By Johannah Stone, 4H Program Assistant

Even though 4-H looks a bit different this year as we adapt to new COVID-19 guidelines, our new program assistant is hard at work getting her feet on the ground. We recently held in-school club meetings for our 5th graders at Lincoln County Elementary School and for our 6th through 8th graders at Lincoln County Middle School. In these meetings, we taught a lesson on the history of 4-H and how it was established, what it is today, and what opportunities we have for students in Lincoln County. Students filled out enrollment cards and interest surveys for some new clubs including Archery Team, Livestock Judging, and Poultry Judging. We also discussed Project Achievement, which is a speech contest and field trip for our 4-H’ers. If they have not already, students need to tell Miss Stone what topic they want to present on as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Our first club meeting for students in 9th through 12th grade at Lincoln County High School was scheduled for November 13th, however, due to the transition to virtual for the next two weeks, the meeting was cancelled. Instead, we will be posting an announcement video to the Lincoln County UGA Extension Facebook page and emailing it out to our students as well. Senior 4-H’ers need to fill out their 4-H forms including enrollment, code of conduct, and virtual permission form as soon as possible. They should also be working on their portfolios if they are interested in attending Project Achievement in 2021.

In addition to our club meetings, we have been working on several exciting opportunities for our students. More information on these opportunities can be found on the Lincoln County UGA Extension Facebook page or website (

Service Opportunity – Holiday Letters: Lincoln County 4-H is partnering with the Lincoln County Senior Center to write and distribute holiday letters to residents. Students can receive recognition for 1 hour of community service for every 6 quality letters submitted. Letters are due November 20th.

4-H Fundraiser- Plant Sale: If you would like to go to 4-H Summer Camp this is the ticket for you! All proceeds that you earn for 4-H is put towards your Summer Camp fees. All orders and money due by January 6th, 2021.

Lincoln County Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 5th, 2020. Lincoln County 4-H will be participating in the parade! If you are a member of Lincoln County 4-H and would like to walk with us in the parade, please contact us as soon as possible. Spots are limited.

If you need more information or if your child would like to become a part of 4-H, please contact Johannah Stone per the information below. Thank you!

Johannah Stone: Lincoln County Extension 4-H Program Assistant

2080 Rowland-York Rd. Lincolnton, GA 30817

706-359-3233 |

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