Save the Date: 4-H Craft and Vendor Show is July 30th

Think by July we’ll be looking forward to a cool down? Perhaps for one day, we can all think about Christmas! Come join us for our Craft and Vendor Show sponsored by the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds (Ed Sands and AAA Buildings). Enjoy some early Christmas shopping, donate a new, unwrapped toy for Firefighters for Kids, and a great lunch from Clearcreek Showmen 4-H Club!

We are currently SOLD OUT of vendor space for 2022. Questions can be directed to Cindy Gilfillen at cag8845@gmail.com.

Funds raised support the Fairfield County 4-H Program for county activities like summer camp, state trips, awards, and so much more.

This is a great way to shop locally and support the county 4-H program. Parking and admission is free for the event. For more information about the Fairfield County 4-H program, visit fairfield.osu.edu.

Link to Event Facebook Page: Fairfield County 4-H Craft and Vendor Show

List of vendors as of June 15, 2022

  • Barb Nelson – Lula roe
  • Carol Crawford – Fabric Crafts
  • Debbie Romine – Chalk Painted Items
  • Arla Canby – Homemade Candy Apples and Baked Goods
  • Norma McDonald – Handmade Crafts
  • Debra Waites – Artwork
  • Robin Wells – Sparkles Paparazzi
  • Libby Cavanaugh – Animal Rescue Items
  • Tonya Shaffer – Scentsy
  • Jamie Mast – Wreaths
  • Connie Zyvoski – Candle Tarts / Yard Wood
  • Megan Deel – Accessories
  • Jason Glaser – Metalwork
  • Destiny Ogg – Macramé
  • Kary Holbrook – Candles/Wax Warmers
  • Karen Willems – Crocheted items
  • Jo Binkley – Photography
  • Ruth Tuthill – Tumblers
  • Lauren Kidd – Ashes & Roses
  • Shirley Kruse – Kids Decorations
  • Bailey Smith – Home Goods & Decor
  • Cierra Andrews – Jewelry
  • Lisa Richards – Bandanas & Pet Beds
  • Irira Penry – Beauty Aides
  • Julie Barnes – Kids Hairclips and Flips
  • Margaret Myers – Around the World Items
  • Michelle Evans – Skin Care Avon
  • Maryanne Johnston – Items for Children & Adults
  • Allison Cramer – Mary Kay Makeup
  • Keith Mauger – Engraving Awards
  • Theresa Faulkner – Flower Arrangements
  • Aubry Shaw – Alpaca Products
  • Angie Chapman – T-Shirts Grafix
  • Julia Blackford – Christmas Crafts
  • Angela Risser – Chalk Designs
  • Kathy Salyers – Wood Signs
  • Rhonda Jenkins – Porch Leaners (Holiday, Welcome)
  • Stephanie Pamilio – Glass Etched
  • Sherryl Schall
  • Deb Stutzman – Homesewn
  • Linda Hollen – Air Fresheners
  • Dannett Williams – Fiber Arts Quilting
  • Steve Bell – Horseshoe Art
  • Robert Seymour – Signs
  • Jonile Scott – Handmade Treasures
  • Susie Mason – Texas Sheet Cakes, Pumpkin Bread
  • Judith Horvath – Bath & Body
  • Robin Mankin – Handmade Sublimation Shirts
  • Carl Taylor – Engraved Glass
  • Wayne Neff – Crafts
  • Katrina Harsly – Burlap Bags
  • Susan Hutchinson – Handcraft Leather
  • Linda Todd – Alcohol Ink Paintings
  • Susan Marteney – Jewelry Explosion
  • Hope Eddy – Handmade Items

Bottle Cap Weigh In: May 7th and/or May 22nd

4-H Clubs do you have bottle caps to weigh in?

Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box to the May Weigh-Ins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds!

Weigh Ins will take place in the #4 Beef Barn at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on:

  • Saturday, May 7th, 9:00 – 11:00am
  • Sunday, May 22nd, 11:00am – 1:00pm

If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu)

Reminder on the rules:

  • Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids.
  • Collect only caps that are approved – they must be ALL plastic and clean (no food residue please)
  • Store them during our “off” time in bags – inside a box – they will get heavy
  • Bring them to the Extension Office for the Club Weigh-In 
  • Fundraise to purchase a bench for your club Contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu) for more details (optional)
  • The club who collects the most caps by weight will receive a bench sponsored by the Junior Leaders and a personalized plaque for their bench.

Caps you should be collecting vs unaccepted caps:

Support 4-H while shopping on Amazon!

Help the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee raise money while shopping at no additional cost to you!

1. Start at Smile.Amazon.com
2. Sign in with your current Amazon account or create a new one
3. Search for “Fairfield County OH 4-H Advisory Committee” as the charitable organization you want to support under choose a charity (located under the search bar)
4. Shop Amazon as you normally would and 0.5% of your eligible purchase is donated to the county 4-H program!
5. Once you select your charity, it will be saved so just start at smile.amazon.com each time you shop!

Save the Date: Spring Flower Sale with Lancaster Greenhouse – April 29 – May 1

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at the Lancaster Greenhouse and Nursery, April 29 – May 1!

Read on for More Details….

  • In-Store Sales
    • Distribute the coupon below to all family and friends. A whole page of coupons can be found here: Spring Flower Sale Coupons
    • Group supporters will shop as a “normal customer” on the above dates listed.  If we happen to have any current in-store sales and promotions taking place, they will be able to take advantage of those just like a typical customer.
    • At time of checkout, customers will give a copy of the attached coupon to our cashier so we know they are associated with your group and 15% of their transaction will be donated back to your group (not the customer).
    • Absolutely no coupons can be distributed at the store location

This is a fundraising event for the 4-H Advisory Committee. The 4-H Advisory Committee supports county 4-H programming for all youth members and adult volunteers including, but not limited to: Awards and banquets, trips and scholarships, printing costs, special programming costs, and more!

Please share this post with family members and friends!

New 4-H Volunteers Needed!

Join Fairfield County 4-H as a new 4-H Volunteer!

Applications, background check AND References are due to the OSU Extension Office by February 1st. Application are available here. New Volunteer Training will take place online through an online course system and must be completed by April 15th. Advisors are needed to support members across the entire county. There are a few clubs that need additional help so potential volunteers can ‘learn the ropes’ and not have the responsibility to take on the entire club or a new club. Contact our office at 740-653-5419 to learn more!

2022 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration is now open!

Advisors and Youth age 13 & Older,

Registration is now open for the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference to be held on Saturday, March 12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Conference check-in will start at 8:00 am with sessions starting at 9 am.  The day should be finished by 4 pm.

Fairfield County will be having at least 4 advisors recognized that day, so please plan on helping them celebrate!

Registration forms and the $40 payment (checks made to 4-H Advisory Committee, please) are due to our office by 4 pm on February 8th. There will be scholarships for youth that completed an Ohio Achievement Form and the first 5 adults that register for the conference.

The registration booklet containing session and workshop descriptions available can be found here.  The registration form is here.

Sessions and workshops coded ‘Teens’ is geared towards teens.  Sessions and workshops coded as ‘Adults’ are for adult volunteers.  Sessions for both groups are coded as ‘Both.’  Please keep in mind when registering for the Conference that a person can’t attend a workshop and session during the same time period.

Questions?  Please call our office at 740-653-5419 or Missy at 740-277-4631

Treasurer’s Book Contest Results

Congratulations!

The Fairfield County 4-H Treasurer’s Book Annual Contest is proudly sponsored and funded each year by the Friendly Bremen Banking Center. Thank you, Jodi Motta and Vinton County Bank, for their support and organization of this contest.

The role of the club treasurer is to handle all money matters of the club and maintain accurate financial records.  When the Treasurer’s Book is complete, it should document the activities by its members for one year. It becomes a historical document to that accurately records the club’s income and expenses, and shows that the club is in good financial standing.

All treasurers are eligible and encouraged to submit a book each year. There is a monetary award that goes to the winners and they go directly to that individual. The 4-H Treasurer Book Rubric was used to evaluate each treasurer’s book that was submitted in the contest. Employees of the bank will review the books and choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Each member who places will receive a visa gift card.

The 2021 results are:

  • Tanner Affolter – 1st place. Tanner is a member of the Amanda Work and Win 4-H Club.
  • Marissa Newman – 2nd place. Marissa is a member of the Clearcreek Showmen 4-H Club.
  • Megan Tooill – 3rd place. Megan is a member of the AC Extreme 4-Hers 4-H Club.

Thank you to all of the members who participated in the Treasurer’s Book contest this year. Keep up the good record keeping! If your club did not participate this year, we hope you will keep this contest in mind and participate next year.

Secretary’s Book Contest Results

Congratulations!

The Fairfield County 4-H Secretary’s Book Annual Contest is proudly sponsored and funded each year by the family of Robert L. Hillman who was a 4-H advisor for many years in Pickaway County. Mr. Hillman believed strongly in teaching and practicing quality record keeping within the structure of the 4-H program. He continued to support his grandchildren, Adam, Milea, and Sarah Maxwell, in their 4-H endeavors in Fairfield County until his death in 2003. To continue his long-standing commitment to the tradition of record keeping and the 4-H program, his family is proud to sponsor this competition in his memory.

When the Secretary’s Book is complete, it should document the activities by its members for one year. It becomes a historical document to be enjoyed for years to come as individuals review it with fondness and memories.

All secretaries are eligible and encouraged to submit a book each year. There is a monetary award that goes to the winners and they go directly to that individual. The 4-H Secretary Book Rubric was used to evaluate each secretary’s book that was submitted in the contest. Each book was evaluated and received a one-, two-, or three-star rating based on the rubric. Based on the ratings, the top  individual will receive a monetary award.

The 2021 results are:

  • Stephanie Bowers – 1st place, 3 Star Book. Stephanie is a member of the Sewing Chefs 4-H Club.
  • Jadin Triplett – 2nd place, 1 Star Book. Jadin is a member of the Rough Riders 4-H Club.
  • Lily Dennis – 3rd place, 1 Star Book. Lily is a member of the Amanda Work and Win 4-H Club.
  • Colton Tooill – 4th place, 1 Star Book. Colton is a member of the AC Extreme 4-Hers 4-H Club.

Thank you to all of the members who participated in the Secretary’s Book contest this year. Keep up the good record keeping! If your club did not participate this year, we hope you will keep this contest in mind and participate next year.

New 4-H Volunteer Applications Available Now!

Join Fairfield County 4-H as a new 4-H Volunteer!

Applications, background check AND References are due to the OSU Extension Office by February 1st. Application are available on the website under the Club Advisor Resources. New Volunteer Training will take place online through an online course system and must be completed by April 15th. Advisors are needed to support members across the entire county. There are a few clubs that need additional help so potential volunteers can ‘learn the ropes’ and not have the responsibility to take on the entire club or a new club.

Also, NEW Clubs are also welcome…if interested, we need to start having the conversation NOW so we can be sure all is in order before the start of the 2022 4-H year. Contact our office at 740-653-5419 to learn more!

Advisors: Check Your Emails for Advisor Recognition Information

Fairfield County 4-H Advisors,

You should have received the following email with your Drive Thru invitation on Friday, Nov. 12th. It has your own personalized link, so be sure to RSVP via the email you received. If you haven’t seen it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folder! If you still can’t find it, you can call in your RSVP too.

The Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders would like to invite you to attend the Advisor Recognition Event on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. This will be an open house event, so please stop by to pick up your complimentary breakfast sandwich. Milestone gifts (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 years) will be distributed. This is taking place at the same time as Check Pick Up Day so you can pick up checks, end of the year packets, and breakfast at the same time!

You are invited to attend as a “Thank You” for your service as a 4-H volunteer and to celebrate the 2021 4-H club year. We will have end of year packets, gifts/awards for each advisor, a photo station and other fun activities!

  • What: Advisor Recognition Event (Hot Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee/Hot Chocolate provided by Falcon’s Nest)
  • When: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am – Noon
  • Who: All Fairfield County Advisors (This is for ALL Advisors – Tractor Maintenance & Shooting Sports too!)
  • Where: OSU Extension Office Parking Lot, 831 College Ave, Lancaster
  • Cost: No charge

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 24th by completing your personalized RSVP survey found in your email. DO NOT FORWARD your email to any other advisors since the links are personalized. Please complete the survey regardless of if you can attend, we will work with those clubs who can’t attend to pick up their packets and gifts.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP by phone, please call 740-653-5419. We look forward to seeing you on Dec 4th!