Thursday, November 17, 2011

Congratulations to 4-H Cook-Off Winners

On November 5, the Pinellas County Extension Office was filled with the delightful aroma of 20 plus apple and pecan dished prepared by 4-H members and volunteers. Awards were given to the highest scoring adult and youth as well as top winners in each category. Ribbons were awarded to all competitors. The winners are:

Top Adult
Heather Schoeppner – Caramel Pecan Crusted Apple Bake
Top Youth
Emily Vines – Fudge Brownies with Pecans
Category Winners
Youth Apple – Rebekah Briggs - Hare Raisin Homesteaders
Adult Apple – Cindy Peacock – Booker Creek Explorers
Youth Pecan -Amoni Green – JD Cooking Club
Adult Pecan- Heather Schoeppner –Hare Raisin Homesteaders
Family Pecan – Fahy Family – Ochs Garden

The recipes from all the entries will be available soon via e-mail and the 4-H web site.
The cook-off was part of the 4-H Open House and is open to the public as well as 4-H families.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

4-H Open House This Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

This Saturday, November 5, is the 4-H Open House. The weather should be perfect for this annual event at the Pinellas County Extension Office. The purpose of this event is to highlight the achievements and opportunities of the local 4-H program.
Throughout the day four 4-H members will teach participants icebreakers, the difference between a visual aid and an exhibit, and how to use powerpoint in a presentation. The animal sciences will be represented in person by dairy goats and poultry courtesy of Conservatives 4-H and 4-H2O. The Hare Raisin' Homesteaders will also have information on horses and rabbits. Average Joe's 4-H will focus on technology in 4-H projects.
Along with the club exhibits led by 4-H members and leaders, partners and supporters of 4-H will also be there. The Pinellas County 4-H Foundation will be selling all the varieties of pecans at $10 a bag. The chocolate covered and glazed pecans make great gifts for the holidays. The Pinellas County Farm Bureau will have fun educational materials and information on the benefits of belonging to the Farm Bureau.
At approximately 1:00 p.m. the awards will be announced for the Apple/Pecan Cook-Off. After that, Open House attendees may sample the delicious entries. You don't want to miss this!
The final activity of the Open House is the launching of the "Rockets Away" rockets. Rocketeers bringing an empty 2-liter bottle will create a rocket and then take part in the air powered launching.
Come by the 4-H Open House and experience a little bit of everything the 4-H program has to offer.
The Pinellas County Extension Office is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.