We hope all of you are getting a chance to wind down and enjoy the upcoming holiday! We wanted to pass on some information and the Extension Office Holiday Schedule in case you need anything.
Extension Office Holiday ScheduleWe like to remind you that the Travis County Extension Office will have the following schedule in observance of the upcoming Holidays:
- Monday, 12/25 - Office is CLOSED
- Tuesday, 12/26 - Office is CLOSED
- Wednesday, 12/27 - Office is open, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Thursday, 12/28 - Office is open, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Friday, 12/29 - Office is open, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Monday, 1/1/18 - Office is CLOSED
- Tuesday, 1/2/18 - Office resumes normal schedule and is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Our Agents will be out of the office for most of the week, but Mellanie will be checking her emails periodically. If you need anything between now and January 2, please email her at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu.
TCYS Eligibility:In preparation for the upcoming Travis County Youth Show, club attendance checks have been sent to the 4-H Club Managers and Eligibility Reports have been sent to almost all of the schools. We do have a few schools that have asked us to not send them until January 2nd.
If we receive a notification that an individual is ineligible, we will email their parent(s) and let TCYS know. Please note that the timeliness of this notification is based on when the school lets us know. We also recommend that parents check with the schools or use their self-service applications to check grades so they are aware of their child's eligibility.
IF you have youth who have not completed your registration in 4-H CONNECT or you received some kind of error from the system, you must complete (or resubmit) their registration in order to be considered eligible and to allow us to send an eligibility check to your child's school.
TCYS National Anthem Singers:4-H and FFA youth who sing... we are looking for members who sing the National Anthem and would be available to sing at the TCYS. If you are interested, please email Mellanie (MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu) a video submission of you singing the anthem by January 1, 2018 so that the auction committee can make a selection.
TCYS Herdsman Contest:While all exhibitors and clubs/chapters are required to keep their stall areas clean and orderly at all times at TCYS, there is an additional (optional) opportunity to compete in the Herdsman Contest at the show. Full details can be found in the TCYS Rulebook and judging will take place Thursday, January 11, through Saturday, January 13, with the final placings decided on after cleanup. Entries are $20 per specie and are due directly to TCYS by 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 10th. Entry forms are available at this link.
Join us for a stick horse race!! Families can bring their own stick horse or decorate one of the TCYS stick horses.
TCYS Family Fun Run 1K (Stick Horse Race!!)
The Family Fun Run will take place at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2018!! Registration is $20 each and includes a t-shirt, bib, & stick horse while supplies last. Registration Packets are available for pick-up on Friday, January 12, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday, January 13, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the TCYS t-shirt booth. Register HERE (link).
The Stick Horse Decoration Center will be open on Saturday, January 13, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Stick horses are limited, so be sure to pick yours up early with your registration packet while supplies last!