Monday, March 30, 2009

Spaghetti Dinner

Come join us for a heapin' good time and a spaghetti dinner.
Hosted by Creedmoor 4-H to benefit the Southeast Buyer's Group.
Free will offering Spaghetti Dinner
Creedmoor Community Center
Saturday, April 25th from 4-7 pm
Donations graciously accepted

Friday, March 27, 2009

Educational Workshops at Texas 4-H Roundup

Texas 4-H Roundup is the state wide event for senior aged (14 and up) 4-H members. In most cases, 4-H members must have competed at county and district contest to move up to compete at the state level contests. However, there are some educational workshops available for members who were not able to participate in the qualifying contests. If you are interested in seeing what Texas 4-H Roundup is all about, this is a great way to learn.

Workshops being offered for 2009:
  • Teens in the Drive Seat - a program offered to help teens learn the importance of driver safety.
  • 4-H Food Challenge - an interactive competition
  • Vet Science Skill-A-Thon - a competitive event testing kids knowledge related to veterinary science
This is a great learning experience. For those interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Cory to find out additional details.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

State Steer Validation Tags

If you plan to exhibit a steer during the 2009-2010 Show Season, an ear tag order must be submitted. Order form may be found on the website. Tags are $10.00 each and the order form is due to the Travis County Extension Office by April 13, 2009.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

President's Volunteer Service Award

For those working on service hours for this award, please keep record of what year in which you completed your hours (2008 or 2009). Updates for this award have not been provided as everything is pending due to changes in administration. Check back a later time for updates for this award.

4th Annual Travis County Youth Show Golf Classic

Monday, April 13, 2009
Avery Ranch Golf Course
1:30 p.m. Shot-Gun Start

Entry Fee: $200.00 per player or $750.00 per Four Person Team
Includes: Green Fee, Cart and Team Prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd)
Format: Four person scramble
Individual Prizes: Closest to pin -All part three, longest drive competition

Checks, money orders and credit cards accepted.
For an entry form or questions, please contact:
Travis County Youth Show
P.O. Box 1110
Manor, TX 78653
***All proceeds benefiting the youth of Travis County that will participate in the 2010 Travis County Youth Show & Auction***

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fancy Feathers Chicken Show

2nd Annual
Open Chicken Show
April 4,2009 @ 10am
Comal County Fairgrounds
801 E Common St (enter from Grant St.)
New Braunfels, TX
Early check—in : April 3, 2009 (5-7:30 PM)
April 4, 2009 (9-10 AM)
ENTRY DEADLINE : March 21, 2009

Open to all, Just bring chickens.
For more information, please contact:
Jaci Kroupa

State Fair Lamb, Goat and Swine Tag Orders

For those who think they might exhibit a market lamb, goat or barrow at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, tags need to be purchased for those species. Each tag is $10.00 and the order is due to my office by Monday, April 13th. A validation for these animals will take place in June, a specific date has not yet been determined.

For questions, please email Cory at

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Club Promotion at Pioneer Farms

"The Pioneer Farms 4-H Club would like to invite other Travis County 4-H Clubs to join them out at Pioneer Farms on Friday, March 20th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual Homeschool Day at Pioneer Farms. For the past 4 years the PF 4-H Club has held a booth at these homeschool day (and other) events whereby club members show-case projects, do demonstrations, recruit new members, and generally promote 4-H. There are anywhere between 300 and 1000 guests who attend these homeschool day events, and they come from within a 2-hour radius of Austin. Feel free to join Pioneer Farms 4-H Club in setting up a tent/booth, demonstrating, recruiting, promoting, and even fundraising for your clubs (no vendor fees). To RSVP and/or for further information, please contact Angela Walters at Directions to Pioneer Farms can be found at We hope you can join us!"

Opportunities at Pioneer Farms

On Saturday, May 2, 1p-5p, Pioneer Farms is inviting 4-H clubs to set up informational booths or vendor booths as fund raisers for your club. Pioneer Farms is waiving all vendor fees and you may keep 100% of all proceeds.

Pioneer Farms also provides opportunity for community service projects. There are plenty of group projects to be found as well as individual projects. You may volunteer anywhere from 4 hrs per week to 4 hrs per year, depending upon what best suits your schedule, your needs, and your interests. You may volunteer in costume and assist with historic demonstrations and recreations or in your club t-shirt during our special events to help with crafts and games. You may volunteer to assist with agricultural projects or livestock projects on a regular basis or you may find something you can do without even being at Pioneer Farms. We also need off site help with craft prep, sewing, etc. Pioneer Farms is sure to have something to meet the community service needs of both individuals and clubs.
Rhonda Leggett
Pioneer Farms Board of Governors--Programs Manager