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 after the August Junior Leader Meeting 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 6,714 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 the Fairfield County Fairgrounds!

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

Club Name Total
Champions 1421
Thurston Future Farmers 1391
Sewing Shefs 1314
Banner Chasing Bunch 530
Kountry Kidz 459
Amanda Work & Win 433
Barn & Beyond 286
Lithopolis Livestock 196
4 Legged Friends 101
Clearcreek Showmen 101
Cloverleaf Livestock 87
US Kids 75
Baltimore Blue Ribbons 74
Camelids Unlimited 67
Everything Under the Sun 61
Wild About Animals 37
Rough Riders 34
4 Creation 4-Hers 32
General Donation 8
KKEZ 3
Shooting Stars 3
Falcon 4-Hers 1

Community Service Opportunity: Lithopolis Honeyfest

I am reaching out to see if there may be interest in volunteering during the 2024 Lithopolis Honeyfest!

The Lithopolis Honeyfest 2024 Event Sign Up Genius Webpage is now available!

If you would like to volunteer, please click on the link below or contact me via e-mail:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DACA72DA7FDCF8-48975613-lithopolis#/

The 2024 Honeyfest is slated for Friday, September 6th from 3pm-7pm, and Saturday, September 7th from 10am-7pm. Rain or

Please feel free to contact me if questions! For those who sign up, I will be back in touch as needed and a couple of weeks prior to the event for final reconfirmation.

Thank you!

June Queen, Lithopolis Honeyfest Volunteer Coordinator – 2024

junemqueen@aol.com

740-974-7966 (call or text) 

https://lithopolishoneyfest.com

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 27th 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 – Tomorrow, Sat. June 22

Join the Fairfield County Junior Leaders for the Bottle Cap Project 2024! We need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box! All caps should be loose inside the trash bag or box – this means not little bags inside bags please.

The FINAL Weigh In will be Saturday, June 22nd from 10am-Noon, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn! You can drive through the barn, drop your caps off to the Junior Leaders at the scale, and be on your way! If you have questions, please contact our office at 740-653-5419.

See below for items that are allowed and NOT allowed – There have been changes to the collection program this year! More information about this program can be found here: CAP Program Collection Information.

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.

Teen Opportunity: Summer Service and Social with Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, June 28th

Calling all teen 4-H members! Join us for a day of service and socializing in Columbus with your fellow older 4-H members on June 28th! We’ll be helping out at Ronald McDonald House of Charities in the morning, then head to Zoombezi Bay in the afternoon. Register by June 20th at go.osu.edu/TLCServiceSocial. Cost is only $10 which covers all activities and lunch, thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation!

More information:

What: A day of service to the community and socializing with fellow Ohio 4-H teen members!

  • Service: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbus (cleaning and helping prepare rooms for new guests, making snack and toiletry packs for guests)
  • Social: Zoombezi Bay/Columbus Zoo

Who: Any 13–18-year-old 4-H members (as of January 1, 2024)

When: Friday, June 28th, 8:45am-4:30pm; RSVP by June 20th at go.osu.edu/TLCServiceSocial.

Where: Meet at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at 8:45am (2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210). We will caravan to the service and social locations and return to the 4-H Center by 4:30pm.

Cost: $10 (plus additional money for souvenirs/snacks at the Zoo). This price includes picnic lunch, entry to the waterpark and zoo, and service supplies. Sponsored by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Payment must be made by June 20 at www.go.osu.edu/TLC10.

Bottle Cap Weigh In – Friday, May 31

Join the Fairfield County Junior Leaders for the Bottle Cap Project 2024! We need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box! All caps should be loose inside the trash bag or box – this means not little bags inside bags please.

If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu). All plastic lids are accepted including cleaned out k-cups, no plastic with metal parts or paper linings please! See below for items that are allowed and NOT allowed – There have been changes to the collection program this year! More information about this program can be found here: CAP Program Collection Information.

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.

The 1st Weigh In will be Friday, May 31st from 5pm-7pm, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn! You can drive through the barn, drop your caps off to the Junior Leaders at the scale, and be on your way! If you have questions, please contact our office at 740-653-5419.

 

Bottle Cap Project – Kick Off & Update

Join the Fairfield County Junior Leaders for the Bottle Cap Project 2024! We need your help collecting plastic caps to turn into benches. Work within your club to collect clean plastic bottle caps and lids. Please bring all clean plastic bottle caps in a trash bag and/or box! If you have questions, please contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu). All plastic lids are accepted including cleaned out k-cups, no plastic with metal parts or paper linings please! See below for items that are allowed and NOT allowed – There have been changes to the collection program this year! More information about this program can be found here: CAP Program Collection Information.

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.

There will be 3 Weigh Ins this year:

  • May 18th from 10am-12pm, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn
  • May 31st from 5pm-7pm, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn
  • June 22 from 10am-12pm, Fairfield County Fairgrounds #4 Beef Barn

Our goal is to purchase ten 6′ benches for the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. If your club would like to fundraise to purchase a bench for your club (cost: $550), contact Aubry (Fowler.443@osu.edu) for more details about this optional opportunity.

 

 

Pop Tab Contest – FINAL RESULTS

Congratulations to the top 3 clubs in the Pop Tab 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 emailed advisors on 11/6/2023 on how they would like to receive their prize.

Thank you to those clubs who have been collecting metal pop tabs for the Fairfield County Junior Leaders Pop Tab Contest! We were able to collect 111.8 pounds of metal pop tabs that were donated to the statewide community service project organized by Barns & Buttons 4-H Club from Ashtabula County. All pop tabs are donated to Ronald McDonald house in Columbus to help pay the electric bill.

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

Pop Tab Weigh In
Club Name TOTAL
Amanda Work & Win 23.1
Awesome Animals 21.1
Sewing Shefs 15.9
Fairfield County JFS Office 10.5
Clearcreek Showmen 9.3
Extension Office 7.5
Fairfield Cavy & Rabbit 6.2
Rough Riders 4.8
4.8
Champions 3
Carroll Country 1.7
Camelids Unlimited 1.3
Just Kiddin’ 1.2
Baltimore Blue Ribbons 0.7
Pickerington Clovers 0.7

4-H’ers Helping Neighbors Food Drive – Contest Update

4-H’ers Helping Neighbors Results for 2023 Food Drive in September 

Congratulations to the following groups for being the top in the food drive sponsored by Farm Credit-Mid America. These clubs will receive a cash prize for winning!

  • $100 – Top Club with the most items by weight
    • Camelids Unlimited – 217 lbs
  • $100 – Top Club with the most items by count
    • 4-Legged Friends – 132 Items
  • $50 – Clubs with the most items by weight OR count
    • Amanda Work & Win (96 lbs, 108 items)
    • Fairfield County Master Gardener Volunteers (55 lbs, 76 items)
    • Lithopolis Livestock (28 lbs, 29 items)
    • KKEZ (16 lbs, 20 items)

With September being National Hunger Awareness Month, Fairfield County 4-H Junior Leaders organized and encouraged local 4-H Clubs and the Fairfield County Master Gardeners to give back to community through a food drive. Ten 4-H Clubs donated 518 pounds of non-perishable food items and the Master Gardener donated 76 items too!! The Fairfield County Junior Leaders were able to split their 567 donated items between Maywood Mission, Columbus Blessing Boxes Project, and the Vineyard Church to help our neighbors in need. Special thanks to Farm Credit Mid-America for their generous support of this community giving project by donating cash prizes for those clubs donating the most total pounds of food.

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