4-H Announcements 11.18.22

RE-ENROLLMENT ENDS IN 2 DAYS! Don’t miss out!  Re-enroll today to continue to participate in 4-H programs and receive our updates and newsletter!  Deadline to re-enroll is 11.20.2022 Enroll at https://v2.4honline.com/ YOUTH AGES 13+ PLEASE COMPLETE THE THRIVE SURVEY! The 4HThriving survey IS OPEN! The survey will be automatically emailed out to eligible youth to the […]

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Cooking the Thanksgiving Turkey: Oven, Deep-Fryer, Frozen

Households will soon be preparing for Thanksgiving Day.  While most people will sit down to a roasted turkey, there are also options for deep-frying a turkey and, for those running behind, you can place a still-frozen turkey in the oven and still end up with a meal that you will enjoy.  Following are tips on […]

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Safe Thawing Instructions for the Thanksgiving Turkey

Many families purchase a frozen Thanksgiving turkey, and getting the turkey to the table involves “The Big Thaw.”  Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during “the big thaw.”  While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely.  However, as soon as it begins to thaw, bacteria present before freezing can begin to grow again.  Turkey must […]

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Fresh or Frozen: Purchasing a Thanksgiving Turkey

Fresh?  Frozen?  Organic?  Natural?  Hen or Tom?  There are plenty of decisions to make when purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey.  Turkeys to be sold fresh are quick-chilled to 40°F or lower at the processing facility, but must not go below a temperature of 26°F.  You may think that turkeys chilled to this temperature would be ‘frozen’, but they […]

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New Rent Smart Classes Available!

Rent Smart is designed to help those individuals who have little to no rental experience and those who have had difficulty obtaining rental housing.  Participants may be first time renters as they graduate from school, homeowners transitioning to renting, individuals with poor rental or credit history, or individuals who have other issues that may cause […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes and More with Food Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Recipes and More with Food Safety Tips

Whether serving the meal yourself or sharing ideas with others on preparing an upcoming holiday feast, everyone will be grateful for recipes that include special food safety tips! Just in time for the holidays, the Partnership for Food Safety Education shares recipes, videos and more with food safety prompts that will help even the novice chef prepare a […]

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4-H Announcements 11/11/2022

RE-ENROLLENT ENDS NOVEMBER 20TH! Don’t miss out! Re-enroll today to continue to participate in 4-H programs and receive our updates and newsletter! Enroll at https://v2.4honline.com/ 4-H HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE ALMOST FULL! December 18th from 2-4PM at JPCC Bring 4 dozen of one type of cookie or bar to exchange. Bring 20 copies of your recipe. […]

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Plan Ahead to Avoid Thanksgiving Panic

Over the next two weeks, we’ll consider the steps in getting a Thanksgiving meal successfully (and safely) on the table.  Our first topic: Plan ahead to avoid Thanksgiving panic. The Thanksgiving holiday focuses on bringing family and friends together over a shared (or virtual) meal.  Planning ahead will help ensure an enjoyable holiday.  Tips for starting […]

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