It is almost time for the annual 4-H Open House and Apple Cook-Off. All 4-H clubs are invited to promote their clubs, sell items to raise funds, share 4-H activities and experiences, and enjoy the day with the Pinellas County community. As of this writing, we have the following activities lined up:
4-H Teen Council is hosting the Extreme Gingerbread House Contest;
Ochs 4-H Garden Club is sharing news of the vegetable garden ;
Horse clubs are offering equine related activities;
Tasting of Apple/Pecan Cook-Off entries;
Best in Show pet treats;
Conservatives 4-H is hosting a goat ask me booth;
and the BBB’s will bring their ballroom dancing
There are more displays planned. If your club is interested in being part of the 4-H Open House, there is still time to reserve a table. Please contact Jean Rogalsky at (727) 582-2597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big part of this day has been the Apple Cook-Off. Now it will be an even bigger part as the Apple/Pecan sale. Not only are apple recipes welcomed, but pecan recipes as well. Apple recipes must have at least one apple and pecan recipes must have at least one cup of pecans to be eligible. Registration forms are available at http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/blog_4H/AppleCookOffPre-registration2009.pdf , or from the 4-H Office. The deadline for registrations is November 1, but the contest is limited to the first twenty entries. Recipes can be sweet or savory. Apples and pecans can be used in a variety of ways, so be creative!
After registering for the contest, be prepared to bring the finished product to the Extension Office by 10:00 A.M. November 14.
These events take place at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. The Open House runs from 10:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. Come join us for a great time.