REMINDER: Help Needed in the 4-H Center

The 4-H Center needs volunteers to sit in the gazebo during the building’s open hours the week of the Hartford Fair. Volunteers are needed to answer questions (usually fair-goers may ask where a specific building is located or when an event is happening) and keep an eye on things. Youth are welcome to help but must have an adult with them. Each shift is one hour and shifts run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day of the fair. If each 4-H club would cover at least two shifts, we will have the full week covered. Volunteering in the 4-H Center is a very easy way to support our still project members and you can spend an hour or more cooling off in the air conditioning! If you are able to volunteer for a shift (or more), please sign up here.

Help Needed in the Arts & Crafts Building at the Hartford Fair

The Senior Fair Board is in need of some volunteers willing to help with intake of entries for the Open Arts & Crafts categories. The arts and crafts entries have been moved and will now reside in the New Arts & Crafts building (the old Boys Dorm). Volunteers would help take in and organize entries as they are dropped of in the days leading up to fair. If you are interested in helping, you can reach out to Darl Evans at devans@lcounty.com.

Help is needed:

Thursday, August 5th: 5:00-9:00pm

Friday, August 6th: 9:00am-Noon

Saturday, August 7th: 8:00am-11:30am

 

Also, general help is needed a the fairgrounds the week before the fair and week after the fair. If you are able to help, please reach out to Holly at holly@hartfordfair.com.

Help Needed in the 4-H Center During the Fair

The 4-H Center needs volunteers to sit in the gazebo during the building’s open hours the week of the Hartford Fair. Volunteers are needed to answer questions (usually fair-goers may ask where a specific building is located or when an event is happening) and keep an eye on things. Youth are welcome to help but must have an adult with them. Each shift is one hour and shifts run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. each day of the fair. If each 4-H club would cover at least two shifts, we will have the full week covered. Volunteering in the 4-H Center is a very easy way to support our still project members and you can spend an hour or more cooling off in the air conditioning! If you are able to volunteer for a shift (or more), please sign up here.

Help Needed at the Hartford Fairground

The Hartford Fair needs help in the week leading up to fair and the week after fair to help get things ready for fair and to clean up after. They would like 6-8 people per day to volunteer their time to help. This would be a great opportunity for 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters to complete some community service hours. If you are available to help, please reach out to Holly at holly@hartfordfair.com.

 

Community Service Grants for ServeOhio Day

4-H Clubs looking for financial support for a service activity or event… ServeOhio may have a grant for you!

ServeOhio – along with partners American Electric Power Foundation and AmeriCorps – is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for ServeOhio Day on June 19, 2021. ServeOhio Day coincides with the summer solstice – the day with the longest period of daylight in the year – providing the most ample opportunity to volunteer annually. Grant awards will range between $500 to $2,000.

How can the funding be used?

The grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for supplies, materials and volunteer support.

Who is eligible to apply?

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Ready to apply?

For the application and instructions, visit the ServeOhio website. The application deadline is May 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Hartford Fair Sheep Barn Restoration Project

Licking County 4-H member, Emma Savage, is organizing a community service project at the Hartford Fair to repaint the metal gates and level the floor in the Sheep Barn. She is looking for help and donations to make this project happen. If you or your club would be interested in helping or making a donation, you can contact Emma at 614-395-0795 or penkeeper360@gmail.com. Dates of the workdays are listed below.

 

2021 Licking County Farm Bureau’s Farmers Share Breakfast

SAVE THE DATE! The 2021 Licking County Farm Bureau Farmers Share Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021. More info will be coming, but please plan to attend and support this endeavor. This event is a tremendous support to the Licking County 4-H Summer Camp program, in both offering scholarships and offsetting registration fees!

The Salvation Army Community Service Opportunity

Looking for a service project idea to reach out to our community? These are the most requested items by The Salvation Army – Newark, Ohio Corps clients in the soup kitchen and warming centers! Blessing bags are always a welcomed treat to them! Please reach out to The Salvation Army in Newark if you or your club would like to make a donation.

Teen Leadership Applications Available

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success. Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program. Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.

Apply to be a member! Applications for 2020-2021 are available now and are due August 14, 2020. 

Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 of the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer positions.  Junior Advisor applicants must be 18-20 years old (as of January 1) when they apply.

All materials must be submitted on August 14, 2020 (application, two references, signatures, and program fee)

TLC Application: word | pdf

2020 Licking County 4-H Club Shirts Available for Order

#InThisTogetherOhio Licking County 4-H 2020

The Licking County 4-H Program is offering a Club Shirt in 2020, and we hope that your club might consider ordering!

The shirts will cost $10 each, with $3 from each shirt being donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County!

Here’s why we think you might be interested:

  • Opportunity to support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County
  • Ability to show your 4-H Spirit throughout the community
  • Convenience of being able to use this as your “Club Shirt” for this year
  • Members may be missing that 4-H Camp shirt, and want this shirt – while they wait for fall programming

Here are a few more important details:

CLUB NAME: #InThisTogetherOhio logo will appear on the back of shirt, in large size. If a club has at least ten shirts ordered by individuals connected to their club, the club’s name will be screen printed on the front left chest area of those shirts. If there are fewer than ten shirts ordered from a club, their club name will not be listed on the front of shirts – only the back logo will be screen printed. …Note: While you are welcome to make this your Club Shirt for this year, please know that you continue to be welcome to do a separate Club Shirt of your choosing – this is simply an option!

WHO CAN ORDER: Anyone can order! Advisors, members, parents, supporters! Anyone! Just make sure that you list your club, if you want to be included in your club’s screen print! If community members are interested in a shirt, but are not connected to any one 4-H Club, they are welcome to list “none” on the Club Name line of the order form.

WHEN CAN WE ORDER: Orders will be accepted until June 1st.

HOW DO WE ORDER: The order form can be found here.

WHEN WILL THEY BE DISTRIBUTED: We’ve listed the distribution as getting underway on July 1st. Well before then, we should know what the social distancing guidelines are, and how to work within those guidelines to facilitate distribution of orders. We may group club orders and drop to a club advisor, we may need to do a drive-thru pick-up, etc. Due to expense, shirts will not be mailed. It’s really hard to say details at this moment, but everyone will get their shirts in early July!

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: We’re thankful that we are able to support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County with this effort, and they are appreciative of this effort. We know that many within our community are relaying on the FPN for support and assistance right now, and surely some of our 4-H families are also among those who benefit… Once the shirt deadline arrives on June 1st, we’ll be happy to announce the total amount to be donated.

ADDITIONAL DONATION: If your club (or a family within the club) would like to make an additional contribution, simply send a separate check made payable to the 4-H Committee (note FPN Donation in the memo). We will make sure that your donation is presented to the FPN in early June as a part of the 4-H program’s support.