Town & Country Topics for May 5th with Kari Sponaugle

Hello! This is Kari Sponaugle your Bath and Highland 4H Youth Development Agent for this week’s Town and Country Topics.

May is yet another busy month for Bath and Highland 4H Programs. On May 3rd, Bath County 4H assisted promoting the 4H Paper Clover Campaign at the Covington Tractor Supply Store. The TSC Store in Covington is supported local 4H programs through their spring sale of $1 paper clovers at check out from April 22nd to May 3rd. If you stopped by the store between that time and purchased a clover or a baked good from either Bath or Alleghany 4H’ers, we thank you!

Junior 4H Camp regular registration ends today May 5th. Please get your registrations and $30 deposit to the extension offices by 5pm today. Late registrations are accepted, with full payment from May 6th to June 5th but are not eligible for scholarship applications. Scholarship applications are due back to each office by May 8th. We hope to see your son or daughter at camp this year, July 13-17 at Smith Mtn Lake at the WE Skelton 4H Educational Conference Center. It’s going to be a great week; our teens are training and getting excited about their plans for camp this year.

Also this month we’ll have the second meeting of the Highland-Bath 4H Horse Club at 7pm in Monterey at the Modular Room/Extension office. This location may change, so keep an eye out for an email or phone call. This is an exciting new club created for the Bath, Highland and surrounding area youth interested in 4H horse projects.

On May 28th we’ll have 4H Forestry Fun Day after school at Millboro Elementary in Bath County. Registrations are available from Millboro teachers for grades K through 6th. Millboro’s 7th grade citizenship club will be helping with the fun stations and as group leaders for the event. This is in partnership with Millboro Elementary, Mountain Soil and Water Conservation District, US Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension to teach forest safety and fun facts about nature. Register by May 15th for this fun and free after-school event from 3:30-6:30pm.

That’s all for now, this has been Kari Sponaugle, Bath and Highand 4H Agent for Town and Country Topics. Reach me anytime at my Highland office at 468-2225 or at the Bath office at 839-7261. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter too! My email is also Thanks and have a great day!

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