The 4-H Legacy ‘Giving Tree’

The ‘Giving Tree’ offers another alternative for folks to give back to 4-H. In this brief video, Sherry Kilbarger explains how money, up to a total of $1000, donated to the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment through the ‘Giving Tree’ will be matched by Ohio State, thus, doubling the value of your donation.

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Why Do These Local Businessmen Choose to ‘Give Back?’

Have you ever wondered why a couple of local businessmen might feel it important to find a way to give back to their 4-H roots? Connie visits with Fairfield County 4-H alums Ron Ruff and Steve Eversole and explores why they take time each year to participate in the activities of the 4-H Endowment Board, and the annual Legacy Dinner and Auction.

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4-H Endowment is THANKFUL for YOUR Support

This past year the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment board has been extremely busy. First, our annual fund raising effort was held in mid-June at the Miller Farm Shop near Pleasantville. With nearly 300 individuals in attendance, we were able to raise over $20,000 for the 4-H Endowment funds. Those funds will ultimately help to sponsor trips, educational events and purchase program supplies for youth currently enrolled in the Fairfield County 4-H program.

Fast forward to Sunday, October 7, 2018 and the 4-H Endowment board gathered again to help kick off the Fairfield County Fair with a pancake flippin’ good time awareness Breakfast. Again, nearly 300 early morning 4-H members, parents and friends enjoyed the donation breakfast. It has become a tradition and a great way to start the Fairfield County Fair.

During the 4-H Panorama, the 4-H Endowment board presented a check for over Continue reading

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Thinking about “Giving Back” in the New Year

We are just days away from ringing in 2018 and for many of us that typically means a resolution or two.  But, what about making a resolution to “give back” some of your time, talent or resources?  Did you ever think about some of your fondest childhood memories or perhaps memories made together as family? Are you in a place in your life to give back to those organizations or charities that helped you become the person you are today?

One of my best friends always tells me her ability to set a table, or put together a Continue reading

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New Years Greetings from the 4-H Endowment Board

In early 2000, a small group of community leaders who also happened to be former 4-H members began collecting ideas and thoughts to establish a Fairfield County 4-H Endowment fund. Their objective was to be sure funds where available in the future that could compliment the Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development program when they were needed.

The first goal was to raise $25,000 in order to establish an Endowment fund at the Ohio State University. After that goal was accomplished Continue reading

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Looking for a Last Minute Stocking Stuffer?

If you’re still looking for that last minute stocking stuffer for your favorite 4-Her, don’t forget to check out the 4-H Endowment Tumblers.  They are insulated and decorated with the Leave a Legacy 4-H Endowment logo.  They are available at OSU Extension in Fairfield County.  The tumblers are $7.50 each or two for $15.00.legacy-mugs

All profit from the sale of these insulated tumblers benefits the Continue reading

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Why Would We Leave a Legacy?


Fairfield County 2016 Outstanding 4-H award winners

This week at the 2016 Fairfield County Fair many 4-H and FFA students are concluding a year of work with a variety of projects. For my family, it has been a week of roller coaster of emotions, our first grandchild with a steer project and our son’s completing his 10 year 4-H career with market steers bred, born and raised on our farm.  Am I proud? You bet!!

But as I’ve watched Continue reading

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Thanks for Making the 2016 Legacy Dinner a Huge Success

The 2016 Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Dinner & Auction has come and gone and now that all the expenses have been paid Board treasurer Michael Michael reports we were able to boost our 4-H Endowment fund balance by $22,500.

Many thanks to all those who supported this annual fund raising effort! It could not happen without Continue reading

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Celebrate Dairy Month . . . 4-H Endowment Legacy Dinner Donor Honored

Each year at the Fairfield County 4-H Legacy Dinner & Auction the evening begins with a splash of wine and some cheese.  Just in case you didn’t know, that cheese has always been donated by the Marodore Farm, a local dairy near Baltimore.

In the early years of the Legacy Dinner we’re told the Continue reading

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