a row, the 4-H members and parents gathered to purchase holiday presents for families that are less fortunate and would otherwise not have much under their Christmas trees. This not only makes a family’s holiday better, it teaches the 4-H members about volunteerism and citizenship.

    We know that these “adopted families” programs happen all over the country, so let us know about your experience by leaving a comment below! Here’s a link to the story about the Louisburg Explorers experience – Explorers 4-H Club Brings Christmas To Those In Need.

  • This week marked the event that Wyoming 4-H’ers have been preparing for for months. The Wyoming FIRST LEGO League Championship was held at the Casper Events Center on Sunday.

    Teams designed and built robots made of Legos and tiny parts, and programmed them to do 14 different tasks. Sixty teams from all over Wyoming earned a spot in the Championship this year, but only one could end up as champion.

    Find out all about the competition and which team came out on top – Students Compete in Robotics Challenge.

  • For the first of hopefully many years to come, 4-H was involved in the Great American Louisiana Seafood Cook-off, an annual event in New Orleans.

    During the event, 4-H members from all over Louisiana were able to show off their culinary skills. Organizers hope the 4-H cook-off will become an annual part of the event.

    As a seafood lover, I only wish I would have been there to taste some of their creations. Very cool! Click this link to see the video – 2010 4-H Seafood Cook-off.

  • On Dec. 5, several thousand Michigan 4-H members and their families from 49 different counties filled the Breslin Center for the Michigan State University Lady Spartans game. It turned out to be the 3rd largest crowd ever attending a Lady Spartans game!

    4-H displays and material were setup throughout the arena and the 4-H Pledge was recited by the crowd.

    Here’s a great blog post with more details of the event. Sounds like it was a great experience for everyone involved! – Day at the Breslin Celebrates 4-H.

Well, that’s it for this week everybody. We know there are some stories and announcements that we missed, so if you have a story or news event you’d like to share, just leave it in a comment below.

Now It’s Your Turn! Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Have a great weekend, stay warm and we’ll see you next week!

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