Volunteering In The Panhandle

4-H Day at Gator Football

Just a few more days until College Football season kicks off!  The Gator Ticket Office is proud to announce a special ticket offer for all 4-H members, employees, alumni, as well as their family and friends for the Gator Football game on Saturday, September, 3rd against the UMASS Minutemen! Take advantage of this opportunity to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/26/4-h-day-at-gator-football/

Making a Difference by Fostering Independence

Make a Difference Monday is an online volunteer training series. Most youth have started back to school, and soon we will roll over onto a new 4-H year as well!  We are excited to kick off our Make a Difference Monday series next month.  Make a Difference Monday is a online training series for both …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/19/making-a-difference-by-fostering-independence/

Tips for a Successful School Year

Where did the summer go?  It’s hard to believe that in many counties, school starts next week!  I wanted to share a few things that will help make this school year successful for your family.  It’s no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/05/tips-for-a-successful-school-year/

Ruth Ann Scurry Inducted into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame

  Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry, 2016 Florida 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Ruth Ann Scurry, Jefferson County 4-H Club Leader and Volunteer, on being inducted into the 2016 University of Florida 4-H Hall of Fame.  Mrs. Scurry was one of only five individuals inducted this year, and the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/29/ruth-ann-scurry-inducted-into-the-florida-4-h-hall-of-fame/

4-H Day at LEGOLAND 2016

The 4th Annual 4-H Day at LEGOLAND on Saturday, September 10th. This event is an opportunity for 4-H members and their families to explore the LEGOLAND theme park at a deep discount, while raising funds for 4-H clubs, camps, and other educational programs.  LEGOLAND is a great way to have fun with the entire family …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/22/4-h-day-at-legoland-2016/

Beat the Heat with a DIY Neck Cooler

These DIY neck coolers are great to help youth learn about sewing AND science! Even though it is not yet August, the Florida heat is sweltering.  Staying hydrated is key, but you can also stay comfortable outdoors with a neck cooler.  The neck cooler helps cool the blood pumping to your head and is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/15/beat-the-heat-with-a-diy-neck-cooler/

Celebrate National Blueberry Month!

Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Blueberries are in season now, and reasonably priced at grocery stores, fruit stands, and farmers’ markets.  Many growers also offer a “pick your own” service which can be a fun family outing.  The good news is that this delicious treat has many health benefits.  Blueberries are low …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/08/celebrate-national-blueberry-month/

Solutions for a Happy Independence Day!

It’s Fourth of July weekend and time to celebrate our independence with family and friends.  This week, we wanted to share with you some tips and tricks to make your celebration fun, yummy and safe! We’ve compiled a list of previous posts that you might want to reference for this weekend: Photo by Jill Wellington …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/02/solutions-for-a-happy-independence-day/

Volunteering Makes Good Sense

Nate Grimsley is known for teaching crafts at 4-H camp each year. In a world where so many things don’t make sense, Nate Grimsley has discovered something that does.  Ten years ago, Nate’s daughter won 1st place at the Leon County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program and was awarded a full scholarship to Camp Cherry …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/24/volunteering-makes-good-sense/

Life Lessons Learned at Camp

4-H camping season is open! Photo credit: Heather Kent, UF IFAS Its official- summer camp season has started, which inspired me to ponder my own childhood camp experiences and how different they were from what 4-H offers.  My first youth camping experience was not fun, but it also was not through a positive youth development …

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Permanent link to this article: http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/life-lessons-learned-at-camp/

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