Greenbrier County 4-H will host their 19th annual 4-H Venison Contest, Bingo, and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the West Virginia Building at the State Fair of West Virginia.
Funds raised will be used to help fund the 2024 Greenbrier County 4-H Camp. The fundraiser allows for lower camp fees for campers, while providing them with a fun, educational, and exciting week at camp. Our campers take a variety of classes at camp ranging to crafts, recreation, cooking, and opportunities to learn more about nature. Campers not only learn more about themselves, but also learn leadership skills they will carry with them into adulthood. Youth leave camp feeling empowered and with new friendships that can last a lifetime. This event makes our camp more accessible to the youth of Greenbrier County.
There will be many activities available on Feb. 24. The day will start at 1 p.m., when entries for the Venison Contest can be dropped off. The Venison Contest has a $10 entry fee. Participants are to prepare their best venison dish, create a visual pleasing presentation for their dish, and bring a typed copy of the recipe. The Venison Contest has a $10 entry fee, and entry forms must be returned to the Greenbrier County WVU Extension Office by Friday, Feb. 16. There are two age divisions – adult and youth. In each division, first place will receive $100, second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $30. Judging of entries will begin at 2 p.m.
Our Bingo will start at 2:30 p.m. We will have a variety of prizes for this event. We will have 17 bingo games. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25. Tickets purchased at the door will be $30. We will end the day with a live auction at 4:30 p.m. following the bingo games. We will be auctioning a variety items. We are also seeking donations from businesses and individuals for bingo prizes and auction items.
There will be a concession stand at the event, and we will provide activities for children throughout the day.
If you would like to purchase bingo tickets, enter the venison contest, or donate items for this event, please call the Greenbrier County WVU Extension Office at 304-647-7408 for more information. You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/p/Greenbrier-County-4-H-100069265125335/.