Stock the Trailer ..Help us Fill the Pantry!! Canned Food Drive!!

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders are asking for your help with a Fairfield County Fair canned food drive!! Farm Credit Mid-America is challenging County Fairs all across the State to help fill local food pantries with their STOCK THE TRAILER, FILL THE PANTRY food drive.  By participating in this event you will allow youth to compete for monetary prizes awarded by Farm Credit for those Fairs bringing in the most pounds of canned food donated.   The Junior Leaders will be collecting your donations daily at the #50 Show Arena, drop off containers at the Broad and High Street entrance gates to the Fairgrounds.

Don’t want to shop… send a monetary donations to the attention of the Fairfield County Junior Leaders 4-H Club c/o OSU Extension 831 College Avenue, Suite D, Lancaster, OH 43130.  We will send our Junior Leaders out to shop for you.  The contest ends on the last day of the Fairfield County Fair, October 15. Your support helps our YOUTH  give back!!

HealthU – Registration Open! A healthy living opportunity for High School Members

Are you a 4-H’er interested in health? Do you see yourself potentially working in health one day? Nutritionist? Therapist? Nurse? Athletic Trainer? Geneticist?

What: Health University (HealthU) is a weekend camp in October focused on Healthy Living for high schoolers in Ohio 4-H. Join us at 4-H Camp Ohio for a weekend as we explore four of the 9 Dimensions of Wellness and explore health-related careers. We will be exploring the following four tracks of wellness:

  • Physical wellness allows a person to engage in activities of daily living without experiencing undue fatigue or exhaustion. The physical dimension of wellness is supported through health behaviors, which include exercise, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol intake, not smoking, and getting adequate sleep each night.
  • Emotional wellness involves recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings. Adequate rest is required for wellness in this dimension. If an individual’s mental function is hindered by stress and lack of sleep, they may struggle with accurately assessing a situation which then triggers negative emotional responses and disrupts emotional wellness.
  • Social wellness requires the ability to trust and respect other people and leads to the creation of supportive partnerships and friendships. Being socially well allows one to develop and maintain intimacy, and to have empathy and respect for others.
  • Creative wellness allows a person to appreciate and/or participate in a diverse range of arts or cultural experiences, and to value and cherish the surrounding world. Freely expressing thoughts and emotions through dance, song, drawing, painting, or writing are some of the ways to engage in creative wellness.

Who: Any current 4-H’ers in grades 9 thru 12.

When: Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2022

Where: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd, St Louisville, OH 43071

Cost: $50 per youth (check or card)

Deadline: Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents

Contact: Justin Bower, bower.183@osu.edu, with questions.

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

Champions 4-H Club will receive a bench sponsored by the Junior Leaders and a personalized plaque for their bench. Thank you to those clubs who have been collecting caps for the Fairfield County Junior Leaders Bottle Cap Project! We were able to collect 2,391 lbs of plastic bottle caps!! 10 new benches will be purchased and placed on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

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

Bottle Cap Weigh In Final Results
Club Name TOTAL:
General Donation 653
Champions 502
Thurston Future Farmers 396
Sewing Shefs 287
Kountry Kidz 117
Lithopolis Livestock 110
Amanda Work & Win 62
AC Extreme 60
Baltimore Blue Ribbons 52
Carroll Country 36
Awesome Animals 23
Green Extreme 23
KKEZ 22
Rough Riders 11
Wild About Animals 11
Pygmies Plus 7
Bloomin’ Clovers 6
Fairfield Cavy & Rabbit 5
Shooting Stars 5
Fairfield Fowl Friends 2
Just Kiddin’ 1

FINAL Bottle Cap Weigh-In: Sunday, July 24th

The final weigh-in for bottlecaps this year is Sunday, July 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the #4 Beef Barn at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds. 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)

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:

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Bottle Cap Project – Update!

Thank you to those clubs who have been collecting caps for the Fairfield County Junior Leaders Bottle Cap Project – We are well on our way to collecting 1,000 lbs of plastic bottle caps. We are currently at 553 pounds of bottle caps diverted from the landfill to be recycled into benches and tables!

Check out how many pounds your club has turned in below:

Bottle Cap Weigh In
Club Name TOTAL:
Sewing Shefs 209
Champions 185
Thurston Future Farmers 72
AC Extreme 41
Awesome Animals 19
Carroll Country 6
Fairfield Cavy & Rabbit 5
Rough Riders 5
Lithopolis Livestock 4
Pygmies Plus 4
Fairfield Fowl Friends 2
Just Kiddin’ 1

We will continue to collect bottle caps until Sunday, July 24, 2022!

We will have two more weigh in days (May 22 & July 24) at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds

If you are unable to attend the weigh in, please schedule a time to drop off your bottle caps at the Fairfield County Extension Office by calling 740-653-5419!

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:

4-H Cloverbud Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 2!

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders invite Cloverbuds and their family members under the age of 8 to attend the JAS’s Easter EggExtravaganza. This will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 1:00pm-3:00pm (with the Egg Hunt happening at 2:00pm). This FREE event will be held at the Ag Center/Extension Office (831 College Ave, Lancaster). Join us for crafts, animals, games, and an egg hunt.  This event is being held in memory of Cloverbud Advisor, Jane Sharp.

Save the Date: April 2 – Cloverbud Easter Egg Hunt

The Fairfield County Junior Leaders invite Cloverbuds and their family members under the age of 8 to attend the JAS’s Easter EggExtravaganza. This will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 1:00pm-3:00pm (with the Egg Hunt happening at 2:00pm). This FREE event will be held at the Ag Center/Extension Office (831 College Ave, Lancaster). Join us for crafts, animals, games, and an egg hunt.  This event is being held in memory of Cloverbud Advisor, Jane Sharp.

March 15th – Dine to Donate at Raising Cane’s

Grab lunch or dinner on Tuesday, March 15 from the Lancaster Raising Cane’s location and support the Fairfield County Jr. Leaders. This opportunity to support 4-H is from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. You must mention the fundraiser when placing your order and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to the 4-H Jr. Leadership Club!