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Home Happenings: Cultural Arts Exhibit set to open

Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

06-19-14 Home Happenings - Art ExhibitIt’s time for everyone to pull out their favorite recipe to bake, gather all their sewing items and pick out their most prize-winning canned good for the 2014 Annual Cultural Arts Exhibit. There are two different days that your items may be entered.

They may be dropped off at the Moore County Public Library on Wednesday, June 25 between 4 and 6 p.m. or Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. until noon. Judging will begin at noon. There are over 50 different categories in which you may enter an item.

This year 4-Her’s will be judged separately from the adults. You may come by my office to pick up a list of the different categories and rules for the exhibit. Anyone who is from Moore County, a Moore County fce member or Moore County 4-H member may enter any category.

If you have any question, call my office at (931) 759-7163.

4-H camps

We just returned from our annual 4-H County Weekend Camp. At County Weekend Camp there were more than 150 in attendance in both 4-Her’s and adults. Since I have been doing 4-H, this is the most we have had to attend.

The rain didn’t stop us from having a great time at Camp Woodlee. The adult volunteers who attended weekend camp were wonderful. Without their help, weekend camp couldn’t be as successful as it is. We had a special ceremony with a bond fire on Saturday night.

The old Honor Club members and agents initiated 18 new members for the 4-H Honor Club. They received a certificate and an Honor Club pin at the ceremony. Our Honor Club members are involved in many community service projects throughout the year.

We also had the retirement of an American Flag. Each person in attendance had a part in this retirement. This was our 58th year to attend Camp Woodlee for our County Camp. Many of you adults have lifetime memories of this camp and are able to share these memories with your children and grandchildren. We are looking forward to another great camp next year at Camp Woodlee.

Jr. 4-H Camp took place in Crossville at a POW Camp. This year we had campers coming out of our ears — which was a good thing! There were more than 570 from Middle and East Tennessee with 15 of them from Moore County. We all had a great time making friends, crafts, swimming and most of all eating great food.

There are other camps that Moore County 4-Her’s will be attending throughout the summer, like Line & Design Camp, Electric Camp, Adventure Camp and Target Smart Camp.

Canning

Everyone should have their gardens out by now. You may be thinking, “What am I going to do with all those fruits and vegetables this year?”

Think about canning or freezing those fresh fruits and vegetables this year so you can enjoy them all year round. If you have any questions or concerns about canning or freezing, please stop by or call my office for the answer. You may reach me at (931) 759-7163.

—By BRENDA HANNAH, UT Extension Agent

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