Sullivan County pancake breakfast and 4-H activities

By Sherrie LaClair

Annually on a Sunday morning each June, the Sullivan County Commissioners serve up a free pancake breakfast. If you have never attended, I would highly recommend trying to attend this year, on June 12 at the Sullivan County Complex in Unity from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. The breakfast usually serves upwards of 400+ residents. Enjoy your breakfast, then at 10:30 be ready to be dazzled with a fashion show put on by our 4-H’ers.  (The four “H”s stand for Head, Hands, Heart, and Health, but more on that in a future article.)

Courtesy photo...from the 2010 fashion show at the Commissioner's Pancake Breakfast

You may have missed the Fashion Revue held on April 8, but you could still see many of the garments the 5-16 year old boys and girls had so proudly created.  The time, effort, and financial resources invested in the works of these youth shows in their smiles as they proudly display everything from pillowcases and aprons to zippered jackets and formal dresses.  Come show your support while enjoying your free breakfast!

State Activities Day

Not only does June bring the Commissioners’ pancakes and the Fashion Show, but 4-H has State Activities Day and local teens are preparing for the State Teen Conference, both of which will be held in Durham this year on Saturday, June 4.

State Activities Day will be attended by the top scorers from around the state who had participated in March’s County Activities Day.  We are sending rosette-winning poster entries, photographs, and 4-H members’ action exhibits and demonstrations.

Sullivan County can be proud of these club members and how far they’ve come this past year to show their individual abilities including planning, coordination, confidence, public speaking, and even interviewing knowledge skills.

“Take a Chance”

June 26 – 29, teens from our area will be attending the State 4-H Teen Conference, with this year’s theme “Take a Chance.”  Teens spend four days on campus, meeting new people, attending workshops, and going to a beach BBQ.  Other highlights include being involved with their choice from community service projects, a costume ball, an ice cream social, a hypnosis show, and a semi-formal dance.

Our teens have lots of fun, and while they don’t realize it, they’re making life-long friends and acquiring several life skills along the way.  After attending for five years, this is one event my college-age daughter really misses.

So not only come along for a breakfast with other members of your community, but also show continued support for those youth who are making a positive impact in our lives and communities.  See you at breakfast!

Sherrie LaClair is a member of the support staff at the Sullivan County UNHCE located at 24 Main Street, Newport, New Hampshire. Phone 603-863-9200. To receive UNHCE mailings, go to their sign up form. Sherrie’s email is: sherrie.laclair@unh.edu.

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