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Animal and livestock entries should be mailed to Lori Hanson by July 15. Any youth entering a livestock animal at the Fair MUST enter and participate in the appropriate showmanship contest. All 4-H (and FFA) animal entry forms must be signed by the member’s leader or advisor. Open Youth animal entry forms must be signed by a responsible adult. (Refer to:



We are asking each of the 4-H clubs to send photos and/or sample projects to be included on our 2017 “Join 4-H” fair display. Photos and sample projects can be brought into the WSU Extension office: Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. If you cannot bring them in and wish to make other arrangements, have digital copies, or have any questions please email Dixie Chichester at We will need all samples and photos as soon as possible, through July. Below is a list of photos we are hoping to display as well as any others that show the true spirit and fun of 4-H. We are hoping to show a much bigger picture of 4-H.

Arts and crafts: Photos of clubs and/or members creating any arts and crafts

Baking/Cooking: Photos of clubs and/or members baking or cooking

Crochet and leather Crafts: A sample project of each 

Know your government: photo of any that captures this club’s main idea

Pocket Pals: Would like a photo that shows kids all standing together with their pets 

(Please include what types of pets are in photo) or photos of individual members with their pets

Fair photos: Great photos from past fairs 

Any others that you want to send in would be great

Please take note not all photos or projects will necessarily be displayed. Also, be sure to have written consent to use photos in this context by everyone in photos. Thank you!



4-H Barn

4-H Leader Council is requesting that ALL Clubs create a collage of their past year for the 4-H Barn. Click here for the announcement: 4Hfaircollage


Still Time – Reach for the Stars Rocket Contest

There is still time to register kids in the 11th annual Reach for the Stars – National Rocket Competition. The deadline to enter has been extended to July 31, 2017.

The competition is a great way to excite kids around STEAM careers. Total cost per competitor is less than $25 and includes:

  • Registration in the national competition
  • A rocket kit to build and keep
  • Supplies for 2 launches
  • Full color Certificate of Achievement

Results from local competitions determine the 5 national winners who are then invited to celebrate and launch rockets at Space Camp/ US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama.

For more information visit


Ask Dr. Universe

Do you ever have questions about our world?  Dr. Wendy Sue Universe is the cool cat who investigates smart and sometimes tough questions that curious kids are asking her from all around the world. Click here to check it out: Dr-Universe


4-H Leader Council

Please join us for the next Leader Council meeting on Thursday, July 20.  The meeting will be held at the Extension Office at:  227 S Garden Ave., Newport WA.  It will begin at 6:30pm.  For the minutes from the June 15 meeting, please click here:  4H Leader Council Mtg Min – 06-15-17