Happy 4th of July!
Here are a few reminders about upcoming 4-H events for next week…

Clothing Day & Special Foods Contest entries due July 7
Cherry County’s 2014 Clothing Day and Fashion Show is fast approaching. It will be held Tuesday, July 15. It will be held at the Valentine High School. The Special Foods contest will be held in the morning with the construction judging of sewing, quilting and needle arts projects to begin in the afternoon. Exact starting times will depend upon the number of entries to be judged and styled. An agenda with detailed information will be sent to 4-Hers after entries are received. Entry forms can be found at http://cherry.unl.edu/cherrycounty4h. Contact the Extension Office if you prefer a hard copy. Entry forms are due on or before July 7, including the style review narration. Narrations will not be re-written. They will be read as submitted, so please be complete, creative and make the narration long enough to span the time it takes to model the outfit on stage. Project judging on Clothing Day includes: Knitting, Crocheting, Needle Arts, Quilt Quest, Attention Shoppers, Shopping in Style, Clothing Level I, Clothing Level II, Sewing for You, Sewing for Fun, Tailoring and Decorate Your Duds.
The public Fashion Show will be held at the Valentine High School auditorium at 7:00 PM. NEW this year: In addition to the 4-H projects, area businesses will be showcasing their fashions. We will also be piloting an open class division at the fashion show, Textiles Made for Others. This will be limited to one outfit and must be styled by a 4-Her. There will be no awards or premiums for this class, just an opportunity to showcase creative skills. Entries and styling narrations must be turned in to the Extension Office by July 7.

Clover Kid Day
July 9 is the day for Clover Kids to meet. They will be working on A Space for Me project. This will be held in the 4-H Building at the Cherry County Fairgrounds from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Cost is $5. RSVP by July 7 by calling the Extension Office at 402-376-1850 or emailing Ben at benshelbourn@outlook.com.

Last Chance for county-wide Horsemanship Levels Testing
The last opportunity for county-wide Horsemanship Levels testing will be Thursday, July 10, starting at 10:00 AM at the Hoss Barn. The Hoss Barn is located at Jackie Qualley and Shannon Martin’s place East of Valentine on Highway 12. Turn left at mile marker 6. Take a right at the grey gate at the top of the hill. Horse leaders will work with youth to complete the riding skills and demonstration portion of the levels. Be sure to bring along your 4-H Horse Advancement Level book. If you are planning to attend, RSVP by calling 402-376-1850 or emailing jdexter3@unl.edu by July 8.

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