by Pamela Redwine
Our first 4-H Awards program for the Family and Consumer Science 4-H clubs was held Thursday, Nov. 14, during our regular November meeting. Each member who attended meetings as well as the volunteers were recognized. Youth were also recognized for their participation in different activities.
Best Attendance in Clover Buds Meetings- this was a three-way tie: Abby Redwine, Gracie Summers and Meg Daves (They attended 9 of 10 meetings).
Best Attendance in Yalobusha Buddies (aka: Older Club) – This was also a three-way tie: Darla Lim, Diane Lim and Sarah Beth Dickerson (They attended 6 of 9 meetings)
Completion of Sewing 101 Training: Breeze Hughes, Anna Reeves, Victoria Taylor, Abbigayle Taylor and Gracie Summers.
Outstanding Partici-pants of the Year: Abby Redwine, Gracie Summers and Deanna Quarles (These youth came to meetings. They also completed the most meeting follow up activities as well as the extra activities that we participated in throughout the year.)
A special thanks to all the youth for making 4-H a priority and for the parents who take the time to bring their children to the meetings and volunteer their time and talents.
Mark your Calendars
Thursday, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. – Sun Catcher Work Day
Saturday, Dec. 7 – 1 p.m. – Water Valley Christmas Parade (walking unit)
Saturday, Dec. 14th – 2 p.m. – Coffeeville Christmas Parade (walking unit)
Thursday, Dec. 12th – 4 p.m. – Christmas Nursing Home Visit (Christmas Carols and hand out sun catchers). This will be in place of our December meeting.
Family & Consumer Science Programs
Due to Thanksgiving holidays the Healthy You Exercise Class will not meet on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 29.
Crochet Class – We had a great crowd last Thursday at our crochet class. Thanks to our Oakland and Grenada ladies for joining us! The Crochet Class will meet again this Thursday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office in Coffeeville. This is a free program and is led by volunteer Karol Jarmon. Bring a crochet hook and some yarn and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and learn a new craft
Food for Families Food Drive: The food is really starting to come in….if you haven’t donated, it is not too late. Please consider helping us collect food for needy families this holiday season. The Yalobusha Extension Service, the Yalobusha MHV and WTVA are sponsoring the Food for Families Food Drive.
The Food Drive is going on now thru Dec. 5. You can drop off your non-perishable food items in Coffeeville at Renasant Bank, The Drug Store, Coffeeville Public Library, Occasions and Petals or the Extension Service; in Water Valley at Larson’s Piggly Wiggly, The Other Place, Blackmur Library and Freds. All food collected will benefit people in our area.
Coke Tabs – The MHV is continuing to collect coke tabs that will be sent to the Ronald McDonald House. If you collect coke tabs, please consider donating them to the MHV. You can bring them to the Extension Office.