Putnam 4-H'ers excel at Indiana State Fair

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kudos to the efforts of all the Putnam County 4-H'ers participating in the Indiana State Fair.

While the opportunity to learn when doing the project is of foremost importance, the recognition of achievement is certainly an added bonus to being in the 4-H program.

Putnam County 4-H'ers did well at this year's Indiana State Fair. For a complete rundown of results, go to www.four-h.purdue.edu and click on the "State Fair Results" link.

At least 392 different 4-H projects and demonstrations were exhibited by Putnam County youth at the 2010 Indiana State Fair. Putnam County was represented in at least 49 of the more than 75 project and demonstration areas offered by the Indiana State Fair.

Putnam County 4-H'ers were the recipients of 30 merits and 181 blue ribbons. For every project area, a sweepstakes winner is selected as the top overall project across all grade levels for the state.

From Putnam County, Grace Aker was the Sweepstakes Winner for Entomology. In the demonstration competition, Shea Mahoney-Sutherland was awarded the honor of an expense paid trip to Washington, DC with her successful efforts in the State Demonstration contest.

All 4-H'ers are also again reminded that the due date for "My Record of Achievement" is Friday to be assured consideration for the 2010 awards to be awarded at the 4-H Member Awards and Volunteer Recognition Night scheduled for Nov. 6.

Completion of "My Record of Achievement" is also required for those who will be applying for 4-H scholarships at both the state and county level. Please call if you have questions or ask your 4-H leader who will be willing to help. The form is on the Purdue Extension-Putnam County website.

Check our website www.extension.purdue.edu/putnam to view the most up-to-date information.

Also all interested in the Putnam County 4-H program are encouraged to join the Putnam County 4-H Facebook group which has nearly 200 members. You can contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 653-8411 for more information regarding column topics or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Upcoming Events

Thursday: Putnam Extension Homemakers County Council meeting, Annex, 7 p.m.

Friday: 4-H "My Record of Achievement" due

Sept. 13: E.H. Leader Lesson "Plants and Trees for Our Area" Extension Office, 1 p.m.

Sept. 15: Indiana 4-H Congress RSVP due

Sept. 15: Extension Homemaker Specialty Club Organizational Kick-Off, Fairgrounds, 7 p.m.

Sept. 18: Deadline to register for the Lesson Leader Conference

Sept. 30: Lesson Leader Conference at the Knoy Resource Center (CHS) (reservations necessary)

Oct. 2: Indiana 4-H Congress, State Fairgrounds, 8:30 a.m.