October Newsletter

Hello 4-H Families!

Summer is officially over and we are reaching the end of National 4-H Week. I hope that all of your summer plans went well and now you are in the midst of school counting down the days until Winter Break. This past summer was a great year for Lucas County 4-H. We are continuing to grow and we had the most club booths represented at the fair since I have been the Educator in Lucas County. I am very proud of all of the youth that participated in the fair and all of the volunteers that put so much time and effort into making the fair a great place. We have a few great opportunities for you in the next few months.

Happy Fall!


4-H Super Saturday

This brand new program is coming up in the end of October on October 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Clubroom. Registration will start at 8:45am and it is open to any youth (you DO NOT have to be in 4-H attend) ages 8-18. We will have hands-on activities lead by community members with a passion for teaching youth about their activity. There will be six stations where the youth will rotate through getting an opportunity to explore many different 4-H project areas they might not be familiar with. The stations include:

  • Photography
  • Geology
  • Woodworking
  • Grilling
  • Gardening
  • Rocketry

The cost is only $5 to cover the cost of the supplies. If you are a 4-H member and you bring a friend that is not a 4-H member then the friend and you both get in for free! The goal of this program is to introduce 4-H members and non 4-H members the many different projects 4-H has to offer. There are over 250 different projects available to take. I hope to see you on the 26th!

Lucas County 4-H President’s Circle

This new exciting opportunity for older youth is a one of a kind program gives a chance for youth to gain leadership skills, meet new friends, and make connections to people in the community. Our first meeting is going to be October 28th at 6:00pm in the 4-H Clubroom at the Lucas County Fairgrounds. This month we will be learning about leadership skills and how all leaders bring different aspects to the table. We are going to meet quarterly and is only open to past and current club presidents.

State News

Tractor Supply Company Discount Day!

Be sure to visit TSC on October 5 (that’s tomorrow!) for 4-H & FFA Discount Day. Take this flyer and receive 20% off apparel, 10% off feed and some other great deals!

Next up: TSC Fall Paper Clover program, October 9-20

Toledo Walleye 4-H Night

The Toledo Walleye are kicking off a new season on November 2nd! Last year we set many new fan attendance records, including selling out 31 of 36 home games and a new total overall regular season of 280,170 fans! Many 4-H Clubs were included in those remarkable records when they helped us celebrate 4-H Night at the Huntington Center.

The Toledo Walleye will be hosting the 3rd annual 4-H Night this year! We are excited to welcome guest speakers from the Ag industry to speak to 4-H clubs. Last year’s speakers included a representative from The Andersons and the Toledo Mud Hens grounds crew manager.

This year the event will be hosted on Sunday, February 16th – President’s day weekend! We are now taking reservations to hold your club’s seats to this sold out game.

Contact Rita Natter to reserve your club’s seats:
rnatter@toledowalleye.com or 419-725-9258

Great Lakes Apple Crunch

Have you registered for the 6th annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch yet? Don’t miss the opportunity for your 4H club to “crunch” into Ohio grown apples to celebrate National Farm to School Month, healthy eating and local farmers in October. Learn more and register for FREE!

Why register? When you register you will receive an updated copy of the Crunch Guide with tips on where to get local apples and how to celebrate the Great Apple Crunch. Your event will also be counted to help us meet the goal of 1.6 MILLION CRUNCHES this year! Register here!

Beekeeping Scholarship

The Ohio State Beekeeper’s Association is once again offering scholarships to all Ohio 4-H members that would like to start into beekeeping. This scholarship is from the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. You can download the forms at www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/4-h You can also find more details at Ohio State Beekeepers Association http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/