Local briefs

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 01:02 PM

Chapel Hill has winner in first lady's food challenge

WASHINGTON – Vijay Dey, 12, of Chapel Hill was among the winners of the nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches put forth by first lady Michelle Obama, Epicurious, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture. Vijay's was honored for his spring roll recipe.

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” will recognize 54 winners, including Vijay, representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia,at a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, hosted by Michelle Obama on July 9. The group will join The First Lady for a healthy lunch, featuring a selection of the winning recipes, followed by a visit to the White House kitchen garden.

“Our Kids’ State Dinner is one of my favorite events of the year, and the kid chefs who come from around the country never cease to impress and inspire me with their creativity and ingenuity. I’m counting down the days until the winners join me at the White House to celebrate these healthy and delicious meals that kids everywhere will love,” the first lady said in a press release.

For the second consecutive year, The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” invited a parent or guardian to work with their child ages 8-12 to create a lunchtime recipe that is healthy, affordable, original and delicious.

Orange County to host livestock rabies meeting

The Orange County Animal Services Department and the N.C. Cooperative Extension are inviting livestock and equine owners to attend a Rabies Informational Meeting.

The meeting will take place on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Animal Services Center in Chapel Hill.

The purpose of the meeting is to educate livestock and equine owners about what rabies is, the clinical signs of rabies and available vaccines. They will also have the chance to participate in a question and answer session with local and state veterinarians.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Animal Services Center is at 1601 Eubanks Road in Chapel Hill.

For information about Animal Services and other upcoming events, visit http://www.orangecountync.gov/animalservices