Next Bottle Cap Weigh In: May 18th

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

Thank you to those who dropped off bottle caps on May 8th! The countywide collection is currently 75% toward its goal of 1,000 lbs.

If you still have bottle caps to drop off, please join the Junior Leaders on Tuesday, May 18th from 5-7pm in the Beef Barn.

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

If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu). If this date doesn’t work for you, a time can be arranged to drop them off at the Extension Office. Collection will continue until 1,000 lbs are collected.

Lancaster Greenhouse Sale April 30 – May 2

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at the Lancaster Greenhouse and Nursery, April 30, May 1, & May 2, 2021.  This year you have the option to shop online or in store!

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 Greenhouse Fundraiser PDF.
    • 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 our store location

  • Online/eCommerce Sales
    • Distribute the following coupon code to all family and friends: 4HSPRING  (valid online only).
    • Family and friends will visit and shop from our website:  https://lancastergreenhouse.com
    • Your group’s unique coupon code will be entered in the checkout portion of the online store (Click the blue text that says “Redeem Your Code” and then enter code.  This code will only be active on your sale dates: Fri April 30th, Sat May 1st & Sun May 2nd
    • This coupon will give all online customers a BONUS 10% off all plants and fertilizers!
    • In addition, we offer in-store pick up AND delivery of all online orders.  The cost and timing of this delivery service is based on the actual shipping destination and total amount of purchase.  All available options will be calculated and viewed at time of checkout.  Many times, free delivery is available if a minimum purchase amount is met.
    • 15% of all online transactions associated with your group’s coupon code will be donated back to your group (not the customer).
    • Only one coupon code can be entered at time of checkout an cannot be combined with any additional offer.

 

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!

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Bottle Cap Challenge: Battle of the 4-H Clubs!!

The Junior Leaders are starting a new community service for 2021 and need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. Store them during our “off” time in bags – inside a box as they can get heavy. The club who collects the most caps by weight will receive a personalized plaque for a bench. If your club would like to fundraise to purchase a bench for your club, contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu) for more details about this optional opportunity. Countywide Weigh In Information will be coming out soon – Save the date for May 8th or 18th to drop off your caps!

Spring 4-H Paper Clover Promotion begins 4/28/21 at Tractor Supply Co.!

Tractor Supply proudly began their partnership with 4-H in 2010 and they have since helped raise over $14 million through our Paper Clover fundraisers. The success of these campaigns has impacted over 69,000 students by providing them with hands-on learning experiences through projects in STEM, agriculture, healthy living, and civic engagement.

100% of funds raised through our two Paper Clover fundraisers directly benefit 4-H and the kids and teens they work with – 80% of donations directly support 4-H youth in Fairfield County and 10% goes to Ohio 4-H, and the remaining 10% supports national 4-H programming. We are so fortunate to have TSC stores in Pickerington, Carroll, and Lancaster.

The 2021 Spring Paper Clover Promotion will begin April 28, 2021 and run through May 9, 2021. Stop by a Fairfield County 4-H store and support 4-H!

Bogs Boots Supports 4-H

Rain or snow, BOGS footwear supports 4-H youth! We’re proud to partner with BOGS to support the growth of 4‑H outdoor education programs. Learn more about our partnership and how you can get involved. Learn more or order your pair of 4-H boots by clicking here.

Source: 4-H Professionals News & Notes 4/27/2021

Youth Volunteers WANTED! Showcase your 4-H Projects at the Virtual 4-H Project Open House Events!

This year we will not be having youth display projects at 4-H Day due to COVID-19, limiting the number of people at our event, and because it will be a drive thru event for new 4-H families that need to be placed with a club. At 4-H Day, families will receive information about Virtual 4-H Project Open House events where they can learn more about the many projects 4-H has too offer.

This is where you come in! We are in need of youth who are willing to pull their 4-H book out, a project display, and perhaps awards to share on Zoom. All project areas are welcome! We will put related projects in these same breakout rooms.

  • March 8th: Youth volunteers will need to be available from 7:15-8:30 p.m. We will do a brief orientation at 7:15 and welcome guests at 7:30.
  • March 10th: Youth volunteers will need to be available from 5:15-6:30 p.m. We will do a brief orientation at 5:15 and welcome guests at 5:30.

Each breakout room will have 2-3 4-H members with related projects – come prepared to share and tell! If you have more than one project in a similar project area, you can prepare to share more than one.

What do we need from you? If you would like to help out on either day or both days, please let Leslie Cooksey know by email (cooksey.25@osu.edu) by Friday, March 5th. Please share 4-H member name, club, and the project(s) you would like to share. 

Parents and Advisors are also able to help us with our Virtual 4-H Project Open House events. If interested, please reach out to Leslie to see how you can help!

We are looking forward to telling the great stories of 4-H projects that you all have experienced with our new prospective families!

Here’s our flyer advertising the virtual 4-H Project Open House events:

New in 2021: 4-H Virtual Project Open House Events – March 8th and 10th!

New for 2021 is a Virtual 4-H Project Clinic. Current 4-H members will display their projects and be available to share information about their 4-H experiences via Zoom. Information about specific clubs will be available as well as the opportunity to join 4-H. Prospective 4-H families are welcome to join either night! Current 4-H families are also welcome to sign on and explore project areas.

New 4-H Families: Come to our 4-H Day Drive Thru event!

We are excited that you want to join 4-H in Fairfield County. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

Join us at 4-H Day!
4-H Day is held the first Saturday in March from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the AAA Building and Ed Sands Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

In 2021, this event will be a Drive Thru event where 4-H members will receive information about 4-H, join a club, and leave with project information. There will not be 4-H members with project displays at 4-H Day in 2021. 

For those planning to attend 4-H Day, indicate your interest by completing the online information request at go.osu.edu/Fairfield4Hinterest before March 1st.

New for 2021 is a Virtual 4-H Project Clinic. Current 4-H members will display their projects and be available to share information about their 4-H experiences via Zoom. Information about specific clubs will be available as well as the opportunity to join 4-H. Prospective 4-H families are welcome to join either night!

Have additional questions or need more information?

Visit our website at fairfield.osu.edu or Call our office at 740-653-5419!

2021 4-H Family Guides – arriving in your mailbox SOON!

4-H families and volunteers who were enrolled in 4-H during 2020 will be receiving a mailed copy of the 2021 Ohio 4-H Family Guide soon. Please do not throw this away! You will not be receiving a copy from your advisor/club this year! Save this publication to help select projects when we begin the 2021 club year soon. A digital version can be found here: 2021 Ohio 4-H Family Guide.

Thank you to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for their help in getting this publication to our 4-H families and volunteers safely in 2021!

2021 Family Guide