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4-H Communications Contest set

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By RALPH HANCE

The Trimble County 4-H Communications Contest will be held on Thursday March 31, at 6 p.m. at the Trimble County Extension Office. This event is open to all Trimble youth ages 9 – 19. Partici-pants can phone 255-7188 by March 28. 
Several events are includedDemonstrations: A participant demonstrates “how to do something.” Posters and other visual aids may be used. A demonstration on “how to make peanut butter cookies” would include utensils and recipe ingredients, along with a poster outlining the steps involved in making peanut butter cookies. A project book on how to give a demonstration is available free from the Extension Office. Time limit is 15 minutes. There are several categories for juniors (age 9-13 by Jan. 1, 2011), and seniors (age 14-19 by Jan. 1, 2011) to choose from, including: animal science (large and small animals), breads, clothing/sewing, crafts & photography, general, health, home environment & management, horticulture, foods, performing arts, presentation software, safety, science & natural resources; science, engineering & technology, shooting sports, team demonstrations.
Talk Meet (Speech): The categories are: Age 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16-18 (age by Jan. 1, 2011). The time limit for age 9-13 is 3-5 minutes. Time limit for age 14-19 is 5-7 minutes. No visual aids are to be used during a talk.
Variety Show: If you have a talent for entertaining, the variety show just might be for you. Examples would be vocal, instrumental, physical skills and drama. Only one person other than a participant, such as a pianist, may appear during the act. Time limit is 4 minutes. All equipment must be provided by the participant. The top four participants in the Variety Show will advance to the Area Event.

Ralph Hance is Trimble County’s Cooperative Extension agent for 4-H and youth development.