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Sherwood 4-H December Service Project

Sherwood 4-H Club's December Service Project: Members collected gifts and money for gifts for St. Jude's Ranch for Children. Pictured is Holli Cox of St. Jude's

District 10 4-H Food Challenge

Comal County 4-H was represented by 6 teams at the District 10 Food Challenge on December 13th at Texas State University in San Marcos. Here are their results:

Junior Breads & Cereals
Sherwood Chefs: Sage Carter, Presley Cofield, Abby Permenter, Julia Smith – 1st place

Junior Fruits & Vegetables
The Noodle Ninjas: Sydney Baker, Hannah Polston, Cali Reynolds, Lauren Williams, Kyli Wing – 1st place

Intermediate Breads & Cereals
Nutrition Avengers: Cheyenne Barrett, Reagan Hoffmann, Helena MacCrossan – 2nd place

Intermediate Fruits & Vegetables
Pink Avocados: Kenzy Hoffmann, Maya Langendorf, Abby Neill, Sarah Syamken, Presley Wirebaugh – 1st place

Senior Fruits & Vegetables
Controlled Chaos: Zoe Lovelady, Bridget Martin, Kimberly Phelan, Kaitlyn Smith – 2nd place

Senior Nutritious Snacks
Charlie’s Angels: Antonia MacCrossan, Emily Noland, Shelby Steinbach, Dalton Winter – 2nd place

District 10 4-H Food Show Results

Congratulations to Comal County 4-H’ers who competed in the District 4-H Food Show which was held on Saturday, December 13th at Texas State University in San Marcos. The results follow:

Junior Fruits & Vegetables
Peyton Wirebaugh – 4th place

Junior Protein
Wyatt Edwards – 5th place

Intermediate Dairy
Kenzy Hoffmann – 3rd place

Intermediate Fruits & Vegetables
Presley Wirebaugh – 1st place

Intermediate Grains
Helena MacCrossan – 3rd place

Intermediate Protein
Kylee Edwards – 4th place

Senior Dairy
Kaitlyn Smith – 5th place

Senior Fruits & Vegetables
Zoe Lovelady – 2nd place

Senior Grains
Kimberly Phelan – 2nd place

Senior Protein
Shelby Steinbach – 2nd place

Comal County Jr Livestock Show Schedule

Rabbit Club - December Meeting

The Rabbit Club met on December 16th with 28 present. Mrs. Dunckel presented the program on baby bunnies and showmanship. We're supposed to clean nest boxes before putting them in. Check on babies every day. Make sure there is water at all times. Weigh rabbits weekly after they are five weeks old. When weaning babies move the moms. Wean at about 8 weeks old. Everyone was reminded that our community service project is Two Hands Two Cans.

Our next meeting is January 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office. We will discuss showmanship.

Submitted by: Reagan Hoffmann

CCLS and Saddle Slappers Go Caroling!

CCLS and Saddle Slappers 4-H Clubs went caroling at Kirkwood Manor on Monday, December 15th. They handed out Christmas cards and candy to the residents and walked the halls for those who couldn't get out of bed. A good time was had by all!

Comal County Youth Homemaking & Art Fair!

The new rules are out for the 2015 Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair!

Entry forms (1 per item) and payment ($5 per item) are due to Debbie Koepp OR the Extension office in a sealed envelope by 4:30 p.m. on January 9, 2015.

Information is also included on the Youth Homemaking & Art Fair Scholarship.

Click here for the new rules and entry form (last page of rules).

We have a box at the Extension office ready to take your entries! Don't wait until the last minute!

Homegrown 4-H Club's December Meeting

Homegrown 4-H Club met December 11th with 16 people present (12 members and 4 parents/adults). Our program was on the Junior Master Gardening project, presented by Mrs. Stetter. Jordanne Stetter opened the meeting. Ben Tannert did the U.S. pledge and Nathanael Hall did the 4-H motto and pledge. Camryn Stetter did roll call. We then did our Ice Breaker. Then we moved on to reports. After project we adjourned.

Community Service project: Make blankets for donating in January.

Our next meeting will be January 8, 2015 at 2:30 at the Extension Meeting Room. We will be making blankets.

Submitted by Jacey Hall


Vet Science Tours NB Smokehouse

The Vet Science 4-H Club went on a tour of New Braunfels Smokehouse's meat processing plant.

Gruene Kountry - November meeting

The November meeting for the Gruene Kountry 4-H group was on the 9th.  The meeting was called to order at 3pm with 31 people present, followed by the motto and pledge.  The officers and leaders talked about fun up coming events and whats to come in the future.  For our program, members who have participated in the Youth Home Making and Art Fair gave presentations, consisting of the rules for the category presented and motivation to get involved.  After the program the kids played a game to get to know each other by answering fun questions while tossing around a beach ball.  When the game was over we ended the meeting with prayer and refreshments.

- Jerry Wilson, Reporter
  Gruene Kountry

Three Attend National 4-H Congress

Kimberly Phelan, Payton Miner, and Rachel Fuqua (pictured) represented Comal County and Texas at National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia from November 27th through December 2nd.  National Congress is considered the flagship event for the 4-H program in America.  During the week the girls had the opportunity to meet nearly 1000 other 4-H'ers from across the U.S. and its territories.  They participated in educational workshops, heard motivational speakers, performed community service across Atlanta, toured the city, and had cultural experiences. Payton had the rare opportunity to sing before the entire delegation at an assembly.  Attending National Congress is a high honor and over the last 30 years only 6 other youth have represented Comal County, to include Kimberly’s and Rachel's mothers back in the mid-1980's.  Selection to participate in National Congress is through an application process based on a young person’s 4-H achievements.