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4-H Youth Development

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Holiday Card Contest

Attention 4-H'ers! Design a December holiday card for the Georgia 4-H Foundation, which will be sent to 4-H supporters at the end of the year. Top prize is $50!

Holiday Card Contest Rules
1. All entries must be the student's original drawing on an 8.5 x 5.5 inch (or 5.5 x 8.5 inch) sheet of white, unlined paper.
2. All entries should somehow include 4-H in the theme for the message or design. Also, please try to use a universal "holiday" theme.
3. All entries must be colorful, so they can be reproduced on the holiday card.
4. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form filled out by the 4-H'er and signed by the county 4- H agent.
5. All 4-H members (5th-2th grades) are eligible to participate.

This completed Holiday Contest Form MUST be attached to the back of each entry.

Join the Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Team  

This team is open to all 4th through 12th graders. Learn how to judge items and give reasons. It’s FUN too!      

Coaches: Adrianne Cox & Carol Love. Members compete with a 30 second cotton commercial and poster visual. This year the items to judge are: Fast Food, Neckties, Gift Cards, and Sunglasses.

4th-6th grades - Practices are on Tuesdays at Creekside from 3:15-5:00pm in Dr. McCann’s room. Practice Dates are September 18, 25 & October 02, 09, 16, 23, 30.

7th-12th grades - Practices are on Wednesdays after school at the 4-H Office in the Clubhouse. Practice dates are September 26 October 03, 17, 24.

Georgia National Fair Contests

The Georgia National Fair will be held Oct 4-14 at the fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. 4-H’ers have the  opportunity to enter exhibits and contests. see the Georgia National Fair Booklet for detailed information. Receive 4 Clover Cash for entering!

Exhibits the 4-H Staff will deliver to the fair:

  • 4-H Computer Graphic Design Contest
  • Decorated Agricultural Products Design
  • 4-H Mini-Booth Exhibit
  • 4-H Recycling
  • 4-H Terrarium/Dish Garden Exhibit

The following contests will take place at the fairgrounds on specific days:

  • Family Scarecrow Contest
  • 4-H Promotional Media Contest
  • 4-H Public Speaking Contest
  • 4-H Cotton Boll Speech Contest
  • 4-H Variety Show
  • 4-H Family Pumpkin Decorating

Food Contests at the Fair:

  • 4-H Wild Game Dish
  • 4-H Healthy Commodity-Pecans
  • 4-H Cloverleaf Peanut Contest
  • 4-H Homemade Ice Cream Contest
  • 4-H Pizza Contest
  • 4-H Omelets

Win ribbons and prize money! See the entry form for information and rules. Entry form due by Friday, Sept. 14, to 4-H Office or 4-H box at school. Exhibit entries are due to 4-H Office by Monday, Sept. 24.

Want to Become a 4-H Class Officer at Creekside?

4-H Clubs have officers who run the meetings. YOU can be selected as an officer. Each 4-H Club will have a set of officers.

Fill out the Parent Approval Form to be a 4-H Class Officer. This is for the In-School Program at Creekside School.  

The offices are President, Vice President, Secretary & Community Service Leader. Each officer will be required to attend 4-H Officer Leadership Training. It will be before school from 7:45-8:15 AM in the Art Room at Creekside.
5th grade officers on Wednesday, October 10th
6th grade officers on Thursday, October 11th

4-H will provide breakfast for the officers.

C-4 Science Club

Harris County 4-H is excited to offer a Science Club that we are calling “C-4 Club” for Creekside students. We will have our first meeting on Monday, September 10. Additional club dates are listed on the flyer/permission form. We are ready to explode into the school year with after school fun activities to engage students in creative learning. Membership fee will be $20. This will cover activity costs, snacks and a t-shirt. The 4-H program will use fundraisers and donations to cover additional costs. Pay in cash or check payable to “Harris County Extension/4-H”.
All meetings will be after school at Creekside until 4:30 pm. Pick up will be from the bus ramp.
• C-4 Club membership will be limited to 30 students at this time.
• Please fill out the 4-H Medical Form and Code of Conduct on the student.
• Turn in the flyer/permission form and $20 fee.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adrianne Cox, Harris County Extension Agent, at 706-628-4824 or You may sign up for Remind messages by texting to: 81010 message: @4hc4club


What is 4-H?

4-H is a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. 4-H's mission is to assist youth in becoming self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society through "hands on" learning experiences.  

Who Can Join 4-H?

Any youth residing in or attending school in Georgia in 4th - 12th grades may enroll in Georgia 4-H. In Harris County all students in the 5th & 6th grades at Creekside School meet once a month in the classrooms for Cloverleaf Club meetings. At Harris County Carver Middle School and Harris County High School the students have an option at the beginning of each school year to join the 4-H Club. They meet once a month during club day at the school. Harris County 4-H offers a Home School Club that meets once month at our office during the school year. Call for more information at (706) 628-4824. For more eligibility details read the brochure.


All 4-H'ers must fill out the below forms for all 4-H activities.

Georgia 4-H

4-H is the youth development program of the University of Georgia and the county combined. We want your child to learn the skills to do their best. That is what 4-H is about, “TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER” and “LEARN BY DOING”.

Support Harris County 4-H

How is Harris County 4-H funded?

Harris County 4-H is possible through contributions from businesses, organizations, individuals and fundraising events. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Interested in sponsoring 4-H or helping with an event? Contact Adrianne Cox at (706) 628-4824 or

Our 4-H activities are helped made possible by donors like you. You can make a donation to Harris County 4-H to help pay for camp, DPA, and other activities. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (706) 628-4824.


For more information about Harris County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Adrianne Cox at or call (706) 628-4824.