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Showing posts from August, 2013

Here's to a Successful Summer

Along with summer, our three “Going for the Green” Golf Tournaments for 2013 has come to an exciting end. Last week, we visited  Blue Top Ridge at Riverside to host our Eastern Iowa Golf Tournament. 70 golfers took the course on the hot summer day to support Iowa 4-H’ers. Our other two golf tournaments this summer were the Central Iowa Golf Tournament at  Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, IA and the Northwest Golf Tournament at  Emerald Hills Golf Club in Arnolds Park, IA. These golf tournaments all included a fun, friendly golf competition, putting contest, longest drive, hole in one, closest to the pin, longest putt, and live auctions. Aaron Thomas was featured as our celebrity golfer at the Central Iowa Golf Tournament. There was a “beat the pro” contest where the golfers were challenged to beat Thomas with the longest drive. Iowa Soybean Association was a proud presenting sponsor of all three golf tournaments. At each tournament, ISA goodies including soybean snacks, ISA

Eastern Iowa Golf Auction

The Iowa 4-H Foundation will host their third and final golf outing of the summer at Blue Top Ridge in Riverside, IA. This golf outing will include a live auction during the evening social and will feature six items valued at over $9,000! Can’t attend our live auction on Friday? You can be a proxy bidder! We will place your bid on your behalf during the live auction. If you would like to place a bid on any of the following item(s), please contact Carter Collins at 515-294-1607. We will take your highest bid from Wednesday, August 21 st at 9:00 AM to Thursday, August 22 nd at 4:00 PM. The live auction will take place on Friday, August 23 rd 7:00 PM. Auction Items: 1.        Home/Office D├ęcor donated by P&K Midwest. This package includes two framed and matted agricultural prints, each valued at $150. 2.        Iowa State Recycle Bin donated by Cummins Central Power. This package includes a one-of-a-kind Iowa State recycle bin. Dress up your tailgate party or wo

& the winner is...

"Nothing Compares" to a friendly competition... especially at the 2013 Iowa State Fair! Iowa 4-H supporters from across the state and the nation stopped by the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building to donate their spare change to support the Iowa 4-H Foundation's campaign to raise money for the County Endowments across the state. About a month ago, the Coin Wars Competition was introduced as a new fundraising competition to raise money in support of Iowa 4-H'ers. The five day campaign from August 8 through August 12 challenged the five 4-H areas in Iowa to compete for bragging rights and raise money for the County Endowments. More details about the competition can be found in a past blog post, Coin Wars. During the competition, we gave away 4-H Bears (a crowd favorite) and Iowa 4-H Foundation 60th Anniversary Cookbooks. Now that the competition is over, we know that you all are anxious to see who the winning area is, right? Well don't worry, we will tell y

Iowa State Fair and More!

Over the last week we, the Iowa 4-H Foundation staff, have been busy at the Iowa State Fair. We had the opportunity to host our first ever coin wars competition, and we are happy to announce that it was a huge success! We can’t wait to announce the winner on Sunday, August 18 during our Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame event at the Iowa State Fair. If you will not be at the fair or at the event, don’t worry, we will also announce the winner on our Facebook page, Twitter, website and blog on Monday the 19. We can’t wait to bring this competition back to next year’s state fair as we are currently working on ways to improve this exciting new fundraising event.  Iowa State Fair 4-H Facts from Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Our Executive Director, Kris Fish Kuhlmann, has also been staying busy at the fair. She has been attending various 4-H events and shows. She even had the opportunity to meet our Facebook “Like” contest winner’s family during the fair. Kevin Hauser, winner

County Fair Tour Part 4

7/26/13 Grundy County Fair , though in it's last full day of delivery, proved to be lively and interesting.  Like many county fairs, they had a competition amongst clubs decorating with a specific item. In this case, it was tires. A hopscotch field and tractor were among favorites. Of course, a highlight for the Iowa 4-H Foundation was to be present for the Drew Scott Memorial Scholarship (surprise) presentation and Drew Scott Memorial Open Class sheep show. Lee, Janet and Mallory Scott couldn't have been more welcoming and hospitable. This was the 5th year for the award, so they were having a special pre-show dinner to thank donors and sponsors. I even got to enjoy the wonderful home-prepared meal and adorable cake. When served a shredded BBQ meat, I asked "surely this is mutton, right???" :) The Scott Family - Lee, Janet, and Mallory, with Cory and myself. Drew was killed four years ago in a one-car accident. While he was particularly fond of sh