May 4-H Updates

Pinellas County 4-H had a spectacular day at District Events in Manatee County. Of the 34 4-H members competing, 24 came in first in their age/subject category. This is wonderful because we had so many Pinellas competitors and that so many came in first. The results are testament to the wide range of topics our 4-H’ers cover in their project work.
District Events is the advanced level for 4-H members who have already presented their demonstration at the county level. Youth from the six district counties compete for blue ribbons and District medallions. In Pinellas County Junior and Intermediate Medallion winners receive a scholarship to 4-H Camp Ocala. Senior winners receive a scholarship to 4-H State Congress. These scholarships are all funded by the Pinellas County 4-H Foundation.

Here is the breakdown by club of the Junior and Intermediate winners:

  • 4-H2O – Anissa P., Annelise V. Michaela P. & Lexa A.
  • Clever Clovers – Stefan M.
  • Imagine That – Amanda P.
  • Crazy4Canines – Shannon P., Nicole S. & Katie H.
  • Seminole Riders – Elena D.
  • Hare Raisin’ Homesteaders – Lacey S.
  • 4-H Youth Frontiers – Brandon P.
  • Ochs Garden – Abby V.
  • BBB – Matthew I.

The same for the Senior winners:

  • Crazy4Canines – Danielle H., Allison S., Sarah H. & Savannah K.
  • Hare Raisin’ Homesteaders – Colleen M.
  • All Things Equine – Amanda B.
  • The Conservatives – Olivia C., Beverly S. & Teressa S.
  • 4-H2O – Emily V.

Congratulations to all who presented their demonstrations and talent acts at County and District Events!

Many of you know Chrissy Willett, leader of the 4-H Average Joe’s. Chrissy has been one of the most generous and hardworking 4-H leaders, often volunteering to help with committees and special events. Chrissy is also battling esophageal cancer. Her friends (there are many) have organized the To Chrissy With Love benefit to help with medical costs. It will take place this Saturday in downtown Palm Harbor. For more information please visit

There will be music, a bake sale, gift baskets, and games. The benefit starts at 12:00 noon. It sounds like a lot of fun with some really good people. What better way to spend the afternoon?


Posted: May 18, 2011

Category: 4-H & Youth
Tags: Summer

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