Somerset County Extension 4-H Newsletter October - November 2014 Inside this Issue:

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Somerset County Extension 4-H Newsletter
October - November 2014
Inside this Issue:
Somerset County Fair Results
State Fair Results
Summer 2014 Snapshot
Golf Tournament
Club Corner News
Upcoming Workshops
Upcoming Events
Families & Friends of 4-H,
Somerset 4-H has had a busy season with fairs, camps, local events,
and summer programming. Thank you to all 4-H youth, volunteers,
schools, community organizations, and businesses who help make
our programming possible throughout the year. As a new school
year begins, we are excited to be pursuing new opportunities for our
4-H youth, volunteers, and potential new members!
Best Regards,
Dates to Remember
New Club Flyers
Workshop Flyers
Amanda Chesser
4H FEA
John Kotz
4-H STEM FEA
Nicole Skorobatsch
4-H Program Assistant/EFNEP
A fundamental purpose of the 4-H Program is to highlight the
program’s success and especially the youth that are involved in it. Each
year, during National 4-H Week, the local and county 4-H clubs/groups
have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their
membership in 4-H through activities and events at the local and
county level.
Join us in celebrating National 4-H Week with
SOMERSET 4-H Somerset 4-H for Fall Family Fun Night on
October 10, 2014! Please see the “Upcoming
Events” section for more detailed information.
Do you want to lead younger members, take on a community service project,
raise a baby goat, be involved in clubs, go to camp, build a catapult,
participate in local events, and discover your passions? Then 4-H is for you!
Please call the Somerset County Extension Office at 410-651-1350 for more
information and how you can join 4-H today!
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR RESULTS
Taking home ribbons for indoor entries and livestock shows, our 4-H youth entered the
show ring yet again this summer at the Somerset County Fair with much to be proud of! A
big thank you to the Somerset County Fairboard, all families, volunteers, and individuals
who helped make this event possible. Check out the Somerset County Extension 4-H
Facebook page to see pictures from the fair. The Somerset County Fair is open to all youth
in the tri-county area.
2014 Somerset County Fair 4-H Indoor Champions are as follows:
4-H members from the tri-counties can enter in the fair
Handcrafts: Jocelyn Armon
Home Arts: Sofia Wheaton
Art: Cierra Switzer
Photography: Jacob Armon
Crops, Fruits & Vegetables: McKensie Lewis
Flowers: Kellly Payne
Jams, Jellies, & Canned Goods: McKensie Lewis
Baked & Dried Goods & Bee Products: Katie Howard
Home & Family: Somerset Livestock Club
4-H Club Activities: Kelly Payne
2014 Somerset County Fair Livestock Champions are as follows:
4-H members from the tri-counties can enter in the fair
Dairy Cattle
Showmanship: Bradley Dorey
Heifer: Bradley Dorey
Beef Cattle
Showmanship: Bradley Dorey
Heifer: Shane Abbott
Dairy Goats
Showmanship: Kacie Ball
Supreme Doe: Adam Phillips
Meat Goats
Showmanship: Cole Olsen
Doe: Wesley Myrer
Market: Cole Olsen
Sheep
Showmanship: Kelly Payne
Wool Ewe: Hayley Wright
Hair Sheep Ewe: Ben Johnson
Market: Hayley Wright
Swine
Showmanship, Breeding Gilt, & Market Hog:
Cole Olsen
STATE FAIR 2014 RESULTS
Congratulations to our 4-H youth who represented Somerset County 4-H at the State Fair!
Shane Abbott
st
th
Beef Commercial Heifer: 1 place, intermediate. Showmanship: 8 place, intermediate.
Cassie Knight
nd
rd
Swine Showmanship: Junior Champion. Meat Goat Showmanship: 2 place, Junior. Meat Breeding Goat: 3
place, Junior.
Cole Olsen
st
Swine Showmanship: 1 place, intermediate. Breeding Swine: Reserve Champion Gilt. Market Hog: 3rd & 7th
nd
th
place, intermediate. Meat Goat Showmanship: 2 place, intermediate. Market Goat: 4 place, intermediate.
rd
th
th
Meat Breeding Goat: 3 , 4 , and 6 place, intermediate.
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
SUMMER 2014 SNAPSHOT
Eastern Shore 4-H Camp 2014
University of Maryland Extension Somerset County 4-H recently held Eastern Shore 4-H
Camp. Forty two youth from 9 different counties including military 4-H youth
participated in the 3-day weekend residential camp. Somerset campers included: Gracie
Gandy, Mariana Day, and Rachel Howell. Somerset camp staff: Jennifer Howell, William
Gandy, Timothy Howell, and Trace Walterman. A big thank you to all 4-H educators,
staff and volunteers who contributed! Check out the Somerset County Extension 4-H
Facebook page to see pictures from camp!
4-H STEM Camp 17 youth from Wicomico and Somerset counties participated in the STEM event held on June
25th and 52 from Worcester on June 27th at UMES. Youth were able to do several engaging hands on activities
throughout the day to include constructing and launching balloons, engineering spaghetti towers for an
earthquake simulation, nano-technology, bread in a bag, and teambuilding.
Assateague State Park
NASA Wallops Flight Facility
4-H youth participated in a coastal ecology trip to
Assateague State Park in Berlin on July 2, 2014. Eleven
youth and adults were educated in the vast array of
aquatic species in a saltmarsh exploration class, were
able to test the waters in kayaks, and throw a line out
on the beach in a surf fishing exercise.
4-H youth blasted off to Wallops on July 18, 2014 for
an educational experience that covered scientific
balloons, rocket fabrication and testing, mission
control, and a tour of the launch pads and Navy
facilities on the Main Base and Island. Twenty-four
youth and adults took part in this tri-county event.
J.A.S.T. CAMP (Junior Academy of Science & Technology)
Thirty-six youth from Somerset and Wicomico counties participated in the week long day camp held at UMES.
Youth learned about GIS, water quality, and animal emergency management. They toured the Maritime Museum
in St. Michael’s and were able to spend ½ a day at the Hazel Outdoor Discovery Center. They developed, created,
and presented projects in relation to what they had learned during the week.
First Annual Somerset County 4-H Golf Tournament
The 1st Annual Somerset County 4-H Golf Tournament was held on September 6th,
2014 at Great Hope Golf Course. There was a great turnout for the event, despite
the hot playing temperatures, 14 teams came out and played in support of our
organization. It was a close tournament, with a team winning on a tiebreaker. One
lucky player even got a hole-in-one! It was a great time had by all that attended.
Next year’s tournament is scheduled for September 19th, 2015. Thank you for
your support, and we will see you next year!
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sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
CLUB CORNER NEWS
Many of our clubs were on break over the summer due to fairs, camps, and family
vacations. Please contact your club leader to find out about your next meeting.
The Diamondbacks Club will be meeting on Tuesday October 21st at 6:30pm at the
Somerset Extension Office.
CLUBS
See enclosed flyers for more information!
Knitting with 4-H (Club Interest Meeting)
Join this new 4-H Club! Do you want to wear cozy socks, stylish beanie hats, trendy scarfs, or
fashionable gloves? Come explore the world of yarn. Discover the colors, textures, and patterns
that come alive as you immerse yourself into your very own knitting project. Enter it in the fair!
Come on out to the Somerset Extension Office on Thursday October 9th at 6pm to find out more
about this new and exciting club. Bring a friend! Contact Amanda at 410-651-1350 for more
detailed information.
4-H Community Club (Interest Meeting)
Come be a part of 4-H in your community. Activities can include Outdoor Education, STEM,
Service Learning, and much more. It is your choice. Join us for an interest meeting on Monday
October 20th at 6pm. We will meet at the Somerset Extension Office. Come be a part of a club
that is run by you! Contact Amanda or John at 410-651-1350 if you are interested.
4-H Teen Club
Are you a 4-Her between 13-18 years old? Do you like helping others? Do you like having
fun? Do you like to make new friends? If you answered yes to all these questions, then we
are the prefect 4-H club for you! The Teen Club will focus on community service,
leadership, and citizenship. We will also plan 4-H field trips and special learning days. We
will hold a brief interest meeting during the Fall Family Fun Friday October 10th at 6pm at
the Somerset County Fairgrounds. Come to the event to find out more information. More
detailed information will be mailed to 4-H youth who are in this age range. Contact Nicole
or John at 410-651-1350 if you are interested.
Upcoming Somerset 4-H Workshops
Knot Tying & Rope Tricks
Can you tie a knot? Play with rope and learn loops, bends,
hitches, and more. Practice rope-to-rope knots and rope-to-object knots commonly used by
boaters, fisherman, climbers, search and rescue, and in other outdoor pursuits. Come prepared
to be a magician for a day and learn a few amazing tricks! The workshop will be held at the
Somerset Extension Office on Thursday November 6, 2014 from 6 to 8pm. Please see the flyer
to register for this even.
4-H Drop & Shop.
Parents do you need a day to yourself to shop for the holidays? Take
advantage of the 4-H Drop and Shop day on Saturday December 13 from 9am to 5pm. Drop
your child off with 4-H at the Somerset Extension Office for a day of holiday crafts, movies and
treats. Cost is $20 per youth. See attached flyer for more information.
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Somerset 4-H Fall Family Fun Night
Celebrate National 4-H Week with Somerset 4-H for a Fall Family Fun Night at the
Fairgrounds on Friday October 10, 2014! Enjoy a bonfire, food, and fellowship. This free
event begins at 6pm with entertainment beginning at 7pm. Somerset 4-H is providing hot
dogs, popcorn, and hot chocolate. Please bring a snack, a 2 liter drink to share, and one can
or dried food item to donate to area food banks.
Register by October 8th by calling the Somerset Extension Office at 410-651-1350. Bring a
friend and see you there!
Wicomico County 4-H Fair: October 11, 2014
Fair information and books can be downloaded from www.Wico4-HFair.org. Exhibitors:
Participants must be enrolled as a 4-H member in Dorchester, Somerset, Worcester, or
Wicomico County. Exhibitors must be between the ages of 8 -18 as of January 1, 2013. The
fair will be held at Wright’s Market in Mardela Springs. For more information contact the
Wicomico County Extension Office at 410-749-6141.
Annual Somerset 4-H Volunteer Meeting:
An informal meeting at the Somerset Extension Office on Wednesday November 5, 2014 at
6:00pm that will include updates on 4-H policies & procedures, volunteer forms, and
discussion about program planning for the upcoming 2014/2015 4-H year. Light
refreshments will be provided. Please call the Extension Office at 410-651-1350 by
October 29th to confirm your attendance.
North East Regional Volunteer & Teen Forum November 21-23, 2014
College Park, MD
Opportunity for 4-H volunteers, teen youth, Extension staff to present and or participate in
workshops. The event will be held at the Marriott Inn & Conference Center in College Park.
For more information please contact the Extension Office at 410-651-1350
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
4-H EXTENSION DATES TO REMEMBER:
Knitting Club Interest Meeting (Somerset Extension Office)
October 9th, 6-7pm
Fall Family Fun Night (Somerset Fairgrounds)
October 10th, 6pm
Teen Club Interest Meeting (Somerset Fairgrounds)
October 10th, 6pm
Wicomico County Fair (Wrights Market)
October 11th
Community Club Interest Meeting (Somerset Extension Office)
October 20th, 6-7pm
4-H Volunteer Meeting (Somerset Extension Office)
November 5th, 6pm
Knot Tying & Rope Tricks Workshop (Somerset Extension Office)
November 6th, 6-8pm
North East Regional Volunteer Forum (College Park)
November 20-23
Drop & Shop Workshop (Somerset Extension Office)
December 13th, 9-5
Visit us on the web at:
Like us on Facebook at:
http://extension.umd.edu/somersetcounty
https://www.facebook.com/pages/University -ofMaryland-Extension-Somerset-County-4-H
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
Can you tie a knot? Play with rope and learn loops, bends,
hitches, and more. Practice rope-to-rope knots and ropeto-object knots commonly used by boaters, fisherman,
climbers, search and rescue, on the farm, and more.
Come prepared to be a magician for a day and learn a few
amazing tricks!
Knot Tying & Rope Tricks 4-H Workshop
Thursday November 6, 2014 from 6-8pm at the Somerset Extension Office
This workshop is FREE! Please pre-register below:
Name:____________________________________________ Age:__________________
Address:_____________________________________________________________________________________
County:__________________________________ Club:____________________ ____________
Parent/Guardian Name:___________________________________________________
Cell Phone:_______________________________ Email:______________________________________________
Registration Deadline is October 31, 2014. Space is limited to the first 20 youth with paid registration. Contact
Amanda Chesser at 410-651-1350 for more information.
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
ornot
gender
identity
and expression.
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will
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anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,
religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.
Parents, do you need a day to yourself to shop for the holidays?
Take advantage of the 4-H Drop and Shop day on Saturday, December, 13.
9:00am-5:00pm
Space is limited to the first 25 youth with paid registration.
Cost is $20 per youth-cost includes lunch, snacks and all supplies.
What the day will include:
 Holiday crafts
 Games
 S.T.E.M Activities
 Pizza party
 Hot Chocolate
 Holiday movie
 Cookie making
 Fun with Ms. Amanda and Ms. Nicole 
Questions? Contact Nicole at 410-651-1350 or [email protected]
Return this form to address below
$20 Registration Fee (nonrefundable) due Monday, December 1st
Name___________________________________________________ Phone_______________
Address_____________________________________________ Cell phone_________________
County_____________________________ Club________________________ Age__________
Food Allergies__________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name______________________________________ email _______________
Emergency Contact_________________________________________ Phone_______________
Make Checks payable to: Somerset EAC
Mail to: UME Somerset County 4-H
30730 Park, Drive Princess Anne, MD 2153
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
Somerset County Office
30730 Park Drive
Princess Anne, MD 21853
University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation,
or gender identity and expression.
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