4-H July Newsletter 2020
Happy Birthday to all 4-Her’s born in July
Aroostook County office
We are currently still working from home, but hope to phase back in soon. Thank you for your patience and stay safe.
In an effort to bring a little comfort to nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of young equestrians and their horses have been making semi-regular visits to local nursing homes. Shown here are Mallory W and Paige B
Virtual Exhibit Hall
Have you been working hard on a 4-H project that you’re ready to show off? The 2020 Virtual Exhibit Hall is here!
There will be ribbons! There will be prizes!
We will be accepting submissions between July 15th and August 1st. We can’t wait to see what our talented Maine 4-Hers have created! More information about exhibit categories and submission guidelines can be found here.
2020 4-H Summer Programming
The first activity begins July 6, so check it out today. There is a wide variety of choices, it is certainly worth taking a look.
Even though we can’t gather together, we can still learn and have fun! Maine 4-H is pleased to announce our statewide summer activities for all youth. 4-H is a community for all kids — we welcome every kid who wants to have fun, learn, and grow. You do NOT need to be enrolled in 4-H to participate! There’s no cost to participate! Any youth or teen, ages 5-18 is welcome to sign up for workshops/experiences unless otherwise noted. Workshop space may be limited, so sign up early.
- Read descriptions of all of the different workshops being offered.
- If you are unable to complete the online registration and would like to sign up for some of our offline sessions, call 207.581.3877 (employees are currently working from home, and you should receive a call back within the next couple of business days after you leave a message).
- Check our calendar to see all of the different workshops.
Virtual Poultry Show Opportunity
If you are interested in showing your poultry, this would be a fun opportunity to do so.
State 4-H News
- 4-H Volunteer Share Fair!
Social distancing is hard! We know you are missing your 4-H members and fellow 4-H volunteers! Join us on Thursday, July 16th from 7:00-8:00pm for virtual share fair! This event is open to 4-H volunteers across the north east region from West Virginia to Maine! This interactive Zoom session will give you a chance to share ideas, hear what is going on in other states and get ideas on how to stay connected to your 4-H groups. The event is free, but you must register at http://go.uvm.edu/4hshare. We hope to see you there.
- 2020 4-H Summer Programming
Have you signed up for YOUR picks from the 2020 4-H Summer Programming offerings? There really is something for every interest area! Check out some awesome cooking demos, or one of the multitudes of livestock workshops; are you interested in science? We’ve got you covered! From learning how fostering kittens works to building a solar oven to make s’mores in your yard without a fire, there are over fifty different online and offline options running during the months of July and August. Register now, as workshops are filling up! Share this with your friends, as participation in 4-H is not required for many workshops! Discover everything we’ve got planned and register at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/2020-4-h-summer-programming/.
- 2020 Virtual Exhibit Hall
Have you been working hard on a 4-H project that you’re ready to show off? The 2020 Virtual Exhibit Hall is here! There will be ribbons! There will be prizes! We will be accepting submissions between July 15thand August 1st. We can’t wait to see what our talented Maine 4-Hers have created! More information about exhibit categories and submission guidelines can be found here: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/virtual-fair.
- Congratulations to Maine 4-H Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients!
Celebrate our 2020 Maine 4-H Foundation scholarship winners. Check our Maine 4-H Foundation video awards presentation. https://extension.umaine.edu/4hfoundation/2020-scholarships/
- 2020 Big E Has Been Canceled
It has just been announced that the Big E has been canceled for 2020. The official statement from them “The Big E is so much more than just a fair, it is tradition, it is celebration, it is the showcase of everything we are so proud of in New England. This is why our hearts are heavy as we bring you this news. For the safety of our fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and the broader community, the 2020 Big E has been canceled. Thank you all for your support and we’ll see you September 17-October 3, 2021, when we can all celebrate together again.”