Thursday, November 4, 2010

Livestock Show Entry Deadline Approaching!!

Just a reminder that entries for the 2011 Livestock Show are due NOVEMBER 13. You may download the forms off the webpage (click here), fill out and print. All entry forms must be postmarked by November 13.

You can also bring your entry forms to the club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9th OR you can take them by the County Extension office before Friday, Nov. 12. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will assist you as best we can.

Candle Fundraiser

Our Show Queen Contestant has set up a fundraiser as she announced at the last club meeting. Emails have gone out, but it had not been posted to the blog. Here it is!!

Pick up your Candle Fundraiser order form from Nikki Penn at the Farm Bureau office. Sell Sell Sell this weekend and bring the forms back to the meeting on Tuesday. Orders will be placed for delivery before Christmas! Take care of your Christmas gift list right here...

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nikki.

Calling All Photographers!!

The holidays are approaching quickly. :-) This is a wonderful time to practice getting pictures of friends and family (people) and all of that wonderful food. Yes, there IS a food category this year! :-)

Check out the Photography Blog for details... (click here)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

YES! Camp Deadline...

Posted to both County 4-H Blog & Yes Camp Blog!!!

YES! Camp 2010 will be held on November 12 & 13, 2010 at the Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, Palestine select the link below for the itinerary. Deadline to Register is Wednesday October 21th, 2010. Please bring your check (payable to: Cherokee 4-H Council) to the Extension Office by 5 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Willie Arnwine @ or by phone (903) 683-5416 . If you turned in your registration fee at the Footbridge meeting you are registered!

Advertised Flier:

Also, you will have to complete the Medical Treatment Authorization form and bring one copy to the Extension Office with your payment and another copy with you to the camp for registration. Link to form below:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Join us on the SCARECROW TRAIL

The officers were hard at work last weekend putting together a 4H Scarecrow Family to represent Footbridge 4H along the Scarecrow Trail in Jacksonville. They will be setting up the family this week.

Please JOIN US to walk the trail! Footbridge will meet at the Jacksonville Arboretum parking lot at 10:30a on Saturday, October 16. Admission is one canned good.

This will be a fun time to get together and is a community service project for our club as well. Please wear your Footbridge shirt if you have one and we'll take a picture with our Scarecrow Family!

Arboretum is located on the Loop in Jacksonville. From Rusk, take 69 to Jacksonville. Turn right on the Loop. Tx Forestry Service building is on right (before funeral home). Arboretum is behind Forestry Bldg.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Invitation to Cherokee Co 4H Play Day

Reposted from Cherokee County 4H Page:

Please come and enjoy a good time on us. This year the Cherokee County 4-H PALS voted to do things a little different. Instead of an ice-cream dinner for the county awards program, they opted for a family play day, dinner and possibly a dance. Please click here for detailed flier.

If you are planning on attending please RSVP to by 5PM on Friday, October 1st. The meal will be provided free of charge to all those who RSVP by this date. All others will be charged $2.00 per plate. Upon your RSVP you will receive tickets via email to print and bring with you to the dinner.

Meal to be prepared by ALLSTAR B-B-Q in Rusk. I hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What can you do in ONE DAY?

October 9 is OneDay 4-H. What can you do in your community on One Day with 4-H? The possibilities are endless. In fact, we have two groups forming as we speak.

Bridging for Animals - group of Footbridge 4H members pursuing a day of help at the animal shelter

Bridging the Pages - group of Footbridge 4H members looking to spend the morning reading to and visiting with seniors. Considering turning this into a monthly project and/or working with new senior recreation center in Rusk

One Day 4-H is a day of nation-wide community service by 4-H members. This day of community service is whatever each 4-H member, club, or county program wants it to be. It could be as simple as picking up trash and mowing the lawn for someone to elaborate as hosting a 5K Walk/Run and raising money for a cause. It is whatever you want it to be.

If you would like to join one of these groups OR create your own service project to do on October 8, please let us know. Registration is online and due by October 1.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And we're off!!

We're off to a running start. Wonderful to fill the room with 33 kids - both returning and new - with an interest in 4H. For those who were there, PLEASE contact us with questions as there was a lot of information covered tonight. For those interested, please enroll (link on the right) and contact us for information.

Links, fliers and dates will be posted soon!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gearing up for Footbridge!!

The school year has started and Footbridge 4H is gearing up to begin our new year! Online registration is underway. If you have been a member in the past, you just have to renew your membership. New members should enroll so you will be on our roster. (see link on right to join/renew)

Our first meeting will be TUESDAY, September 14 in the youth meeting room at FBC-Rusk (park and go in at back of building). Come and see what 4H is all about and help us kick off the new year. Also available at this first meeting will be the Cherokee County Livestock Show information.

Stay tuned for announcements as calendars are being set and new events are popping up every day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Food Challenge WINNERS!

Congrats to the Cherokee County teams that participated in the Food Challenge on Saturday. The Senior team will be going to State Competition for their 3rd place showing. Our Mixed teams also did a wonderful job - Team 1 placed 2nd and Team 2 placed 5th!!

Congratulate these Footbridge members when you see them for their incredible job on this new competition. The teams were made of members from other clubs - these are the Footbridge participants.

Senior Team - Amanda

Mixed #1 - Tommy, Katy, Emily

Mixed #2 - Kaylie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pick up CHICKS on February 11

If you will be showing poultry at the livestock show you had better not miss the pickup! Please see the chick pick up schedule HERE

Footbridge Club Meeting February 11

Mark your calendars for the next Footbridge club meeting - February 11 at 6:30p at the Cherokee County Federal Credit Union meeting room. We will have information to share about the livestock show, entry deadlines, competition results and upcoming fundraisers. We look forward to seeing you there!