Events & Activities
Submitted by lmanatt on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 08:31
Upcoming Events and Information
Blanket Tying and Pillowcases For Local Hospitals
The participants in the Ricochet, An Extreme Leadership Program will be hosting a Blanket Tying/Pillowcase Workshop as part of their community service. You are invited to come to the Poweshiek County Fairgrounds on March 27th beginning at 6:30 to help with the project. Please call the Extension Office by March 25th to let us know you are coming.
Pizza Ranch - to help raise funds to purchase the fabric, the Ricochet Team will be bussing tables at Pizza Ranch the evening of March 17th, 4 - 8 p.m. Please stop by for supper and support them. A portion of the evening’s profits, as well as the tips will go toward the group.
Event Day—SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, June 21st, Grinnell United Methodist Church. Now is the time to start planning your presentation, working exhibit or share the fun act. What food item will you prepare to meet the food challenge?
Intermediate Twin Cities Trip June 16th—17th
Any 4-H'er who will complete 7th or 8th grade this spring is invited to take part in the Intermediate Trip to The Twin Cities on June 16 & 17. Join 4-Hers from Polk, Jasper, Dallas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, and Warren Counties for 2 full days in the Twin Cities. Visit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Science Museum of Minnesota, Mall of America, Tour Target Ball Field, Eat at the Rainfor-est Café, and Spend an afternoon at Valleyfair, stay at the Best Western Plus, complete with it’s own waterpark. Registration is due to the Mahaska Extension Office by Friday, March 14th along with $215 Registration Fee. Forms and Registrations are on the Poweshiek 4H website on the events page.
Spring Camp Volunteer Day, Iowa 4H, Saturday, April 26th
The Iowa 4-H Center is gearing up for the 2014 summer camping season and they need help with several projects to be ready in time for summer! Plan to come on Saturday, April 26th as an individual, family, 4-H club or volunteer group for some awesome bonding time in the great outdoors. Volunteer projects will range from simple to complex and include: splitting and stacking wood, trimming bushes, painting, staining, raking leaves, cleaning cabins, trail work, picking up trash, and other “spring cleaning” activities. These projects will take numerous helping hands- both big and small- so they are looking for youth and adults! Pack a picnic lunch, load up the crew and come join the staff as they ready the 4-H Center. Call the camp office at 515-795-3338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Cook This - Preliminary Competition June 18th
This year – the Cook This Challenge will offer a preliminary competition before the Iowa State Fair. The preliminary competition will be June 18th on Iowa State Campus. Applications will be available after April 15th and will be due into the State 4-H Office by May 15th. There are limited number of teams that can participate, so pull your team together now and get your application in as soon as possible.
Cook This! is a youth culinary challenge where three member teams compete in a four part challenge where they will demonstrate their knowledge in kitchen equipment and produce identification as well as their creativity in food preparation. Teams participate at each level: junior, intermediate, and senior levels, all competing to show that they can Cook This!
2014 Iowa 4H Youth Conference—Ticket To Success
The dates have been set for June 24-26, 2014 for a great three-day adventure at ISU for Iowa’s youth. Delegate registration costs will be $175 per person. This covers 2 nights of lodging, 7 meals, 3 keynote speakers, workshops and community service, 2 danc-es, and a t-shirt. You don’t need to be a 4-Her to attend, so invite your friends to come along.
Statewide 4H Specialty Camps at the Iowa 4H Center
Young people grades 5-8 in the 2013-14 school year have four special-themed 4-H camps designed especially for them. These statewide camps will be held at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid. While learning about the special theme of the camp, campers will live in a camp community for five days and four nights, enjoying traditional camp favorites like swimming, canoeing, hiking, climbing, and campfires. The dates and themes of the four camps are
June 14-18—State 4-H Leadership Camp;
June 28-July 2—4-H Veterinary and Animal Science Camp;
July 6-10—4-H STEM Catalysts Camp;
August 2-6—4-H Healthy, Green, and Growing Camp.
Cost for these camps is $240. Online registration - http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/camping
Poweshiek County Fair Updates and Changes
Premiums cap has been raised to $30
No limits on indoor exhibits - exception – photography – limit of 6 entries
Dress Code –NEW!
Conference judging, Event Day, Showring judging and the project sale are the times 4H & FFA members show off their projects & thus need to be appropriately dressed. In order to assist members so that they will know what is and what is not acceptable dress, the Poweshiek County 4H program and the Poweshiek County Fair Board ask all exhibitors to abide by the following guidelines:
- Conference judging, Showring judging & project sale participants will wear any color national, Iowa, county or local club 4H or FFA shirt with a 4H or FFA logo, emblem or wording attached to it. Official Iowa State Fair t-shirts will be accepta-ble. 4H t-shirts and patches may be purchased through club leaders. See your chapter advisor for FFA shirts. Clover Kids (K-3rd grade) will wear their club t-shirt. Any shirt with inappropriate wording or graphics as determined by Extension 4H staff will not be allowed. See Communications Event Day attire for exceptions.
- All indoor exhibitors will wear blue, black or khaki jeans, slacks, skirts, capris or dress shorts. No athletic shorts or short shorts are allowed.
- No caps or hats are allowed while inside the exhibit area.
- Outdoor exhibitors will wear blue jeans or in the case of dairy white jeans or slacks. Please see exception for dog exhib-itors in the dog division.
- Outdoor exhibitors will wear tie shoes or boots. No sandals or slip on shoes will be allowed.
- No caps or hats are allowed in the showring except in the horse department. Western hats may be worn only in halter class. Helmets are to be worn when riding. See the horse department for the horse exhibitor’s dress code.
We hope that all youth who participate in the fair will follow these dress code rules as fair superintendents will be check-ing your appearance. If you are not in compliance with the dress code the superintendent for the division in collaboration with the Extension 4H staff may determine forfeiture of all premium money in said division. In certain cases exhibitors may forfeit all premium money.
Limit per member
3 indoor exhibits
$2 bedding fee for Bottle calves
New Livestock Entry Date – June 15th, 2014
- All livestock class entry forms & entry fees must be submitted to the Poweshiek County Fair office in Grinnell. Forms & fees may be mailed or dropped off. Do not send or drop off entries at the Extension Office in Montezuma. If sending by mail or dropping off after business hours please include an email address so a confirmation email may be sent.
- Any entry received after 5 pm on June 15th will be charged a $5 per livestock division late fee. FINAL EN-TRY DEADLINE IS JULY 1ST, 5 PM. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME, NO EXCEP-TIONS.
Class entry fee must accompany entry form.
The Poweshiek County Fair will now be requiring a nominal entry fee for everyone exhibiting at the fair. 4H Conference exhibits, Event Day entries and livestock divisions will be required to pay a $1.00 per class entry fee. Entry fees will go towards paying operating costs such as judge’s wages, ribbons, & supplies/materials.
- Entry fees for non-livestock projects (conference judging) will be collected during the check in process on judging day July 12th & July 15th respectively. If you have your entry tags filled out ahead of time you must still check in to pay the entry fee (s) and have your tag stamped as paid.
- Event Day class fees must accompany the entry form.
- Livestock entry fees must accompany the livestock class entry form (s).
- There will be an entry fee cap of $15 per exhibitor.
- No refunds will be issued.
Clover Kids and non ribbon/premium horse classes are exempt from the entry fee.
Jane Doe enters the following classes:
Class 710 Child Development 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 760 Home Improvement 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 620 Photography 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 620 Photography 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 960 Fashion Revue 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 963 Food Challenge 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 070 Sheep Commercial Ewe 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 070 Sheep Commercial Ewe 1 exhibit $1.00
Class 073 Pen of 3 Market lambs 1 exhibit (3 lambs) $1.00
Open Class 18 Cookies 1 exhibit $1.00
March 15th, 8:30 – 1:30 at Tama Hall – Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA. Cost $50 (includes refreshments, lunch and handouts). Topics: Visual arts, Ag & Natural Resources/science & Mechanics, Photography, communication – possibly Food & Nu-trition (F&N participants need to view online videos before coming to training session). Registration due March 3.
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