Many thanks to those 4-H’ers, Parents and Leaders who came out to the Asheville Rec Park this past Tuesday the 18th. We had over 30 folks in attendance and enjoyed recognizing those Buncombe County 4-H’ers who have been involved in lots of competitions over this past summer. In true picnic spirit, we enjoyed pizza, chips, potato salad, chicken fingers and cookies while recounting our achievements in Project Record Books, Community Service, District Activity Day, Presentation Competition, 4-H Horse Show, 4-H Summer Camp, Livestock Judging, Horticulture Judging, 4-H Congress, Mini-Garden Projects, Career Poster Contest, Poultry Poster Contest and Sunflower Contest.
We also discussed the Buncombe County exhibit at the Mountain State Fair, and collectively decided to NOT create an exhibit this year due to lack of coordination without Mary. However, we did collectively decide to submit to the DISTRICT exhibit a Beanie Baby sized stuffed animal that represents Buncombe County 4-H. We had several suggestions – Tommy Tomato, a cucumber, a stuffed pig, or some sort of livestock with a garland of vegetables around its neck. Rachel Winebarger has volunteered to be in charge of this project, and has requested that anyone who has ideas or a stuffed animal that they feel represents Buncombe County 4-H contact Erin Bonito at the 4-H Office (or drop off their stuffed animal) by August 26th.
During the Picnic, we also discussed the date for the next County Council Meeting. The previous date, October 8th will not work for most folks, so Steve Duckett will need to select another date that will better suit everyone. As soon as we know that date Erin will be sure to post it both in this blog and on the 4-H Calendar. This is an especially important County Council Meeting because new officer elections will be held! We hope that many of you will consider being a part of the County Council this upcoming year and look forward to hearing your input!
Thanks again to everyone who came out for the County Council Potluck Picnic. The food was wonderful and the company was even better!