Dine to Donate: Little Caesars – Sept 8 – Oct 1, 2023


The Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders will be hosting a monthly dine to donate fundraiser to raise funds for their club. September’s dine to donate will be a Little Caesars fundraiser for the whole month of September! Read the details below to learn more and support the Fairfield County 4-H Program. We will receive $6 for every item sold.
The Junior Leaders are a countywide teen leadership group that focuses on 4-H community service, leadership, and more! Their big events include planning the Fairfield County 4-H Advisor Recognition, County 4-H Scholarship, and the Bottle Cap Bench Project!
Thank you for the support!


Our Fundraiser Starts Today! It’s pizza time! Starting today and for the next 4 weeks, we’re selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits and In-Store Meal Deals to raise money for the Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders Club. To reach our goal, we need everyone’s help. It’s easy to join the fun! To get started, follow this link or scan the QR code with your phone to order pizza kits and meal deals! Pizza Kits will be delivered directly to your buyers via FedEx, so send your link to family & friends across the country, too. Hot News! Little Caesars Fundraising now offers In-Store Meal Deals. Buyers can purchase promo codes that can be redeemed for hot pizza at their local Little Caesars. Post your unique link on your social media pages to reach even more people. Every item we sell earns $6 profit and makes an impact. Don’t forget to buy your own! If you need technical help with the fundraiser, contact our support team at Little Caesars Fundraising at M-F 8:30am-6:00pm ET at 888-4LC-KITS.

If you have any questions about our fundraiser, contact the Fairfield County Extension Office at 740-653-5419.

4-Hers Helping Neighbors Fight Hunger – Food Drive Contest in September

4-H’ers Helping Neighbors Fight Hunger – 2023 Food Drive Rules

  • Join Fairfield County 2-1-1 & H3: Hunger Coalition during September for Hunger Action Month to help fight hunger in our communities!
  • Thank you to Farm Credit Mid-America for sponsoring the prize money for our club contest!
  • Each week items will be donated to food pantries, meal sites, and shelters across Fairfield County
    • Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders are working with Fairfield 2-1-1 to identify recipients in every region of our county to reach as many as possible
  • Timeline:
    • Starts Tuesday, Sept 5 at 7:30am
    • Ends Friday, Sept 29 at 4pm
  • Items must be dropped off at the Fairfield County Extension Office (831 College Ave, Lancaster) by Friday, Sept 29th at 4pm.
    • Items can also be dropped off when pre-scheduled county 4-H meetings are taking place at the Extension Office (example: Endowment Board, Junior Leaders, Show Committee Meeting, etc)
  • There are a few ‘off site’ collection times when items can be dropped off
    • Sept 9th from 9am-3pm – Ed Sands Building (During Skillathon)
    • Sept 24th from 11am-4pm – Ed Sands Building (During Skillathon)
  • Members will tell county staff the club name or label their items at drop off in order to receive credit
  • Clubs will be competing by total weight of items and item count in the club contest.
    • In order to receive the top prizes, a club must donate at least 100 pounds or 100 items
  • Awards:
    • $100 – Top Club with the most items by weight
    • $100 – Top Club with the most items by count
    • $50 – 6 Clubs with the most items by weight OR count
  • Items Most Needed:
    • Canned Fruit
    • Soup
    • Cereal
    • Canned Meats
    • Cooking Oil
    • Sugar, Flour, Spices
    • Hygiene Items
    • Paper Products
    • Cleaning Supplies

Horse Exhibitors – Stall Curtains Available

Horse Exhibitors – Do you have any interest in stall curtains? Now is the time to claim your own set of Green & Gold Curtains!

The following items were donated to the Fairfield County Horse Advisors to be used by 4-H Families:

  • Deluxe Stall Decoration (Green Pac w/ Gold Trim)
  • Have been stored in a clean tack box
  • Originally purchased for $1,529 in 1980
  • Contains:
    • 3 Tack Curtains (8’ x 12’)
    • 1 Tack Curtain (8’ x 8’) – Front
    • 1 Tack Curtain (8’ x 4’) – Door
    • 2 Name Panels (6’ x 4’)
    • 2 Valances (13” x 12’)
    • Curtain Tie Backs
    • 4 Chair Covers
    • 1 Table Cover
    • Extras:
      • 5 Tack Curtains 8’ x 12’
      • 8 Valances
      • 1 Ceiling Cover

Please contact the OSU Extension office at 740-653-5419 to claim your items by Aug. 11, 2023. Items can be picked up at the Fairfield County Extension Office (831 College Ave, Suite D, Lancaster)

Junior Leader Outdoor Furniture Sale

Want to help the Junior Leaders raise money for their club activities? Order an outdoor bench or picnic table today! Items are made from the plastic caps that 4-H clubs have been collecting and have been recycled. Items can be purchased by clubs or individuals and will be placed where the owner chooses. Please complete an order form: Junior Leader Outdoor Furniture Sale. All orders are due to the Extension Office by Aug. 11, 2023

Option 1: 4 Foot Bench $440
Color Choice: Cedar or Gray

Option 2: 6 Foot Bench $600
Color Choice: Cedar or Gray

Option 3: 8 Foot Picnic Table $1450
Color Choice: Cedar or Gray

To order an item, complete an order form above. Checks can be made out to the Fairfield County Junior Leaders. Please email Aubry or call the office with your order by August 11th!

These items will be ordered mid-August and will be available for pick up in November. More details will be shared with those who purchase an item as timelines are finalized.

Bottle Cap Project – FINAL RESULTS

Congratulations to the top 3 clubs in the Bottle Cap Project Club Contest:

1st Place: Champions

2nd Place: Thurston Future Farmers

3rd Place: Sewing Shefs

As a reminder the top 3 clubs will receive a ‘cash’ prize for winning. Aubry will be reaching out to advisors on the week of 7/31 on how they would like to receive their prize.

Thank you to those clubs who have been collecting caps for the Fairfield County Junior Leaders Bottle Cap Project! We were able to collect 3,088 lbs of plastic bottle caps!!

We are excited to be able to offer outdoor furniture for sale to our community, and work with sponsors for new items at Alley Park.

Curious how how much your club collected? Check out how many pounds your club turned in below:

Bottle Cap Weigh In
Club Name Total
Champions 759
Thurston Future Farmers 433
Sewing Shefs 406
Lithopolis Livestock 346
Camelids Unlimited 231
Banner Chasing Bunch 229
Carroll Country 4-Hers 102
Kountry Kidz 100
Amanda Work & Win 76
Rough Riders 64
Wild About Animals 58
Clearcreek Showmen 48
Baltimore Blue Ribbons 31
Shooting Stars 25
Cloverleaf Livestock 24
Superior Showmen 34
Extension Office 13
Pygmies Plus 13
4 Legged Friends 11
Falcon 4-Hers 11
Green Extreme 8
Fairfield Cavy & Rabbits 6
Junior Leaders 3

Club Help Needed: Decorate a Garland

The Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee needs a few more clubs to decorate a Holiday Garland for the 4-H Craft & Vendor Show on July 29th. Club Members or Advisors can pick up a garland from Gail Ellinger at Punky’s Tack & Feed Store (5800 Westfall Road, Lancaster). Decorated garlands will be donated back to the Advisory Committee for the Silent Auction that will take place on July 29th from 9am-3pm at the 4-H Craft & Vendor Show.  All funds raised from these garlands will directly benefit the 4-H Program as the advisory committee pays for award banquets, trips, scholarships and more! Thank you to the clubs who have claimed and decorated a garland already.


There are 4 garlands left, so please call Gail (740-808-2523) or stop by the shop to claim yours today!

This garland is one that Special Projects 4-H Club decorated for the Silent Auction

Shop the 4-H Craft & Vendor Sale on Saturday, July 29th!

Come out and support our vendors at the Fairfield County 4-H Craft & Vendor Sale on Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. Vendors will be in the Beef Barn, Ed Sands & AAA Buildings. Get some early Christmas shopping taken care of or just shop for yourself, birthdays, and other special occasions coming up!

There are many activities to participate in that day in addition to shopping from over 130 Vendors: Silent Auction, a DJ, Showmen’s Closet (Resale shop for Show Clothes), SANTA, Crafts for the littles, Perry’s Ice Cream, and The Lancaster Firefighters Toys for Kids Toy Drive.

The event, which will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the Ed Sands Building 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH, will help raise funds for county activities like summer camp, state trips, awards, and so much more in the county.

Club Community Service Opportunity: Toy Drive

4 Legged Friends 4-H Club  is challenging all 4-H Clubs to collect new unwrapped toys to donate to the Lancaster Firefighters Toys for Kids Toy Drive! Club members should work together to collect some of their favorite toys especially games and puzzles to donate to the drive. All items can be dropped off at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 29th from 9am-3pm between the Ed Sands & AAA Buildings! Use your ‘Hands for Larger Service’ to help children in our community while competing against your fellow 4-H Clubs. Who is up to the challenge?!

Final Bottle Cap Weigh In for 2023 Contest – July 7th!

The Junior Leaders will be continuing with their Bottle Cap Project for 2023 and need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. All plastic lids are accepted including cleaned out k-cups, no plastic with metal parts or paper linings please!

The FINAL Weigh In for the 2023 Contest will be Friday, July 7th from 3-5pm in the #4 Beef Barn.

As a reminder do not bring any plastic caps that my contain metal or paper


If your club is unable to attend this weigh in, we will continue the contest in 2024 so you can save your plastic caps until then. If you have questions, call our office at 740-653-5419!

Bottle Cap Weigh In – Sunday, May 21

The Junior Leaders will be continuing with their Bottle Cap Project for 2023 and need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. All plastic lids are accepted including cleaned out k-cups, no plastic with metal parts or paper linings please!

The next weight in will be May 21 from 11am-1pm in the #4 Beef Barn.

The club who collects the most caps by weight will receive a cash prize for your club to use for end of the year activities. 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.