Buy your paper clover in October at Tractor Supply Co.

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) will once again partner with Ohio 4-H to feature the Paper Clover fundraiser. The campaign will run Oct. 5–16, and you can show your support by purchasing a paper clover at your local TSC store or adding a donation at checkout for all orders made at tractorsupply.com.

Since 2010, TSC’s annual Paper Clove fundraiser has helped raise more than $18 million for 4-H programs across the country, and more than $400,000 has been raised for Ohio 4-H in the past five years alone. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these fundraisers goes back to 4-H, with 90% of the donations going directly to supporting 4-H youth in the state where the paper clover was purchased and the remaining 10% supporting 4-H programming at the national level.

For additional details, visit tractorsupply.com/4h.

Lancaster Greenhouse Fundraiser – This Saturday & Sunday

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at the Lancaster Greenhouse and Nursery, September 17th & 18th!

Read on for More Details….

  • In-Store Sales
    • Distribute the coupon below to all family and friends.
    • 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.

Save the Date: Flower Sale with Lancaster Greenhouse – Sept 17-18

Come support the Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee by shopping at the Lancaster Greenhouse and Nursery, September 17 & 18!

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: Fall 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!

Junior Fair Shirt Fundraiser – Support the Junior Fair Board!

Support the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board by purchasing fair apparel featuring a cow! Orders and payment are due to advisor, Leslie Cooksey, or a JFB member by August 20th. Orders can also be mailed/dropped off to the OSU Extension Office. Click here to download an order form: Junior Fair Shirt Order Form

 

Shop the 4-H Vendor Sale this Saturday, July 30th!

Come out and support our vendors at the Fairfield County 4-H Craft & Vendor Sale this Saturday, July 30, 2022  from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. We’ll be in the 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 74 Vendors: the A Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive for Fairfield County Youth, Wreath Silent Auction, Pictures with Santa, Ice Cream Truck, and more!

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.

Shop the Christmas in July 4-H Craft & Vendor Sale Saturday, July 30th!

The Fairfield County 4-H Advisory Committee will host a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, July 30th from 9:00am to 2:00pm to raise money for the county 4-H program. The show will be held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in the Ed Sands Building, 157 E Fair Ave, Lancaster, OH.
<<< FREE ADMISSION & PARKING >>>
Activities Include:
-Over 25 Vendors and Crafters
-Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
-Concessions Available by Clearcreek Showmen 4-H Club
-Toys for Tots Donation
-Wreath Silent Auction
All funds raised will benefit the Fairfield County 4-H Program! Help Make the Best Better by shopping from local small business owners.
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THANK YOU for supporting the 4-H Legacy Dinner!

On behalf of the 4-H Endowment Board, thank you to all 4-H alumni, parents, and donors who helped make the 2022 4-H Legacy Dinner possible! With over 175 individuals in attendance, we enjoyed fellowship and shared continue support of one of Ohio’s largest 4-H programs in the state. Over $9200 was raised that evening of the even to support the Fairfield County 4-H Endowments.

Were you unable to attend but wish to support the 4-H Endowment Funds? Contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu to discuss options. We recognize that this year’s dinner looked a bit different compared to our last dinner in 2019 – feel free to send any feedback for future 4-H fundraising events to Leslie as well and she will share this with the 4-H Endowment Board as they make future decisions.

Thanks again to our live auction donors:

  • Buckeye Ready Mix donated ten yards of concrete.
  • Four (4) 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Tickets, being held on Monday, December 5 in the Thomas and Mack Arena on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas. These tickets are the generous donation of the Michael Family.
  • Again this year Auman Landscape donated TWO 6-7 foot trees.
  • Back, yet again, by popular demand . . . Lancaster’s oldest independent grocery – Bay Food Market along with Bay Packing donated half a processed hog, times 2 of them!
  • McGuire’s Distinctive Truck and Ruff & Associates donated a Husqvarna leaf blower and pressure washer.
  • OSU football tickets with parking pass has been donated by Buckeye Ready Mix.

Additionally, we were excited to feature a few of our 4-H members who have taken 4-H projects where they have mastered various talents and creativity. Items donated by Fairfield County 4-H members:

  • 4-H member, Kendall Wild, donated two homemade pies with cinnamon minis!
  • 4-H’er Destiny McCray painted two beautiful art pieces representing 4-H including a bald eagle and a peacock.

Pictures from the event have been shared on the Ohio State-Fairfield County 4-H Facebook Page

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

Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board to Host Annual Legacy Dinner June 9, 2022, reservations due May 25th

Event Reservations Due May 25, 2022

LANCASTER, Ohio – 4-H supporters can enjoy a night out to at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on June 9. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner catered by Bob’s Backyard BBQ at 6 p.m. The program and live auction will commence at 7 p.m.

Event tickets are $50 per person, and table sponsorships that seat eight are available for $500.

“I was a 4-H member in Fairfield County for 10 years,” said Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Board President Heather Wilson. “As an alum, I want to see the program continue to grow and support our youth. It’s been amazing to see local businesses, community members and 4-H families generously support the endowment throughout the last decade. We’re excited to be bringing the community together again to support this mission and allow attendees to enjoy a night of fun and socialization.”

Although planning for the endowment was started in 2000, it became fully endowed in 2006. The first Legacy Dinner was held in 2010 and has grown to more than 350 attendees supporting the youth in the Fairfield County 4-H program. The goal of the board is to generate funds sufficient to endow at 4-H position in Fairfield County and support the 4-H youth development program, allowing the 4-H tradition to continue for generations to come.

“Our county’s 4-H program serves over 2200 youth each year through traditional club and school enrichment programming,” said Fairfield County 4-H Extension Educator Leslie Cooksey. “Leaving a legacy is what the endowment is intended to do. Whether you’re a local business, 4-H family or community member, we’d love for you to join us and support the future of the program in our county.”

Additional sponsorships are available for the Legacy Dinner as follows:

  • Platinum: $3,000 (two sponsorships available) – Receive two dinner tickets
  • Gold: $1,000 (five sponsorships available) – Receive two dinner tickets
  • Silver: $500 – Receive two dinner tickets
  • Bronze: $250

Sponsorship and reservation forms can be found on u.osu.edu/4hlegacy. Checks can be made payable to one of two funds:

  • 4-H Fairfield County Foundation Fund (Money stays in Fairfield County. No Ohio State University gift credit given)
  • Fairfield County 4-H Endowment. On the check memo line designate: Fund #642082** (Earn Ohio State University gift credit and receive a giving receipt from The Ohio State University)

The event is held at Ed Sands/Farm Bureau Building located at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds: 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH 43130. Reservations and payment should be mailed to: Fairfield County 4-H Endowment, P.O. Box 564, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

To subscribe to updates, visit the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment blog at u.osu.edu/4hlegacy and follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/events/1866721206856119

About the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment
The endowment was created in 2006 to raise funds to support the future of the 4-H program in Fairfield County and endow a position of a 4-H Educator if other funding sources dwindle. The 4-H Endowment is comprised of two permanent funds made possible through individual donations, business contributions and fundraising events. The 4-H Fairfield County Foundation Fund allows the money to be housed in Fairfield County. (No OSU gift credit given) and the Fairfield County 4-H Endowment is operated by the Ohio State University (Fund #642082). Visit fairfield.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/endowment to learn more.

About the Fairfield County 4-H Program
4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. The Fairfield County 4-H program was founded in 1920. The program currently reaches more than 2200 youth each year through traditional club and school enrichment programming – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities. For more information, visit fairfield.osu.edu.