MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Join Orange County 4-H members by entering your handmade creations for evaluation and display. Share your hard work with all of Orange County!
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H Youth Development Program will be hosting Open Project Judging of eligible projects for any youth ages 5-21 in Orange County to enter. Premiums will be awarded to those who enter eligible projects in accordance with the judging qualifications.
Project Judging will be held on the weekend of CCE Orange County’s 2021 Agriculture & Family Festival which is Sunday, July 11th from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. All eligible projects must be dropped off and then will be judged and displayed for all visitors to view during the Festival, which participants are encouraged to attend!
“We are excited to be able to open the opportunity to judge projects to all Orange County youth. This gives them the chance to enter their handmade creations and gardening efforts for evaluation. In 4-H we believe this is such a valuable experience for youth to be able to learn and grow as well as be able to earn praise for their efforts” said DeAnna Sardella-Matthews, Orange County 4-H Resource Educator.
Some of the categories of eligible projects include Horticulture, Natural Science, STEM, Family & Consumer Sciences and much more. The Project Entry and General Interest book lists all categories that are eligible for Open Project Judging and the requirements that must be met for each project entered. A separate set of requirements will apply within each age group. You can find the complete book for Project Entry and General Interest on Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s event page at www.CCEOrangeCounty.org/events.
You must bring your project(s) to CCE Orange County’s Education Center & 4-H Park located at 300 Finchville Turnpike in Otisville, New York for drop-off. New York State and CDC Guidelines will be followed, and masks are strongly encouraged to be worn at the Education Center & 4-H Park. Drop off will be available on Tuesday, July 6th from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 7th from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M., Thursday, July 8th from 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. and Friday, July 9th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.
For questions on projects and Open Project Judging, you can call DeAnna at 845-344-1234 extension 249 or email email@example.com.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
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