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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, May 6, 2022

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the Bacon Foods Revue is being advertised for June 21. A place setting is shown with flowers and their is also a sandwich on the plate with potato rounds.
A clothes hanger, the 4-H clover, and 7 individuals dressed for a fashion shown are shown on the flyer advertising the Fashion Revue for June 13.
Fireworks light up for the Visual Arts Festival Find Your Sparks Traveling Exhibit.
Winning Exhibits from the Tri-County Visual Arts Fest are displayed at the Community Memorial Library in West Bend.
The traveling art exhibition on display in the West Bend Community Memorial Library
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A white shhep, a brown cow and a black and white cow, 2 spotted pigs, and a brown horse by a fence are pictured at the side of the flyer advertising WI 4-H Area Animal Science Days June 15 in Sheboygan County and June 17 in Chippewa County.

Area Animal Science Day

Have you registered for Area Animal Science Day? The deadline is May 25th. *Horse project participants, make sure to check out the updated schedule for the day for the Area Animal Science Day - Sheboygan Site - Horse Judging Workshop and Contest. It is one you won't want to miss! Looking for more information about the contest or how to register: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/.../area-animal-science-days/.

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 6:30-8:00 pm include:
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.  

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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Fond du Lac County 4-H Apparel

If you ordered 4-H apparel through Hopper's online store and selected to pick it up in-store, Hoppers will be sending out an email notifying people when they can pick up their orders. 
A lemon head with a smiley face on a flyer advertising Lemonade Day in Fond du Lac County on Saturday, May 7.

Announcing WI 4-H Spark Days- Registration is now open!

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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4-H Scholarships & Volunteer Recognition Nominations Due May 15 to Extension Office

A friendly reminder that scholarships are due to the office on May 15. All applications and forms can be found online: https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/awards-scholarships/. Youth are encouraged to apply and there are different requirements for the different scholarships. New this year one scholarship will be awarded $750 in memory of Allen Buechel. This scholarship will continue to be offered in the future in his honor. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Fair Graduation Ceremony.  
If you would like to nominate a volunteer who has has provided continued support to the county 4-H Program for special recognition, forms can also be found at the link above. Volunteer Awards are presented at the annual 4-H Leader Banquet.
Fond du Lac County Fair logo with a red ribbon through it with a tent and farris wheel below it.

New Member Fair Orientation

To help new families better understand this process, Bridget Schaumberg, a 4-H volunteer and fairboard member will be holding a new family fair orientation.  She will go over the following: entering projects for the fair, important dates to remember, how judging works at the fair, and answering any questions families may still have. This orientation will be offered on Sunday, May 15 at 6 pm. Please click here to register. 

Fair Information

Fair Office opens:
Monday, June 6  Fair office hours - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday
Entries close at 11:59 p.m., Saturday, June 13
No late entries will be accepted. All entries must be made online.
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  

Fairest of the Fair Info
Fond du Lac County is looking for it's next Fairest of the Fair! Do you love the Fair and want to serve as the Fair's public spokesperson for the next year? Here's your chance: https://www.fonddulaccountyfair.com/p/getinvolved/fairest-of-the-fair.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: Friday, May 20, 2022 
Mailed or hand delivered to: Tiffany Venne, N8337 Beachview Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54937 
E-mail: tboyke07@gmail.com (preferred method of delivery) 

For questions, email or call Tiffany Venne: tboyke07@gmail.com or (920) 979-0508. 

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Clothing Revue Registration Open May 1-May 31 in 4HOnline
Foods Revue Registration Opens May 10 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

LEGO Club 

  • Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 pm at UWO FDL Campus 
  • *This is a date change due to schedule conflicts*
  • The monthly build challenge is a robot
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Photo of Tracy Keifenheim. She has brown hair and a red shirt on. Photo of Tina Engelhardt. She has blonde hair with a black cardigan over a red shirt.
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