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Welcome to the 2021-2022 4-H Year.  Madison County 4-H has a rich history and the sky is the limit!  4-H TAKES FLIGHT, developing great STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills. Our upcoming activities will include designing a helicopter, learning about nutrition and even helping solve environmental issues.  Great hands-on experiences, such as these, help members gain knowledge and skills in public speaking, decision making and much more.

You may participate in some of these exciting opportunities by reading this newsletter! Program registrations  can be emailed or called into the 4-H office at 706-795-2281 for all events!  Madison Co. 4-H is all about great life-learning experiences.  4-H, as the largest youth organization in the nation, reaches students in 4th - 12th grades.  Let’s begin the 4-H FLIGHT straight to your bright future!

4H Takes Flight
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Holiday Schedule

Our office will be closed December 27, 2021-January 3, 2022 for Christmas Break.

Look What's Coming Up!

Upcoming Events for All Ages 

Fall Forum—Deadline to register is December 1st!

Fall Forum is right around the corner! Registration is $80/participant and includes Saturday lunch, dinner, lodging, and Sunday breakfast. This event is open to current 9th-12th grade 4-H members. Participants registered after the close of registration will be charged a $5 late fee. Drops after this day will incur a $30 cancellation fee!

Totally Green Bottle Contest—Dig through your home recycle bins now and start making some cute holiday snowmen, trees or even penguins out of your water or soda bottles! Clean it out with hot, soapy water then decorate it in a holiday theme. Extra points are given for creativity, use of recycled items, and theme. Put your decorated bottle(s) in a plastic bag for safety and label it with your name, school/grade, and club.

Your designs are due December 3rd. 5th graders can turn them in at your school’s main office and all others can turn theirs in at the 4-H Office.

We will announce the winner on Facebook so be on the lookout!

Project Achievement

Call the 4-H office to pick up a packet to help out with this process required for Junior/Senior District Project Achievement competitors. Remember to keep a detailed record of all events you have been involved in and ones you are using for project sharing! Final completed portfolio is due to be uploaded on Friday, December 10th. No late portfolios! Call the 4-H office for other important dates.

Be on the lookout for more information regarding Cloverleaf County Project Achievement! It will be held in February but plans have not been finalized. More details coming soon!

Christmas Celebration—December 14
Our Annual Madison County 4-H Juniors, Seniors, & Volunteers Christmas Celebration is on Tuesday, December 14, 2021! It will be held at the Traveler’s Museum in Comer and begins at 6:30pm.

Call the 4-H office to RSVP and give the number attending. Deadline to register is December 13th.

Bring your favorite Holiday Covered Dish and a 2-liter drink/tea.

4-H Christmas Caroling—December 17
Christmas Caroling and more at the Hampton House in Colbert from 2-4pm on December 17, 2021!

Call the 4-H office at 706-795-2281 by December 16th if you need transportation. Bring your holiday smiles and cheerfulness and be prepared to interact with the residents with singing and activities.

Good Luck!

Archery Team

We wish the best of luck to our Archery Team in their upcoming tournaments. They will participate in the Archery Tournaments at Walton County on December 4th and the Madison County Holiday Fundraiser Shoot on December 11th.

They will also participate in the State Indoor Tournament in Perry on January 22nd.

Counselor Selection

Alyssa Goldman, Clayton Adams and Parker Varnadoe will head to Rock Eagle for Counselor Selection Weekend on January 8-9, 2022. We are behind them all the way and wish them the best of luck! We will announce the results as soon as we hear anything.

Horse Quiz Bowl

Good luck to the Junior and Senior Horse Quiz Bowl Teams as they prepare for the upcoming Qualification Contest on January 29th!

Thank You!

Fruit Tree Sale Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who helped promote our Fruit Tree Sale Fundraiser! This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we were able to bring in over $1,100 in profit.

Pioneer Harvest Festival

Thank you to all who helped on the “cold” day on November 6th by having fun with the young and “younger” who wanted their faces painted. Alyssa Goldman, Elise Sparks, Sara Gross, Clayton Adams, Joseph Teague and Savannah McDaniel all did a fabulous job with the 4-H booth and working with FFA on the games provided. Thank you to Ms. Susan Goldman, Ms. Carole Knight, Ms. Deborah Wofford, Ms. Amanda Adams and Ms. Suzanne Beauvais for helping with this successful day!


Project S.A.F.E.

Congratulations to the Madison County Archery Team at the Jackson County Invitational for a job well done! Those who participated are...Senior Archers: Stephanie Martin, Haley Martin, Kacin Pruitt, Meredith Maddox; Junior Archers: Aaron Catterton-Murdock; Cloverleaf Archers: Claire Tucker, Keegan Owens, Mary Pruitt, Lila Owens; Cloverbud: Alexander Owens.

6th Grade DPA

Congratulations to the following who participated in the 6th Grade DPA on November 13th! Claire Tucker-1st place in Food Safety Preservation and Bailey Bennett-2nd place in Workforce Preparation & Career Development. A great big THANK YOU to Clayton Adams and Elise Sparks for serving as Teen Leaders and Alyssa Goldman for serving as a DPA judge for Northeast District.

Robotics Team

Congratulations to Clayton Adams, Michelle Perry, Joseph Teague, Joshua Blackmon, Jarrett Lasseter, Lilly Boerrigter, Brady Hersh, Liberty English, Kalani Posey, Jailee Dang, and Corbin Mankeuiez for representing the Madison County Robotics Club during competitions on November 2nd and 13th! We greatly appreciate our adult mentors/coaches: Suzanne Beauvais, Amanda Adams and Tom Williams along with Susan Goldman and Deborah Wofford.

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging

Congratulations to the Senior Team for winning 3rd at the Gainesville Contest on November 8th! Clayton Adams, Alyssa Goldman, Elise Sparks and Joseph Teague did a wonderful job!

Weekend in the Classic City

Congratulations to Clayton Adams, J.T. Painter, and Elise Sparks for participating in the Weekend in the Classic City event November 13 and 14! They took advantage of this opportunity to get a jump start on their college future and so much more!

Livestock Shows

SUPER proud of all the Lee children! They all did an amazing job at the North American International Livestock Exhibition in Louisville, KY! Among their accomplishments, Olivia earned Reserve Champion Showman of her showmanship division. Each of their goats placed 4th in their weight class. Congratulations to Mallory, Morris, Olivia, Everett, Laney, and Harper (from the stands).


Project SAFE

Project S.A.F.E.

We offer three Project SAFE team opportunities this year—Archery, BB, and Shotgun. Students will learn important safety rules and practice target shooting. These teams will hold orientations with more information/requirements. The BB team (4th-9th graders), the Shotgun team (7th-12th graders) and the Archery team (4th-12th graders) look forward sharing Project Shooting Awareness Fun Education. You can find more information on our Project S.A.F.E. web page.

Please make note...

Members of our BB, Archery, and Shotgun Teams need to follow their practice calendars as some teams may be meeting before school returns from break

In-School Club Reminders

4th-5th Grades

CLOVER POINTS...You should have received a pamphlet at your classroom meeting. This Cloverleaf Point Pamphlet explains the items we collect toward a reward trip at the end of March. Your leaders will go over this during your club meeting. Be sure to take it home for your parents to review and sign. Once it is signed by your parents and 4-H leaders, this becomes your record of points you earn. All points are due Wednesday, May 4, 2022. All drop offs for points need to be at the 4-H office or in the 4-H box at the front of your school.

What's Happening in Georgia 4-H...

Upcoming Events
Feb 4 - Feb 7 Southwest JR/SR Project Achievement Eatonton, GA - (58.0 miles) 4-H Event
Feb 11 - Feb 14 Southeast JR/SR Project Achievement Eatonton, GA - (58.0 miles) 4-H Event
Feb 12 - Feb 13 Cloverleaf Project Achievement for 4-6th graders - Newton County location Covington, GA - (53.0 miles) 4-H Project Achievement Event
Feb 12 - Feb 13 Cloverleaf District Project Achievement - Northwest Newton County, GA - (55.0 miles) 4-H DPA
Feb 19 - Feb 20 NE/NW Cloverleaf Project Achievement Eatonton, GA - (58.0 miles) 4-H Event