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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, April 22, 2022

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Fond du Lac County 4-H Apparel Store

Open April 11-25

It has been a while since there has been Fond du Lac County 4-H apparel available to purchase. We are excited to announce Fond du Lac County 4-H Apparel will be available to purchase through Hoppers via an online store option. The store will have some green and gray apparel options. T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and polos will be available. The adult leaders association has picked up the start-up fees. Individuals can order whatever they like and have the option to have the order shipped directly to them or pick up at Hoppers in Fond du Lac. Attached are a few samples of the apparel included in the storefront options. To view all options please visit the link below.  
 The store will be open from Monday, April 11 to Monday, April 25. The store will only be open for 2 weeks! Be sure to place your order before the 25th. To access the online store, please visit https://www.hopperwear.com/product-category/organizations/4h/.
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4-H Visual Arts Festival Event Winners
Congratulations all around! The virtual 2022 Tri-County 4-H Visual Arts Festival sponsored by the Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, and Washington County 4-H Leaders Associations was a huge success with approximately 55 youth art submissions and 629 votes for the People’s Choice Awards. Special thanks to the volunteer judges for providing the youth with valuable feedback on their work.

Thank you to the youth participants, local schools, and community members for celebrating the talent in our community. We invite the public to continue to enjoy viewing the youth art online at  https://go.wisc.edu/7a8660.  

Several of the award winners will have their work displayed in a travel exhibition. The traveling exhibition will be on display May 1-15 at the West Bend Community Memorial Library (630 Poplar St, West Bend, WI 53095) in Washington County, May 16-June 4 at the Cedarburg Public Library (W63N589 Hanover Ave, Cedarburg, WI  53012) in Ozaukee County, and June 5-25 at the Frame and Gallery Shop (94 S Main St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935) in Fond du Lac County. Winners for the various categories are as listed:

People’s Choice Awards by Category
Other Media: Chickadee by Arrah
Photography: The Wall by Jaye Z. 
Painting: Teal by Josephine M.
Drawing: Arabian Knight by Arrah M.

Judges Awards by Category & Grade
Drawing Grades 3-5:
1st:  Nature by Isobel S.
2nd: The Bear of the Forest by Nina D.

Drawing Grades 6-8:
1st: Indian Bride by Henna R.
2nd: Giraffe in a Desert by Taylor C.
2nd: Tiger by Sopia L.

Drawing Grades 9-12:
1st: Arabian Knight by Arrah M.
2nd: Flowers by Josephine M.

Painting Grades 3-5
1st: Sloth by Megan W. 
2nd: Silly Luna by Anika P.
2nd: Pink Kitty by Ella F.

Painting Grades 6-8
1st: The Heritage by Tamara N.
2nd: Summer Flowers by Kennedy F. 

Painting Grades 9-12
1st: Dotted Sunset by Gabby O.
2nd: Teal by Josephine M.

Photography Grades 3-5:
1st: High in the trees by Clara R.
2nd: Effortless Flowers by Helaina H.

Photography Grades 6-8:
1st: Snake by Owen B.
2nd: Blue Skies in Sedona by Sarah H. 

Photography Grades 9-12:
1st: The Wall by Jaye Z.

Other Media Grades 3-5:
1st: KC by Megan W. 

Other Media Grades 6-8:
1st: The Curious Cow by Cambria B.
2nd: Hunting by Kennedy F.

Other Media Grades 9-12
1st: Crahzy Dawgz by Arrah M.
2nd: WI collage by Gabby O.

Watch for next year’s Tri-County 4-H Visual Arts Festival, in Spring 2023. 
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4-H Dairy Judging

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to learn more about cattle selection and compete in the 4H Dairy Judging Contest on June 15 in Sheboygan County!

Practices include:
May 2 | Loehr Dairy | W1237 Old Town Hall Road, Mt Calvary
May 12 | Ryan-Vu Dairy | Hwy 175, Bryon
Others will be added once we find out who wants to participate and what nights work best for attendance.

 For any questions, please contact Joe Loehr at joeloehr75@yahoo.com or at 920.517.9216.  
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Horse Project at Fenway Friesian Foundation

For their April monthly meeting, the Horse Project members took a tour of the Fenway Friesian Foundation. The Fenway Foundation was created to preserve and enhance the Friesian horse breed through genetics and health, while simultaneously rescuing Friesian horses who are in need of rehabilitation. The members were able to learn about the importance of taking care of the breed and were also able to see the horses currently housed at the Fenway Foundation farm. 

Need YQCA for County or State Fair?
Make sure to visit the new website at http://yqcaprogram.org!

YQCA certification is a requirement to sell a market livestock animal at the Fond du Lac County Fair and is also a requirement for the Small Animal Auction.  Also, All junior exhibitors exhibiting animals at the WI State Fair in any Junior Departments must be YQCA certified at the time of entry. The certification must remain active through the dates of the Fair.
Once you have completed your YQCA certification, please forward a copy of the certificate to program assistant Katie Gindt (katie.gindt@wisc.edu) for the market livestock projects and to Tina Engelhardt (tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu) for the small animal projects. For state fair, please follow instructions at time of entry on how to provide evidence you completed YQCA.

Additional information on YQCA, completing the course, certificates of completion, etc. can be found at http://yqcaprogram.org.

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June Dairy Day Celebration June 4

The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Agri-Business Council, in partnership with National Exchange Bank and Trust, invites the community to the 37th Annual June Dairy Days Celebration on Saturday, June 4. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at National Exchange Bank and Trust, 130 South Main Street in Fond du Lac. This free, community appreciation event is open to the public.

In celebration of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, the event will feature a variety of farm animals, dairy games, prizes, and more. A sampling of Wisconsin’s finest dairy products will be available including several cheese varieties, grilled cheese, butter popcorn, and milk. There will be activities for the whole family.

June Dairy Month is a state-wide celebration of the industry that defines Wisconsin and plays a critical part in our economy as the one and only, America’s Dairyland. What a great way to kick off the month by attending June Dairy Day!

If your club would like to be involved in volunteering for the June Dairy Day event, contact Amy Ries at Envision Greater Fond du Lac at (920) 322-2292.

Announcing WI 4-H Spark Days

Wisconsin 4-H will be hosting three separate 4-H Spark Days in June this summer to help youth explore their sparks at different campuses around the State! The Spark Days will be held from June 20-22, 2022. Each day includes hands-on sessions, career pathway exploration, guest speakers, meeting new  4-H friends from around the state, and fun. This opportunity will be open to youth in grades 7-10.
Registration will be done via 4HOnline, and will be open on May 2 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration costs are to be determined and will include program supplies, a t-shirt, any local transportation, and lunch. More information is coming soon; you can find information about each day below.
To receive immediate email updates on information about Spark Days, submit your information here.
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National Volunteers Week- Sunday, April 17- Saturday, April 23


  • Sunday, April 24 Lakeside Park Clean-up and A & W Rootbeer, 11 am - 1 pm 
  • Meet at the lighthouse at 11 am.
  • Monday, April 25 Zoom or in-person at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room, 7 pm

Tri-County Afterschool Arts Club

  • Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 pm in-person
  • Public Agency Center, 333 E Washington St # 1200, West Bend, WI


Clothing Revue Registration Opens May 1 in 4HOnline 
Shooting Sports
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm at Isaac Walton
  • Archery and Air Gun
  • Monday, May 23 Zoom or in-person at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room, 7 pm

Tri-County Afterschool Arts Club

  • Saturday, May 21 in-person, Time TBD
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