Monday, September 28, 2015

September County Council Meeting

Hello, Tarrant County 4-Her's!

Tonight is our County Council Meeting!  We will have snacks, play a fun game, and get to watch a super cool program called "So You Think You Can Dance" led by Katie Womble!
The fun starts at 6:30 at the County Extension Office, and for the adult leaders in your club, the Adult Leader Association Meeting begins at 7:15.
Hope to see everyone there!


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Trinity Trash Bash, September 19, 8 – 11 AM, Party After!

The Trinity Trash Bash is a great way to meet people in your club and other clubs while having fun AND getting in some community service time.  What could be better?  T-Shirt orders are due September 6th, and they are FREE!  Your club will turn in an order as a club, so be sure to tell your club manager or Trash Bash coordinator ASAP if you will be there.  Lunch will be provided for all workers at the Party, plus door prizes, freebies, games, and music from KISS FM.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

County Council Officers invite YOU to our first meeting!

Hello, everybody!

My name is Amanda Roach and I am the 2015-2016 Tarrant County 4-H Council President.  The County Council officers and I would like to invite you each to join us tomorrow night (Monday) at the County Extension Building in Downtown Fort Worth at 6:30 PM.
We will provide snacks, play a really fun game, and even have a mock Food Challenge competition, courtesy of the Groovy Gourmets Food Challenge team.
This is a great way to get involved at the County Level and be informed of all 4-H has to offer.  All 4-Her's are encouraged to attend, and we are sure to have a great time tomorrow night!
Hope to see everybody there!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"4-H is so Much More!" - Christopher B.

One of my club members recently shared his 4-H testimony with me:

"One of the things we learn in 4H is photography.  I have been into photography since 2011. I didn't know much about photography over the years but I wanted to learn more this past year.  So I looked into 4H and what they have to offer. I found books that the county office can lend out and I started from there. I decided to start a photography project through my 4H Club. I led 3 classes teaching the basics of photography such as the Rule of Thirds, shadows and sharpness.  Also, I found out that 4H holds club, county, district and state contests where you can win awards and prizes.  So 4H isn't all about livestock, it offers so much more like it offered photography to me. 

So get out there and find your interests in 4H!"

4-H has a lot to offer to anyone, no matter what your interests are!  Get involved and find your 'thing'!

Have a 4-H testimony to share?  Send it to me and it might get featured on the Blog!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

County Council Meeting, Graduating Senior Night, Elections, oh my!

Hello, everyone!

Tonight is the last County Council meeting of the year, which means it is Graduating Senior night and Elections!  Be sure to come and check out what our Seniors have been up to and vote for our upcoming Council officers
We have an ALA meeting tonight, as well, so we'll all be as busy as bees!  The fun starts at 6:30 at the Downtown Extension Building.

Hope to see everyone there!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Trouble in Gotham City? Not for our Brave 4-H Superheroes!

It's a Bird, It's a Plane...It's a Four Leaf Clover, Batman!

Late at night on April 24th, the County Extension Office was attacked by the evil Villain Lokina...luckily, Tarrant County 4-Her's stepped in to take her down!
Lokina's cousin Thoretta sent in a huge storm, and after the heroes waited the worst of it out in the basement, it was an all out battle of Good vs. Evil for the fate of 4-H!
With heroic feats of dashing to change into their secret identities, signalling other heroes with Bat-Signals, and helping to put Captain America's shield back together, the heroes overtook the forces of evil, and everyone shared some delicious desserts.
All is well in Tarrant County...for now!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Four Leaf Clover, Batman!  It's a's a's the SPRING FLING!

For everyone wanting to be a part of a 'Super' fun social event this weekend, have I got a night for you!  Our annual Spring Fling is this Friday night!
Bat-Time: 7-9 PM
Bat-Channel: The Downtown Extension Office, 5th floor

Bring your capes, masks, and armor, but leave the Kryptonite at home!
There will be a dessert contest (The more creative the better; think Thor's Hammer cake pops or Incredible Edible Hulk cupcakes!) and a costume contest, so be sure to dress up!

Bring friends and a snack to share and it's sure to be an 'Incredible', 'Amazing', and 'Super' night!

Bam, Pow, Kablam,

Monday, April 6, 2015

4th H for Health - Yummy Snacks!

Is your club participating in 4th H for Health?  I sure hope so!  4th H for Health is a fantastic challenge spreading in Tarrant County right now!  It encourages our 4-H youth (And adults!) to Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart!
It's an easy challenge that can be completed in as few as 8 meetings! (Club Meetings, Project Meetings, County Council meetings, etc.)
Here's a link to information about the project as well as a Health Tracker:
As soon as you check off all 16 requirements, turn your form in to the County Office!  Everyone who completes the challenge will get a cool prize!

For now, here's some delicious (And nutritious!) snack ideas that you can start offering at club meetings to get your club a head start!

-Chocolate Covered Strawberries
-Orange Slices
-Ants on a Log
-Frozen Grapes
-Cucumber Slices
-Frozen Yogurt
-Fruit Smoothies
-Detox/Fruit Infused Water
-Apple Slices
-Cheese Cubes
-Deviled Eggs
-Banana Bread

And there's tons more you could make!  Be sure to have your club stay active at least 15 minutes each meeting, as well, to complete the challenge as quickly as possible.

So what are you waiting for?  Get out there and GET HEALTHY!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fun Project for Clover Kids!

Do your meetings have a bunch of Clover Kids that tend to get a bit bored as the business part of the meeting goes on?  Then I have the project for you!
This is a super easy project I found on Pinterest that would be great to keep Clovers occupied during a meeting!

Green Construction Paper
Markers, glitter, buttons, etc. (Optional)

1. Cut green pieces of paper into 1"x11" strips.  You will need five per project.
2. Fold pieces in half (You should now have a 1"x5 1/2" folded over piece.) and crease well.
3. Bend the two ends around to make a heart (Hard to explain, but looking at the picture should help) and staple it together.
4. Repeat step 3 four times.
5. Begin stapling your hearts together to make a clover, but leave the bottom two unattached from each other (Again, the picture helps)
6. Create your stem by taking your last strip of paper, and folding each end over by 5 inches, crease well (So you will see three "Sections" on your strip - 5", 1", 5")
7. Staple the stem between the bottom two leaves.

And there you have it!  A super fun project your kids will all enjoy!
If you find your meeting takes longer than these take to make, you can have the kids decorate the strips with their name, their favorite 4-H projects, or anything else they'd like!
This project is awesome because it teaches kids to measure things out, scissor safety, and to use a stapler!  (Be sure to help the young ones, though!)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Walk Across Texas - Going Strong!

Walk Across Texas is an 8-Week challenge to get youth and adults up and walking the entire distance of Texas - 830 Miles!

We have 10 Teams completing the challenge in our county, for a total of approximately 80 Youth and Adults.

The program also promotes healthy eating, staying hydrated, proper hygiene, and learning about Health!

If you are interested in finding out more about this challenge or other Healthy Lifestyles projects Tarrant County is participating in, please e-mail .  I'd be more than happy to help your club become the healthiest it can be!

So cheer on your clubmates or other teams in the's a big challenge, but more than worth it!