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Wakulla County 4-H Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Jam 4 Camp

jam-4-camp-winning-band-image-400Wakulla County 4-H hosted its second annual Jam 4 Camp Fundraiser on Saturday, April 28th, 2012 in Hudson Park.

As the five invited bands played everything from gospel to punk to bluegrass, parents and kids enjoyed the vendor booths and activities.  While the primary purpose for the event is to raise scholarship money for kids to be able to attend 4-H summer camps, it is also an opportunity for the community to learn more about our local 4-H programs throughout the year.

Thanks to the continued support and enthusiasm of our current 4-H volunteers, sponsors, parents and members, we were able to raise over $4000 this year.  In addition to the band competition, members conducted a silent auction and signed up for all five camp offerings this summer.  The Jam 4 Camp Champs this year were the Backlash Band (pictured with Sherri Kraeft, Michelle McKenzie and Commissioner Alan Brock) who raised $158 in scholarship donations.

We would like to thank the following donors, sponsors, volunteers and vendors for their time and support:  Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, Coca-Cola of Tallahassee, Wakulla Men's Club, Lube X-pert, Jared Miller, Donnie Sparkman, Roxana Lamothe, Mrs. Alice Veasman, Talquin Electric, The Wakulla News, Harbor Point Realty, Iris Anne’s, Purple Martin Nurseries, Wakulla County Coalition for Youth, Best Western Crawfordville,  Salty Creations, Dave’s Bootleg Honey, Wakulla Christian School, Wakulla Senior Center, Scrabbled Creations, Artistic Creations, Fun Inflatables, Rod and Rocks, Buckhorn Masonic Lodge, Skye Creations, 2-1-1 Big Bend, Big Bend Area Health Education Center (Big Bend AHEC), Capital City Bank, SWAT, Mike’s Seafood, Wakulla.com, Ashley’s Feed, Carrie’s Cove – Louise Kreuger, Cypress Run Farms, Best Western Crawfordville, Designs by Susan at Menagerie, Auto Trim Designs, Michelle McKenzie, Peggy Mackey, Dave Seal, Jo Ann Palmer, Woody Palmer, Esther Harrison, Sue Sullivan, Mimi DeArruginaga, Alison Bussey, Stacy Harvey, Lori Gilbertson, Shelley Swenson, Alan Brock, Mischa Steurer, Judy Paris, Norma Parramore, Priscilla Weaver, Kourtney Meadowcroft, Mary Katherine Westmark, Pat Harvey, Debbie Madden, Andrea Carter, Herb Donaldson, Tonya Hobby, Calandra Portalatin and Laurie Westbrook.

There are lots of exciting things to do in 4-H this summer including sewing and quilting camp, home economics in Bachelor/Bachelorette Camp, refashioning clothing and accessories in Project Runway and of course, the traditional residential camping experience at Camp Cherry Lake.  Throughout the year and especially in the camping programs, youth develop life skills in areas like leadership, independence, self-reliance, teamwork, decision making and critical thinking.  If your child has not yet signed up and is interested in a quality, fun educational experience, please contact the Extension Office at 926-3931 or come by and pick up a camp application.  Scholarship awards will be given as funds are available and the deadline to apply for all scholarships is May 25, 2012.  Camp and scholarship information is also available at our website http://wakulla.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/4-h-youth-development/camp-cherry-lake/

For information regarding any of the programs offered by Wakulla County 4-H, please contact Sherri Kraeft, 4-H Agent at sjkraeft@ufl.edu.  4-H is  a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  4-H is open to all youth between the ages of 5-18 regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability.

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