July Newsletter

Hello 4-H Families,

It’s the Fair Edition! That means we are getting really close to the 2021 Lucas County Fair. I can almost smell the fried foods. This newsletter has some important updates and guidelines about the Lucas County Fair along with other happenings throughout the county and state. I hope everyone has a great summer and I hope to see everyone at the Fair!



County News

Fair Non-Livestock Schedule

Fair Jr. Fair Horse Show Schedule

2021 Lucas County Fair Book

Help Needed at the 4-H Cafe!

We are still in need of volunteers to work at the 4-H Cafe during the Lucas County Fair. If you have friends and family that would like to volunteer we would love to work with them as well. If we do not find enough volunteers to staff the Cafe we will not be able to open it. The 4-H Cafe provides funds for 4-H camp scholarships and a lot of other local 4-H programs. Click the link below to sign up for any shift that works in your schedule.


Important Fair Dates

  • Lucas County Fair 7/12-7/18
  • Fair Opening Ceremonies 7/13 @4:00pm
  • 4-H Project Judging 7/7
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Judging 7/10
  • 4-H Small Animals Judging 7/10
  • 4-H Horseless Horse Judging 7/11
  • Kids Activities in the Jr. Fair Building 7/13-7/18 @2:00pm

Lucas County Fair Parade

Monday, July 12
2:00 pm – Lineup – On the fairgrounds in the parking lot near Key St by the caretaker’s cottage
3:00 pm – Parade starts – The route is throughout the fairgrounds
4:00 pm – Parade ends at the opening ceremony – As we near the opening ceremony tent, you will be directed to pull over and “park” wherever there is room.

Saddle Horse Advisory Council Ice Cream Social & Awards Presentation

 SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021 2:00pm @ANNOUNCERS TRAILER in front of the Horse Arena

What to Bring:

  • Broncos– Bowls and ice cream toppings
  • Ropin’ Wranglers– Spoons, cones, and ice cream toppings
  • Silver Spurs– Napkins and ice cream toppings
  • Twisted Tack– Bowls, cones, and ice cream toppings

Lucas County 4-H Camp

  • When: July 22-25
  • Where: 4-H Camp Palmer, Fayette OH
  • More details: http://lucas.osu.edu/4HCamp

Registration is OPEN! Open to ANY youth ages 8-14, you DO NOT have to be in 4-H to go to camp so invite your friends!

Lucas County Extension Horticulture Hotline

Have questions about plants, flowers, turf, or landscaping? Call the Lucas County Extension Horticulture Hotline and be in touch with trained professionals to diagnose your problem or answer any questions you might have about all things related to horticulture.

  • April-October, Monday-Wednesday, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Phone: 419-578-6783
  • Email: lucascountymastergardener@gmail.com
  • Website: http://lucas.osu.edu
  • Facebook: @OSUExtensionLucasCounty

State News

Puerto Rico Cultural Immersion Trip

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.

Teens ages 15-19 (as of date of trip) are eligible for this 8-day service-learning experience.  The cost of the experience is $500 plus airfare (est. $600).  Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-19 (by the date of the trip)

Where: Puerto Rico (San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)

When: November 23 – December 1, 2021

Application Deadline: August 10th, 2021

Cost: $500 plus airfare — (Approximately $600)

Contact: Steve Brady, Warren County 4-H Educator, Brady.111@osu.edu

COVID-19 Guidance

Mask Guidance

  • Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at 4-H camp (day or overnight) for ALL employees AND clientele.
  • Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at any OSU Extension (including 4-H non-camp) programs and activities for ALL employees AND clientele.
  • Face masks are not required to be worn inside or outside at county offices for ALL employees AND clientele.
    • Face masks are strongly recommended for those who are not yet fully vaccinated (strongly recommended means the individual chooses to wear a mask or not).
    • There should be no asking about vaccination status or any sharing of vaccination status except for your own self-disclosure. In other words, you can share your vaccination status, but you are not to share anyone else’s status, even if they self-disclosed.
    • Everyone who feels more comfortable continuing to wear a mask is encouraged to do so; and there should be no stigma attached to this personal choice and no comments, questioning, or shaming of those who are wearing a mask.

All other health and safety guidance is still in effect, such as physical distancing and sanitizing.

COVID-19 vaccinations are our best current protection against infection and a fatal outcome. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask; however we strongly recommend eligible, but unvaccinated, individuals to continue to properly wear a face mask when social distancing cannot be maintained.