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Well, the 4-H year is coming to a close. We will have our annual club picnic at Fairgrounds Park on September 10 at 6:00 p.m. The club will furnish the main dish, drinks, and paper products. Please bring a side and/or a dessert for at least 10 people to share. Remember, there is road construction on Railroad Avenue so come into the park from First Street.
Archery Fun Shoot
Tomorrow, September 1, is the Archery Fun Shoot. We will be having fun! Anita and Cindy are handling the details. We hope you can join us at McKee Building. You DO NOT have to be enrolled in the Archery discipline to join us. Any 4-H member can come and try to shoot, but you must be accompanied by an adult and waivers must be signed. It is from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. with lunch somewhere around 12:00 in the McKee Building. Please RSVP via this SignUpGenius.
Pick Up State Fair Projects
Next Wednesday, September 5, all projects that went to state fair MUST be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. from the Exhibit Hall of the McKee Building.
Livestock Record Books
Livestock record books are due on September 14. This includes dog and cat. Be sure to complete separate record books for each species (not required but a best practice). Market and Breeding can be in the same book. Also be sure to label the species on the outside of the book for easy sorting to go to the appropriate judge. Cindy will review books and sign off on them at the picnic, or you can bring them to her office before September 14 and she will take them to Fort Collins.
Ag Day Truck Raffle
Save the date of September 22 from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. to sell truck raffle tickets at the CSU Ag Day game. This is also the date the winner will be selected. Cindy is still waiting to hear from CSU that we will be allowed to sell. She’ll let everyone know as soon as she hears. Our club appears to be down about 200 tickets compared to last year, so maybe try to sell some to friends.
Good luck to all of the livestock exhibitors at the Colorado State Fair.
You can watch online courtesy of Brian Allmer - BARN media: https://livestream.com/BarnMedia/2018CSF
Junior Livestock Show & Webcast Schedule
THURSDAY, August 23
Market HOG Showmanship (LP) @ 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, August 24
Market HOG SHOW (Grand Drive ½ hour after show) @ 8:00 a.m.
Market LAMB Showmanship (LP) ½ hour after Hog Grand Drive
CFB's Governor’s Beef Show follows Lamb Showmanship
SATURDAY, August 25
Market LAMB Show (LP) (Grand Drive ½ hour after show) @ 8:00 a.m.
Market GOAT Showmanship (LP) ½ hour after Lamb Grand Drive Market BEEF Showmanship (LP) ½ hour after Goat Showmanship.
SUNDAY, August 26
Market BEEF Show (LP) (Grand Drive follows Goat Drive) @ 9:00 a.m.
Market GOAT Show (LP) (Grand Drive ½ hour show) @ 1:00 p.m. Livestock Judging Awards @ 5:00 p.m.
MONDAY, August 27
FFA Heifer Wrangle Show (LP) @ 9:00 a.m.
Jr. Breeding Heifer Show (LP) @ 10:00 a.m.
Supreme Jr. Breeding Heifer Selection @ 6:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, August 28
Open Breeding Cattle Bull Shows @ 9:00 a.m.
Supreme Champion Bull following show @ 11:00 a.m.
CO Touchstone Energy Cooperative Jr. Livestock Sale (EC) @ 3:30 p.m.
The Cat Show took place at the McKee Building yesterday. We had 4-H members and Cloverbuds taking part with their cats, real and imaginary.
Josh Ryan won’t be doing his rabbit project this year and he has a pedigreed male Holland Lop, two hutches, and some miscellaneous rabbit stuff for sale. If you’re interested, please contact Josh’s dad, Rob, at 970-227-9519.
Please be sure to bring your carnival ticket stubs, in numerical order, to Cindy at Construction Supply House before Friday, February 23. We also still need items for the two carnival baskets with the following themes: Arts/Crafts and Camping/Hunting.
Don’t forget to sign up for a time to help at the 4-H Carnival on March 3. Go to the Signups page and choose a slot.
We need more people to volunteer to help with the antique show this weekend, February 22–24. Click this link to sign up and help with this event, which will benefit Shooting Sports.
Archery orientation is on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. Please arrive to check in at 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20 is also Beef Weigh Day beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Those enrolled in livestock projects, MQA is coming up on Saturday, February 24. If you are new to livestock you are required to take MQA to show at the county fair. Remember, if you turned 14 in 2017, you must take the MQA again. We encourage all of you in livestock to attend the workshops. You can always learn something new. Please check your email and also the Clover Connections newsletter for February for all of the details.
The High Country Handiworkers 4-H club was chartered in 1980 and is located in Larimer County, Colorado.
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