October 2-8 , 1 983
Support Your Local 4-H Club And Volunteer Leaders
? . Each year, the first week in October is proclaimed Na
tional 4-H Week. During this week, 4-Hers, leaders and 4-H
. -supporters are saluted for their many hours spent at mak
?ing 4-H activities successful and visible.
.? This week is also a good time to reflect back over the
past year's activities.
Over the past months, 4-Hers and other youth have par
- ticipated in a "Summer Adventure Program" which was
- oo-sponsored by the county's library, extension office and
> "recreation department.
They were involved in adventures ranging from cooking
to basketmaking and birdhouses to snakes. Classes and
seminars were taught by many dedicated volunteers who
had an interest in youth.
4-H demonstrations have also stirred interest with local
4-Hers. During the past year, approximately 20 youths
were involved in demonstrations. Of that number, ten have
been district winners and one has been a runner-up at State
4-H Congress in the crafts demonstration.
In addition to annual 4-H demonstration workshops, one
big event that helped stir interest was the 1982 District Ac
tivity Day held in Perquimans County.
Young people and adults got first hand experience of
how well our youth can perform when encouraged.
Another outstanding phase has been youth participation
in The Albemarle Livestock Show. In 1983 Perquimans had
the largest number of participants (53) in this show.
Honors they received included Reserve Grand Cham
pion Steer, Grand Champion Steer, Grand Champion Pen
)f Three Hogs, 2nd Sr. Showmanship Steer and 3rd Jr
Showmanship Lambs and Hogs.
Other 4-H livestock activities include the 1983 District
Horse Show, hosted by our county horse club; Livestock
Judging, Fitting and Showmanship Demonstration Day
and the N.E.NC. Heifer Show.
Numerous workshops ? macrame, cooking, stenciling
and cross stitch ? have been provided for youth. One
result has been three youth who sell their crafts in the an
nual Albemarle Craftsman Fair. They have excelled in a
craft as well as making a profit from their hardwork.
Other 4-H related activities include monthly club pro
grams which are often conducted by local resource people,
4-H camp, congress and district retreats.
Although 4-H in Perquimans has grown, we know the
backbone of any 4-H program is its deidcated volunteer
leaders. We Salute You!
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This page is made possible by the
support of the following
Hertford Supply Company
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C.D. White ft Son
Twine Tile ft Carpet/Jimmys BarB.Q.
Fanners Feed ft Seed
The Perquimans Weekly
"The Perquimans County 4-H Clubs thank all the sponsors
tor their continued support of 4-H events and activities."
NATIONAL 4-H WEEK OCTOBER 2-a