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If you have questions about the information posted below, send an email to the Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at or call (830) 620-3440. View the web site:

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Clothing & Textiles Leader Training - Feb 12

Please plan to attend the Clothing and Textiles Leader Training on February 12th from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Leaders will meet in the kitchen meeting area. We will be setting the date and planning for our Comal County 4-H Fashion Show, introducing Duds to Dazzle and reviewing our county rules for the Fashion Show!

Mentors Needed at the Texas 4-H Center

The Texas 4-H Center is accepting applications for mentors to assist with camps for our military youth this summer. We are accepting mentor applications for the Young Hero's Camp scheduled for June 8-12 and Camp Corral which is scheduled for July 12-17.
The Young Hero's camp is designated for military youth whose parents serve in National Guard and Army Reserves. Youth for this camp range in ages 11-14 and their parents are currently active members of the military.
Camp Corral is a summer camp designated for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military families. The camp is a place where military kids, ages 8-15, are free to be kids. It's a week packed full of fun and discovery.
Youth interested in serving as mentors must be from 15-18 years of age. Mentors will reside in the dorms and participate in all camp activities. They will shadow Texas 4-H Center counselors and be available to assist in whatever capacity is needed.

This is a great leadership opportunity and will help the children of our military have a fun filled camp experience. Registration for each mentor selected will cost $35. To apply for a 4-H Camp Mentor position, please fill out the attached application and submit two reference forms. For more information on the 4-H Military Camp Mentor positions please email Mark Carroll at  Applications will be accepted until March 15th.

Virtual 4-H Science Challenge Club

Do you LOVE science and want to experience it in a new way? Then you need to plan to join Texas 4-H as we welcome a new educational partner to Texas.  On February 14, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm, the Hill Country Science Mill will celebrate their grand opening in Johnson City. This awesome hands-on experience will allow youth (and adults) to engage in a variety of science, engineering, and technology themed exhibits.
Texas 4-H is proud to be partnering with the Hill Country Science Mill to host a virtual "Science Sleuth Challenge" for youth who have visited the Mill and then log on to the their website after returning home.  This "first of its kind" virtual 4-H Science Club allows youth from Texas, the United States, and even the world to participate in a variety of on-line science challenges where you can win virtual badges and possible invitations to present your challenge results at the Mill or other 4-H events. To participate in the 4-H Science Challenge you must have visited the Science Mill, so get your 4-H Club to plan a field trip in the Spring or this Summer - IT WILL BE AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!
Additionally, look forward to future announcements for science based camps and workshops being held at the Hill Country Science Mill.  As a collaborator with the Hill County Science Mill we want as many 4-H members to take advantage of the unique and creative science workshops. 

Texas 4-H Recipe Rally

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce plans for the 2015 4-H Recipe Rally. Information is below and on the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Webpage.

In the 4-H Recipe Rally, 4-H members are challenged with selecting, creating and/or altering a recipe and submitting a video of them demonstrating the preparation of the recipe. To participate, youth will submit their video entry online for a chance to be selected as a presenter at the Dinner Tonight with Texas 4-H Cooking School, held at the 2015 Texas 4-H Roundup. Recipes should be a healthy main dish that ties to the theme “Bringing Texas to the Table.” This is a change from previous years, so please read the overview and guidelines carefully. (You can click on the flyer to make it full-size!)

Halie's Snuggles for Charity

We are asking you to donate a little of your time and leftover scraps of yarn or fabric to make Suggles for Halie’s local animal shelter (Canyon Lake Animal Shelter). Crochet, knit, quilt or sew cloth blankets in the following guideline sizes:

-          14” x 14” for cats and small animals

-          24” x 24” for cats and small to medium dogs

-          36” x 36” for medium to large dogs

Snuggles can be knit, no-sew, crochet or machine-done. When filling Snuggles, you must take care that the Snuggles are not easily opened. You can use layers of material, such as flannel or terry cloth for filling. You can only use polyester or batting if you double stitch the hems and stitch over the Snuggle with a cross hatch or other pattern – this will hold the Snuggle together.

Please bring completed Snuggles to the Extension office or to Close to Home meetings. If you need more help or pickup, please call Halie Stidhem at 830-885-7044 or email