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.

American Red Cross Needs Local Volunteers to Help During COVID-19,

The American Red Cross is looking for local volunteers throughout Ohio that would be willing to help with local disaster responses and to help at local blood drives (protective equipment will be provided).   In addition, they are also looking for ‘HELP FROM HOME” volunteers to help with volunteer support. All required training and resources will be provided. For more info, send an email to volunteerohio@redcross.org or visit the volunteer website at www.redcross.org/volunteer …. To find out when and where you can donate blood – visit redcrossblood.org to find the closest donation site near you to schedule an appointment!

Sewing Face Masks for Medical Professionals

Looking for a great way for your youth (or you!) to practice your sewing skills? There has been a recent call for home sewists to make face masks for our medical professionals who may be running low on supplies. There are many videos and options out there. A video for a great and easy design that allows the wearer to insert a liner can be found here. There is another style of mask shown below. Sewing face masks would be a great community service project and you can include it as a citizenship/leadership activity in your project book! You can pass these masks along to any medical professional or EMT you know.

You can also mail them to the following address for distribution to Central Ohio hospitals and facilities:

Jennifer Andrade

PO Box 141415

Columbus, OH 43214

Check out more information on Facebook in the group “Operation Face Mask” for more videos, patterns, as well as local specific mask needs.

Special Note: Many of the patterns call for thin elastic to complete the masks. We know that isn’t something that everyone will have on hand for this project. We do NOT want you to go out shopping for this project. If you do not have elastic, you could make the mask that has a casing for the elastic so that elastic could be added later OR you could also make masks with fabric ties. Please continue to stay safe and healthy!

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Packin’ the Jeep with Tennessee Tornado Relief

Licking County 4-H Advisor, Alisha Tilley, is heading up an effort to collect supplies to take down to the people of Middle Tennessee who were affected by the tornado that tore through the region on March 3rd. She is looking for supplies to help the people, pets, and livestock that have been affected. Please review the list of supplies she is collecting as well as the drop off dates, locations, and times where you can drop off your donations. She will pack her jeep up with all of the donations and deliver them to the Wilson County Disaster Animal Response Team in Lebanon, TN. Please share this information widely.

4-H Cultural Immersion Experience in Puerto Rico

The best way to understand a different culture is to immerse yourself in it. Apply to be part of the Cultural Immersion project experience in Puerto Rico. You will build multicultural skills and understanding, as well as an increased ability to communicate in the increasingly diverse society that we live in. You will experience both the Old San Juan urban area as well as life in the remote mountain town of Castañer. We will also be working with 4-H youth from Puerto Rico in joint service projects around the island.

Teens ages 15-18 are eligible for this 7-day service-learning experience. The cost of the experience is $400 plus airfare (est. $650). Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip)
Where: Puerto Rico (both Old San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)
When: November 26 – December 3, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15th, 2019
Cost: $400 plus airfare — (Approximately $650)
(Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation)

Application and additional information can be found here.