It’s time for 4-H’ers to get out the apron and warm up the oven for the annual 4-H Baking Contest, which will be held at 4-H Club meetings in March. The Baking Contest has been a traditional favorite over the years. This year, 4-H members will make different types of cookies depending on their grade level.
Specific categories are listed below by grade level: 4th graders should bake chocolate chip cookies; 5th graders should bake sugar cookies; 6th graders should bake peanut butter cookies; 7th – 12th graders should bake a bar cookie. The contest will be held at your school, on the day of your regular 4-H meeting. To enter submit three of the baked items on your paper plate. Include with your entry a recipe card with your recipe written neatly on the card. Entries will be judged on appearance, texture, flavor and the recipe card. The top entries from each club will be given blue award certificates and be invited to the 4-H County Bake-Off, on April 5, 2016 at Pigeon Forge High School. More details on the baking contest can be found in the February 4-H Newsletter. You can view it online at the 4-H website. Awards for the Baking Contest are sponsored by Roger McFalls, Farm Bureau Insurance.
For the young “shutterbugs” in 4-H, a photography contest will be held at your school the day of your March 4-H Club Meeting. Categories for the photography contest include: Buildings,
Landscapes, People and Animals. Pictures should be taken by the 4-H member and not be over one year old. Pictures may be color or black and white and should be mounted on paper or poster board with a caption or title under the picture. Each member may enter up to two categories, with one picture per category. All entries will receive ribbons with winners from each school selected for participation in the county contest to be held April 5, 2016 at Pigeon Forge High School. Details may be found in the February Newsletter. Awards for the Photography Contest are sponsored by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club.
4-H opportunities are available to all 4th – 12th grade young people in Sevier County, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. If you need more information about 4-H opportunities, please contact Glenn K Turner at 865-453-3695.