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Last update: April 8, 2018.

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Next Fair Meeting is May 4th

The next meeting of the 4-H Fair Association will be held on Friday, May 4, at St. Andrews Church, a white wooden building at the junction of Routes 17 and 22 in Northford. The meeting will begin at 7:00 P.M. All 4-H members, 4-H volunteers, friends and families are welcome to attend Fair meetings.

The 2018 4-H Fair Theme is "Animals to show, Crafts to make, and Friends to Keep – 4-H" given to us by Abigail Dennison.

Spring Plant Sale

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To Benefit UConn Extension Programs in New Haven County

Get a Plant Sale order form.

Plant sales are pre-order and pre-paid by Noon on Friday, April 13, 2018. Pick up dates for plants are Thursday, May 10th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM or Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Pick up location is UConn's New Haven County Cooperative Extension Center at 305 Skiff Street in North Haven (the corner of Skiff Street And Whitney Avenue). This is a fundraiser we conduct to provide funds for UConn 4-H in New Haven County, along with the other Extension programs conducted by New Haven County Extension staff members.

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UConn 4-H Citizenship Day is April 25

Raising Our Voice to Make Change

Participants will meet legislators, tour the capitol building, and participate in workshops with other youth from around Connecticut. The day begins at 8:00 AM and ends before 4:00 PM at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 311 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, which is across from the Legislative Office Building. This year's event will explore ways that young people can have their voices heard in a positive manner and how programs like 4-H continue to shape youth into vital and crucial members of today's society. Additional information and a registration form is available online from www.4-h.uconn.edu or by emailing margaret.grillo@uconn.edu .

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JoAnn Fabric and Crafts

JoAnn's has partnered with 4-H: offering to 4-H members, their parents and 4-H volunteers; 15% discounts through 2018. During February in Connecticut, a paper clover campaign will provide more financial support for many of the 4-H programs (both county and state).

Spring Fling in North Haven

"From the Ground Up"

4-H will be participating in this agricultural event sponsored by the North Haven Fair. Date is Sunday, April 29, 2018; from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Other participants include: Girl Scout Troops, BSA Venture Crew 007, Firefighters of North Haven, and the North Haven Fair Association. Entrance fee is a donation to the North Haven Food Bank's Summer Snack Program. Programs include:

Scholarships worth $1,000

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Scholarship recipient speaking.

The Association of Connecticut Fairs will award three scholarships of one-thousand dollars each to graduating high school seniors or current college students. Completed applications must be given to the Secretary of the sponsoring Fair by May 15. Applications are judged based on :

More details on scholarships and the application form are available from CTAgFairs.org