4-H News by Nicole Marrero, UT Extension Agent

Overton County 4-H held its annual Public Speaking Contest at Vol State Community College Wednesday, Dec. 18.

This contest would not be possible without the generous donation from the Rotary Club of Livingston.

Many thanks to the Overton County Board of Education and all schools in Overton County for allowing 4-H to be an active part of their educational objectives.

Over 80 4-H members were invited in 4th through 12th grade. County winners in first and second place will move on to the Area 2 competition Thursday, Jan. 23.

Junior 4-H Camp

Sign Up January 16th

Looking for some summer fun? Want something exciting and fun for your children or grandchildren to do this summer? While toys are great, a lifetime of memories is even better!

If you have a 4th - 6th grader and you want them to have a great summer, send them to 4-H Camp! Camp offers youth a safe place to have fun, make friends, hang out with old friends, learn new skills, and develop positive self-esteem. 4-H camp builds self-confidence and maturity.

Our camper’s top 5 activities were zip lining, shooting sports, paddle boarding, waterslide, and 4 nights away from home with new and old friends. It is the most affordable overnight camp for 4-6th graders in the state of Tennessee at only $312 per camper. Overton County will attend Junior Camp at the Clyde York 4-H Camp June 15th-19th, 2020.

4-H camp has lots to offer youth and you can learn all about it January 16th at the UT Extension Office located at 317 W. Broad St, STE 6, Livingston, TN 38570.

The first deposit, $60, is due that day. Registration begins at 5:30 with the meeting beginning at 5:45 PM. The meeting will cover an overview of the week, packing for camp, medical documentation, rules, supervision while at camp, payment plans, fundraising opportunities, paper clover week, and scholarships.

Whether your kid has been to 4-H camp, or this is their first time, all must attend the mandatory meeting to get the latest information about 4-H Camp. In total, camp will cost $312, including all outdoor activities, boarding, food, and access to the craft houses. Anyone who does not attend the meeting and wishes to sign up his or her camper late will pay $322.

You can RSVP by calling 931-823-2735, e-mailing nmarrero@utk.edu, or visiting our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/432782170895236/. We hope to see you and your camper at our meeting.