ISU Extension Clay CountyOctober 2013

The Spark-

Lives of great significance begin with a SPARK, a nudge, a gesture...


Thank you to all those who made the 2013 Clay County Fair "Bushels of Fun"! 

Did you recently attend a 4-H event or want to check out pictures of the Clay County Fair? 
All photos taken are posted here.  This is a safe, private site for 4-H members and their families to view pictures from all Clay County 4-H events. 

General Information 

National 4-H Week: 
National 4-H Week will be held October 6th-12th.  Youth, volunteers and alumni can support 4-H and paint the town green on October 9th by wearing green!

4-H Enrollment:
We are currently accepting early enrollments.  If your 4-Her(s) complete online enrollment and pay the $25.00 fee before December 1st, they will earn 5 Clover Bowl (Awards Program) points for their club.

Recordkeeping/Record Books are due the Clay County Extension Office on December 1st.  Forms are available on our website.  There will be a help night on October 28th from 6-8pm, please RSVP by October 23rd.  

CWF Trip: It is time to register for the CWF trip!  All 4-Hers in grades 10 through 12 are encouraged to think about going.  Information can be found here.  Trip deposits are due by December 15th.

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings:
There are many volunteer training opportunities coming up in the next few months.  In Clay County, there will be a leader training October 21st and a New Volunteer Training October 12th.  Visit our website
to find a full listing of trainings.

Clay County Fair Information


4-H Fair Survey
Please take a few moments to fill out this ISU Extension and 4-H Fair Review Form and let us know your thoughts!

Sale Checks
Sale checks will be processed as follows:

Processing Date/Mail Date  

September 26/October 3

October 3/October 10

October 10/October 17

October 24/November 7

November 14/November 21 (if necessary)  


Please watch your e-mails for more specifics about the sale check process and other post-Clay County Fair items!    



Clay County Fair Queen and 4-Her Lauren Schwarck presents 4-Her Sydney Vanderhoff with a Dog Showmanship trophy. 



Mark Your Calendars   


Upcoming Events:
4-H Find Out Day - January 11th
Clover Bowl  - February 10th

The 2014 SpIn Book will be available in January 2014!


Cooking with Chef Brian



Preparing to launch rockets at STEM Camp 

Remember, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the 4-H program, deadlines, requirements or exhibit and project help, please contact us! We look forward to hearing from you and making this the best 4-H Year Ever.

Anissa Jepsen

ISU Extension Clay County  


Clay County 4-H
Youth Coordinator

Anissa Jepsen

In This Issue
General Information
Clay County Fair Information
Mark Your Calendars

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