Adams County Jr Fair King and Queen Contest

The 2020 Adams County Junior Fair Royalty applications are available at https://adams.osu.edu/…/4-h-youth-develo…/policies-and-forms.  Applicants must be a current member of a Junior Fair organization between 16 and 18 years of age as of January 1.  The Queen, King and their court serve as positive role models throughout the Adams County Fair and beyond.

Applications are due by June 1, 2020 and can be submitted at https://go.osu.edu/acjfroyalty.  Dates and times of interviews and crowning are subject to change.

Demonstration Contest Hosted on Adams County 4-H’s Facebook Page

We are challenging all Adams County 4-Her’s to participate in our county wide demonstration contest! Simply record a 3-5 minute 4-H project demonstration video and upload it as a comment on the post pinned to the top of the Adams County 4-H Facebook page. The demonstration with the most likes at noon on April 15th will win a pizza party for their entire 4-H Club!

Videos must be posted as comments on the original post on the Adams County 4-H Facebook page. Please make sure if you see the post as a shared post, you are going to the original post to upload your video. People can vote for which demonstration they like the best by clicking LIKE on their favorite video!

All video submissions must be posted by noon on April 15th!

A great resource for what should be in a good demonstration can be found: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/4h-46

Junior Fair Royalty Applications due on Monday, June 3rd

The annual Adams County Junior Fair Queen Contest is a highlight of the Adams County Fair each year.  In 2019, we will bring back the Adams County Junior Fair King portion of the contest as well.  The Queen, King and their courts will be crowned on Sunday, July 7 during the Fair’s opening ceremony in front of the Grandstand at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Youth age 16-18 years of age as of January 1 who active members of one or more of the county’s Junior Fair organizations, including 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, SkillsUSA, and Scouts, may apply to compete for royalty court. Completed applications are due to OSU Extension Adams County, 215 N Cross St, Room 104, West Union, on or before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3rd due to June 1st falling on a Saturday.

Interviews to select five finalists for both King and Queen will be conducted on Friday, June 28, at the West Union Elementary School. The finalists will participate in the annual Fair parade through West Union on Sunday, July 7, and they’ll be interviewed on stage during the Fair’s opening ceremonies later that afternoon. Festivities will conclude with the coronation of the king, queen and their court by the 2018 Fair Queen, Carlie Cluxton.

Following the coronation, the Queen, King and their court will reign at many Junior Fair events throughout the Fair, including various animal shows and the annual Small Animal and Baked Goods sale on Friday evening of fair week and the Livestock Sale on Saturday.

For more information about the King and Queen Contest, including a copy of the rules and application, visit adams.osu.edu or contact OSU Extension Adams County at 544.2339.

Summer 4-H Camp Registration Deadline – May 17

Beginner Camp at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp kicks off our summer camping season and is only 3 weeks away!  “4-H Camp is Fun & Games” Beginner Camp is May 31 – June 3 for members just completing grades 3rd-5th. We have tons of fun planned for this camp as we take traditional board games to the outdoors and give them a Canter’s Cave twist.  Invite a friend and come ready to play!

Members finishing grades 6th-8th are invited to attend “Survivor:  Canter’s Cave” from June 6 – 9.  Come see which Canter’s Cave myth becomes legend as tribes compete in activities throughout camp.  Will your tribe win bragging rights?  We will see.

Teen Camp will be June 14 – 17 and is always a great time.  High ropes, cliff rappelling, and a canoe trip down Salt Creek are just a few of the adventures you’ll take at Teen Camp.  Take a break from the summer rush and hang out with old friends at camp!

Finally, Cloverbud Overnighter for Cloverbuds and their parent or caregiver will be Friday, June 21 through Saturday, June 22.  Parents and Cloverbuds will experience many of the fun camp activities that our older campers participate in like hiking, boating, archery, campfire and more!  Join us for a taste of what Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp has to offer!

Registration and health forms and additional details can be found at Adams County 4-H Camps.  Deadline for camp registration and payment is May 17 at 4 p.m.  Hope to see YOU at camp this summer!

Order Your 4-H Honor Cords Now!

4-H Graduation Honor Cords are available for current 4-H seniors to purchase. These green and white cords will proudly proclaim seniors’ long-time active involvement in the Adams County 4-H Program and their local 4-H club. The cords, pictured here, are available from OSU Extension Adams County. To order yours, please send a check, payable to OSU Extension, Adams County, in the amount of $16.00, on or before Friday, April 12. We will place the order with National 4-H Supply, and let you know when you can stop in to pick up your cords. Of course, purchasing and wearing the cords is optional. We will provide all area high schools with a list of all our graduating seniors who purchase a cord so they are aware of what the cord represents. Let’s show our colors at graduation. Click here to order.