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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, July 15, 2022

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4-H Summer Intern Update

Hello 4-H Families!

Just a heads up that every other week I will be submitting a brief update to the 4-H Newsletter as to what I have been working on and planning for 4-H! Here is this week's update: 

For the past few weeks, I’ve been planning lots of fun and exciting upcoming events! These include Cloverbud Day Camp, Art Camp, Cardboard Camp, Watermelon Day, and the Fair! 
The Fair is just around the corner and I’ve planned to lead some fun activities in the Action Center this year! Below you will find a schedule of when I will be there leading activities and the activities planned for each day! The Action Center will be in the Expo Building near the Silent Auction table and across from the Adult Leaders Food Stand. I will be there each day and I hope you stop by and say hi!  
Action Center Schedule Fair 2022:
Wednesday, July 20th: Paper Airplanes 10:00 am- 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Thursday, July 21st: Bracelet Making 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Friday, July 22nd: Paper Plate Animals 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Saturday, July 23rd: Paper Tube Monsters 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Sunday, July 24th: Origami Frog Racing 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

For our Cloverbuds, there are two more camps coming up! Day on the Farm is July 27th at the Halbur Farm. Youth will be learning about animals and doing fun farm-related activities! Outdoor Survival is August 17th and there we will be making S’mores with solar ovens and using GPS tracking to explore nature! 
There are two more camps coming up for general 4-H members, grades 3-10. Cardboard Camp is a three-day camp held on August 2-4 and youth will be building a city out of cardboard! Each day there will be a team challenge as well! Art camp is August 8-10 and is three days of jam-packed activities! Youth will be learning about different art media, painting, and photography! 

National Watermelon Day is August 3rd and we will be holding a watermelon day to celebrate! I’m still in the midst of planning it but I have lots of fun watermelon ideas! Keep a lookout for more information coming soon!

Some other things I’ve been working on are more ways to promote 4-H. These include different activities and events that I can attend to promote 4-H! I am also planning for an upcoming 4-H open house where non-4-H families can come and learn about 4-H as well as participate in some fun 4-H activities. The start of a new 4-H year is coming up fast and to help start things off strong there will be a 4-H Fall Kick-Off event that I am planning as well. More information to come! 

I hope to see you at the fair!
Makayla Stommel
4-H Extension Summer Intern
Male 4-H graduate
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New Art Day Camp 

Where: UWO Fond du Lac Campus 
Who: Youth grades 3rd - 10th
Cost: $12/day or $30 for all 3. Register through 4-HOnline under events starting June 29. Registration closes Friday, August 5. Must have a minimum of 5 participants. The camp is limited to 10 participants. We will start a waitlist, if we fill it up.  
Monday, August 8 Art-Rageous - Calling all youth artists! From clay to oil pastels and everything in between, youth will explore art by channeling their creativity while learning about different artists, techniques, and media.
Tuesday, August 9 Picturesque Painting - Youth will explore all things paint on this day.  Activities will include watercolor, paint pouring, and acrylic painting. Bring your paint clothes and creative minds, and we will supply the rest!
Wednesday, August 10 Phenomenal Photography - Learn about how to use your camera and what settings and features to use for certain settings and situations. Youth will also learn about selecting photos, mounting, and other tips and tricks. Youth will practice taking pictures this day. (Recommendation: youth bring their own cameras if possible).
If we have more volunteers to help with Day Camp, we can open it up to more youth! If you are interested in helping, please contact Tracy or call 920-929-3171.
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2022 WI State Fair Youth Expo

Entries are open for Youth Exhibits now until July 25! Youth from Wisconsin, ages 12-19 as of January 1st of the current Fair year, may enter projects for judging and exhibition.

Entry Deadline: Monday, July 25 – 5 pm Central Standard Time

***Projects must arrive by Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – at 4 pm (Central Time)***

*New for 2022*
- County Fair Judge’s Favorite award: The Judge’s Favorite award is given to County Fair project exhibits of outstanding quality. These are selected at the county fair. Judge’s Favorite award-winners are eligible to advance to Wisconsin State Fair with no entry fees.

Projects no longer need to be exhibited or selected at a Wisconsin County Fair/District Fair. Review the entry information or submit your nominations here.

State Fair Exhibits will be collected Sunday night at 6 pm by Tracy if they would like to be taken down to the state fair by the county otherwise individuals are responsible to get exhibits down to state fair.  
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Fair Information
Fair Office opened: 
Fair office hours - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri; Saturday - by appointment only
Pre-Fair Judging: Thursday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 19  
Contact information:
phone: 920-929-3168 • fax: 920-906-6308 office@fonddulaccountyfair.com www.fonddulaccountyfair.com  


WEEKLY PARKING PASS (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Please fill out this information to request a season parking pass for the 2022 Fond du Lac County Fair.  Each pass will come with a specific spot on the grounds you will be assigned to for the entire fair. A pass will be generated that MUST be on display in your vehicle to match the parking spot. The pass can be transferred between 2 vehicles as long as the license plates of those vehicles are registered with the Fair Office. You may pay for this pass in the Fair Office.

Judging Schedules 

Expo Building Judging Schedule 
Tuesday, July 19th
1-7 pm
Open Class Check-in - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Open Class Judging - 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Antique show and check in- usual times 
****Cloverbuds and Exploring******
REC Building Schedule
Tuesday, July 19th
1-7 pm
Crops, Gardening, Flowers, Houseplants
Foods and Nutrition
*Open Class- Foods, Vegetables, Flowers, Houseplants
Please contact the fair office to schedule judging times. You can view judging times on the website
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Pre-Fair Judging - July 19

FDL Co Fair- July 20-24
State Fair Entries Due- July 25th 
Cloverbud Day Camp - Fun on the Farm

  • July 27th, 9 am- 3 pm Halbur Family Farm 

State 4-H Dairy Judging

  • August 1- Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

Cardboard Camp

  • August 2-4, 9 am - 12 pm, UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus

National Night Out

  • August 2, 4-7 pm, Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Park 

Watermelon Day

  • August 3 

Art Camp

  • August 8-10, 9 am- 3 pm, UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus
  • Register through 4-H online 

State Fair

  • August 4th- 14th, Wisconsin State Fair Park- 640 S 84th St - West Allis, WI 53214

Cloverbud Day Camp- Outdoor Survival 

  • August 17, 9 am- 3 pm, UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus
  • Register through 4-H online 
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