Free Rabbit

This lionhead doe was born Dec 2020. She has a pedigree.  Comes with a cage and is living indoors.

If interested, text Rhonda Lonneman with your name and number and she will get you in contact with them:



Boo with the Red, White, and Blue events! 

Join the Police, Fire and EMS for Boo with the Red, White, and Blue event! This is a great opportunity for 4-H CLubs to have a table and help promote 4-H and your club!

Local businesses and community organizations are encouraged to join us for this great event. Spaces are free and available for reservation in Mantua, Palmyra, and Rootstown. Reservations are unavailable in Ravenna. To reserve a space, click here:


Volunteers Needed October 14th from 1:30-3:30pm!

Ohio State University’s Student Affairs, Athletics, and Extension have teamed together to distribute food to Portage County! We have worked with agencies to divvy out the boxes of food, but now we need volunteers to help us unload the trailer and load vehicles!

We have received over 500 boxes of food which are roughly 33 pounds a piece (pictured below). Any volunteers, youth, families that can help that day would be GREATLY appreciated! The drop-off location will be at our office in the north lot closest to Cleveland Road: 705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna, OH.

Please email Ashley Hughey if you are available to help:


FREE Food Distribution


Calling ALL agencies, churches, groups: Ohio State University’s Be Kind Food Project is coming to Portage County! We will be distributing FREE pre-packaged meals to give out this October 14th from 3-4pm (time could be subject to change based on the delivery truck) at our office. If your agency would like to help give out meals this fall and holiday season, please call and let us know how many boxes you can take! We are also looking for volunteers that day from 2-5pm to help. Let the office know if you are available.

Gold Medal Nomination Forms due September 15th!

Gold Medal Awards are used to recognize members who have shown outstanding effort, personal growth, an increase of knowledge and skill and outstanding achievement in their category!

Any 4-H Advisor or Jr. Fair Committee Member may initiate the nomination for a Gold Medal Award.   It is preferred that the candidate is not related to the nominator.

All nominated projects must have been completed based on specific project requirements, example:  Grade Day, Skill-a-thon and Judging.  All Life Skills Project Nominations MUST have been evaluated at the County Grade Day in order to be eligible for the Gold Medal Award.


Word: Portage County Gold Medal 2021

PDF: Portage County Gold Medal 2021


Please mail, email, or drop off gold medal nominations to our office by September 15th!

You can email to

If dropping off, you can use our drop box to the right of our main door or come during office hours to hand in (Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9am-12, and 1pm-4pm).

If mailing, our address is: OSU Extension, Portage County, 705 Oakwood St #103, Ravenna, OH 44266.


Advisors and volunteers: please help us recognize our amazing Portage County 4-H youth!

2020 Example:

Life Skills Basket and Bake Sale Auctions

  1. Alcoholic beverages and lottery tickets CANNOT be part of any baskets in our Silent Auction. This applies to baskets from 4-H clubs and baskets donated by individuals. Clarification on alcohol and gambling policies as they relate to our Silent Auction has been provided by the 4-H Extension Office.


  1. Clubs donating baskets must take a photo of the basket and provide a list of all items it contains. Photos must be 8×10 in size. Drop off your photo and list to Charlotte Jermy’s attention at the Fair Board Office or place it into Charlotte’s mailbox located outside her exterior office door by August 19. Or, send a high-resolution picture of your basket and list of items via email to Belinda Sasala by August 19. Belinda’s email is


  1. The photo or email must include the name of your club and your contact information. If your club is doing more than one basket, indicate which basket is for scholarship only.


  1. If you are planning on doing a basket, please notify Carolyn Eiermann via email or phone by August 19 or earlier. Carolyn’s email is; Carolyn’s phone is 330-842-0732.


  1. Baskets will be received between 11 a.m. and noon on Sunday, August 29, in the H Building (Entertainment Center). The basket must be identified as a club basket or a scholarship basket when delivered to the H Building.  Baskets will be on display until 4 p.m. when the winners of each basket are announced. Baskets should be picked up by 5 p.m., unless other arrangements have been made.


  1. There are new rules for the Bake Sale Auction. The new Sealed Container Rules for the Bake Sale Auction are REQUIRED by Fair Board and are attached to this email.


Please direct any questions to Carolyn.


2021_Recipe Card And Display Contest

Bake Sale Auction Sealed Container Rules_2021

Bake Sale Rules_2021

Life Skills Basket Rules_2021


Club Packet Pick-up

Reminder Advisors and Committee Members: Club Packet Pick-up

This includes 4-H packet information with certificates and pins, committee and advisor fair badges, and wrist bands for youth.

August 22nd from 12-2pm at the fair main office

August 23rd from 10am-12pm at the fair main office