2023 Junior Fair Board Application

Come be a part of the team! The application for the 2023 Hartford Fair Junior Fair Board is now available HERE. Completed applications must be turned in by November 15, 2022. Applicants must be age 14 as of 01/01/2023 to apply for the junior fair board. Interviews will take place on Saturday, December 3rd at the Licking County Extension Office. Once you have submitted your application, please call our office at 740-670-5315 to schedule your interview.

 

Holiday Toy Collection to Benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Let’s put our “hands to larger service!” Licking County 4-H is partnering with Karis’ Cause to collect toys, games, and gift cards for patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital this holiday season. Items should be new, in original packaging. Please do NOT bring presents gift wrapped. Items should be dropped of to the Licking County Extension Office by November 18, 2022. Suggested items are listed below, but please know this is not a definitive list.

Gift ideas:

  • $10 gift cards to stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.
  • Craft Items: crayons, markers, paint, stickers, Play Doh, clay, art sets, etc.
  • Games: board and card games
  • Video Games: Wii and XBOX 360 or One
  • Toys: Puzzles, matchbox cars, lego/building sets, dolls, stuffed animals, etc.

2022 Fall Paper Clover Campaign at TSC

It’s Paper Clover time at your local Tractor Supply Company! The TSC Fall Paper Clover Campaign will run October 5-16, 2022 at all locations throughout the nation. Please consider making a donation when you stop by your local TSC location. Funds from these campaigns help support our youth who are selected to attend state and national trip opportunities as well as other scholarships. Thanks to Tractor Supply Company for their continued support of 4-H! You can give in stores or online by visiting www.tractorsupply.com.

LAST CALL! Achievement Awards and Scholarship Forms Due

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Licking County 4-H Tractor Club

It’s time for 4-H TRACTOR CLUB! Licking County 4-H is proud to offer two 4-H Tractor Clubs, and both clubs are about to begin weekly meetings – which will run October through December. If you have an interest in tractors, lawn mowers, engines, and power equipment in general, check out what the 4-H Tractor Club in your area has to offer!

Bonus, beginning with the fall of 2022, our Licking County 4-H Tractor Clubs will begin utilizing new equipment for some of their club meetings and certification programs. A Kubota tractor, along with several attachments and two wagons were donated by a community business for 4-H Tractor Club use during skills training and testing. That equipment is housed at the Hartford Fair, and used for onsite work as needed throughout the year – with 4-H Tractor Clubs being able to schedule programming when needed, and also assisting with the maintenance of the equipment throughout the year. A partnership with the Hartford Fair that will greatly enhance our educational programming abilities!

Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

My Very Own Blanket – Community Service Opportunity

My Very Own Blanket is dedicated to warming the heart of every child in the foster care system with a blanket, to give them a feeling of comfort, security and most of all, a SMILE.  Handmade blankets are created through the loving care of volunteers. We connect diverse people, community groups, businesses and services through this volunteer opportunity and ministry to our children in foster care. These gifts are comforting and familiar, and children can take them from one home to another.  Thousands of blankets are donated each year to children in foster care. Each blanket is personalized with the child’s name, a tradition for My Very Own Blanket since 1999.

Volunteers are needed to sew/create blankets that can then be given to children in the foster care system, so that no matter what, each foster child has something that belongs to them and can be a comfort to them. Blankets can be sewn/quilted, crocheted, knitted, or no-sew fleece blankets. All blankets must be new and handmade as the handmade aspect is an important part of the gift.

Blankets can be donated to My Very Own Blanket in Westerville, OH, or reach out to My Very Own Blanket and they will put you in touch with an agency in Licking County so that blankets can stay within our community.

This would be a great opportunity for clubs for a community service project. Check out https://www.myveryownblanket.org/ to learn more about the process and the requirements/guidelines for creating blankets.

 

HEALTHU

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

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

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/4HHealthEvents (will go live mid-September)

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

2022 4-H Golf Outing

The Licking County 4-H Committee will hold their annual golf outing on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Raccoon Valley Golf Club in Granville. Tee off will be at 11:30am and includes 18 holes with cart, beverages, and a steak dinner. You can view more information as well as the form to register HERE.

If you or someone you know would be interested in being a corporate ($500 and included a team registration) or hole sponsor ($50), those opportunities are available. The committee is also in search of door prize donations. Reach out to a 4-H Committee member or call the Licking County Extension Office at 740-670-5315.

There will also be a special raffle for a pair of OSU Football tickets to the OSU vs Rutgers game on October 1, 2022. Raffle tickets are $20 each and only 200 will be sold. You do not need to be present at the golf tournament to win, so reach out to a Licking County 4-H Committee member to purchase your raffle tickets today!

All proceeds benefit the Licking County 4-H Youth Development Program Awards and Scholarship Opportunities.

Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

It’s time to start thinking about recognition opportunities for our many 4-H Members! All are welcome, but we especially encourage those parents and Advisors who will have teens age 14 (as of 01/01/23) – and those teens – to attend… Let us explain the many options, share some resources, and then give you some great examples to get you started! Let us know if you’re planning to attend, as we want to have plenty of handouts for everyone!

What: Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

When: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Licking County Extension Office Conference Room – 771 East Main St., Newark, OH 43055