Saline County 4-H News

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Horse & Pony Committee Meets
The Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony Committee will hold a business meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension office. Committee members will be finalizing dates and times for the horse clinic and practice horse show, discussing our t-shirt and tote bag fundraiser, HI Point awards and participation gifts, and making plans for the 4-H Horse & Pony Show in July. The committee will also make final changes to the Horse & Pony pages in the 2017-2018 Saline County 4-H Handbook.
We hope to see all committee members at the meeting.

Livestock Committee to Meet
The next meeting of the Saline County 4-H Livestock Committee will meet Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office. Committee members and others interested in our livestock program are encouraged to attend.
At this meeting, we will be finalizing the livestock pages for the Saline County 4-H Handbook and discussing the July show schedule and judges for the livestock shows.

17th Annual 4-H Day with the St. Louis Cardinals
Illinois and Missouri 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 19, 2018 for the 17th annual 4-H Day with the Cardinals. The Cardinals will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1:15 p.m. game. Tickets for the game will be $25.00 each and includes a specially designed t-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Cardinals emblem on the front.
4-H members, leaders, alumni, and their families who purchase 4-H Day with the Cardinals tickets will have the opportunity to participate in a parade around the Busch Stadium outfield. Pre-game ceremonies will include a recitation of the 4-H pledge and ceremonial first pitches by an Illinois and Missouri 4-H member. As an added bonus the Cardinals give-away item for the game is a replica 1968 National League Championship ring. The first 30,000 fans age 16 and older will receive this one-of-a-kind item.
Tickets for the event must be ordered on the 4-H Day with the Cardinals order form. Ticket order forms are available at the University of Missouri Extension office, or on the web at www.mo4h.missouri.edu. Ticket orders must be postmarked by April 9, 2018. Tickets usually sell out before the order deadline so families are encouraged to order early. 4-H Clubs, counties, or groups of families who would like to sit together must send their orders in the same envelope.
Families can also participate in the 4-H Day with the Cardinals raffle to win prizes such as throwing out the first pitch, autographed baseballs, and tickets to other Cardinal baseball games. Funds raised through the raffle support Illinois and MIssouri 4-H programs. Complete information about the 4-H Day with the Cardinals raffle is on the ticket order form. 4-H Day with the Cardinals has raised $77,000.00 to support Illinois and Missouri 4-H and Extension programming.