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Clothing Design Data Card - NEW FOR 2023: Data card must be included with Beyond the Needle classes: C221003 through C221008, STEAM 2 classes: C222003 and C222004, and STEAM 3 classes: C223001 and C223002.

On-line enrollment is now open to enroll your 4-H'er for 2024! You can access 4HOnline 2.0 by visiting the following link: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in. 4-H Leaders and Council members are required to enroll on-line too! Google Chrome and Firefox are the recommended web browsers to use when enrolling online. Enrollment fee is $10.00 per 4-H'er and no charge for Leaders or Council members. Card payment is at end of enrollment process.

NEW for 2024: A simplified project list within 4HOnline for 4-H members to choose from.

View the February 2024. 4-H Newsletter to learn more about what is going on with the Colfax County 4-H Program! Past newsletter articles can be viewed here.

By: Kelly Feehan, Extension Educator - Week of February 10, 2024

As snow melted, some people found a few surprises in lawns. While not common, three I was asked about were webs on the lawn beneath snow, soil mounds, and trails or tunnels in the turf.

If a lawn appeared to have webs or mold on it after the snow melted, this was most likely gray snow mold. What appeared to be spider webs was mycelium, which is fungal growth that appears as fine white, thread-like hyphae and could appear web-like.

Quilt of Valor

On Sunday, January 28th, 2024, the Colfax County 4-H Council held their annual Volunteer Banquet at the St. Benedict Center near Schuyler. During the banquet a very special presentation was made. A Quilt of Valor, sewn by Colfax County 4-H members was presented to a Colfax County Veteran. A Quilt of Valor is a quilt sewn of Americana fabric and donated to service members to welcome them home. As part of the Quilt of Valor Foundation, a not for profit foundation of volunteer quilters, the quilt presented was created by Colfax County 4-H members as a service project.

4-H Volunteer’s Banquet

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, the Colfax County 4-H Council held their annual Volunteer Banquet. Russ Pickhinke, Aubrie Hanna, and Steve McKelvey of Steve’s Madhouse Market were honored for their dedication to the Colfax County 4-H Program. The awards were sponsored by the Colfax County 4-H Council and the Nebraska 4-H Foundation.


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