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Coarsegold 4H Report: Favorite Foods Day — Hit Or Miss?

Submitted by Keiana Cramblett —

COARSEGOLD — This month’s article is about one of the upcoming events in our 4H, Favorite Foods Day on January 20th, 2018 at Minarets High School.

Favorite foods day is a competition where a 4-H member cooks anything they want and take it to compete against other members in the same category. The categories include dairy, international foods, healthy or diet foods, cookies, cakes, candies, decorated food, main dish, appetizers, bread and a special non-food contest for place settings.

Any 4-H member can participate, even mini members under the age of 9. Only one dish per category can be submitted by a member, but the member is free to enter as many categories as they wish. After all of the food has been judged, everyone gets to taste your creation!

Consumer Science is also a competition at Favorite Foods Day. Consumer science is a competition where a group of members looks at a group of the same food — for example, apples — and then they compare them to each other to see which one is the best in the group. This is very similar to the Junior Livestock Judging contest that 4-H and FFA members participate in during Fair.

Favorite Foods Day is sure to be a hit because, who doesn’t love food?

Other news:

  • Our Community Pride Project has an important mission this month. The Playa De Sur
    4-H chapter in Carpinteria, California has been hit hard by flooding. They managed to
    rescue a couple of their Cattle projects, but all of their pigs and sheep as well as goats
    did not survive. All of their feed and tack was washed away in the storms. Our 4-H is
    trying to help them by collecting and donating any tack to help this 4-H get back on their
    feet as they replace everything they have lost in this tragedy.
  • Our 4-H is still selling tickets for a dozen burritos or enchiladas from Sal’s Mexican
    restaurant for $20. This is a fundraiser for the Madera County 4-H youth organization .
    Contact Karl Hussey or Pat Strimling about purchasing tickets.
  • Our next meeting will be on February 8, 2018.

Our leader is Pat Strimling and if you would like to join our 4-H , you can call her at (559)-683-5149 . Anyone can join! You don’t have to be a student at Coarsegold Elementary School to be a member of Coarsegold 4-H, you can live anywhere in Madera County as long as you can make it to our meetings. Our community meetings are at 7pm every 2nd Thursday of the month at Coarsegold Community Center.

4-H Statement: Madera County 4-H Youth Program is a non- profit organization for youth who are 9-years-old or who have completed the 3rd grade and up to 19 years of age. Mini-members accepted from age 7 in select projects. All youth and adults in Madera County are invited to participate in the 4-H Program regardless of race, creed, religion , color,national origin, sex, mental or physical handicap.

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