Ohio 4-H Science Saturday at OSU – Geology

4-H Science Saturdays are back in 2020! Join us on January 11 for Can You Dig it? Our friends from OSU’s Orton Geological Museum will be here with fossils and gemstones, you create a volcano and dig into paleontology. It all happens at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Find the details and register at go.osu.edu/4HSciSat.

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Teens interested in learning more about government are invited to apply for the 2020 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. A select group of youth will learn how to make a difference through public policy and action. Delegates will travel to Columbus for an overnight training with legislators and aides in the State Capital, develop policy and prepare a presentation for public hearing. Don’t miss this great opportunity for a firsthand experience of government in action and the opportunity to win scholarships. More at go.osu.edu/OYCC2020.

State 4-H Award Form Training – Dec 9

To help youth/parents/advisors improve state award applications and gain a better understanding of the state award process, We will be conducting an Achievement Award Workshop on Monday, December 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 in Extension Office Conference Room. This is the same night as Jr Fairboard Interviews.

Find information on the state process here: https://ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Space Camp Experience

Taylor Starkey attended space camp this past summer and made new friends and memories.  She says “Staying at Marietta College for Space Camp is a memory I will always treasure!  We got to go into the planetarium and got to learn in some of the college classrooms.  We got to see what it was like to drive a plane and got to see Jupiter with our own eyes.  Staying in the dorms and seeing what it was like to go to Marietta College was amazing!  Learning and having fun at the same time is exactly what Space Camp is all about!  I made so many new friends and saw some of my friends from school.  This is an experience that will last a lifetime.”

Smitty’s Fundraiser Nights for 4-H Announced

4-H in Washington County has partnered up with Smitty’s Pizza to offer customers the opportunity to support our 4-H youth in the county.  All orders processed at Smitty’s Pizza in Marietta and Reno during these dates will help our organization raise funds to support youth in our county.  The event nights are as follows:

4-H Advisory Committee- December 9, 10, & 12 from 4:00 to close

Call and place an order to support 4-H.  Smitty’s Marietta 740-374-2280 or Smitty’s Reno 740-374-2599

Interstate Exchange Club Fundraisers

The Washington County Interstate Exchange Club is looking forward to traveling this summer and are raising funds to help with expenses.  The club is hosting their annual fundraisers.  You may purchase a pine pillow for a loved ones grave site for $25.  Orders for pine pillows are due by December 6th.  Next they will be making Candy Buckeyes.  The cost is $5 a dozen and orders for these must be placed by December 10th.  Interstate Exchange members and their families will be working diligently to prepare the orders.  You may contact any Interstate Exchange member or their advisor Ellie Tullius to place your orders.  For additional information you may contact Kathryn at 740-376-7431 or hartline.24@osu.edu.

2020 4-H Camp Dates Announced

Counselor’s Camp                  June 3-4

Cloverbud Day Camp            June 30

Beginner Camp                      July 1-2

Junior Camp                          July 6-10

Senior Camp                          July 20-24

All camps will be held at Camp Hervida

4-H Alumni Award: Johnna Seevers

Johnna Seevers is a 4-H alumnus of Washington County where she was a member of the Salem Liberty Homemakers 4-H Club.  Johnna also served on the Junior Fair Board.  We are honoring Johnna tonight for her commitment and dedication to the youth in our 4-H Program.  Johnna has served on the royalty committee for over 10 years, organizing the crowing event, judging, scheduling the court once they are chosen, and serving as the liaison for 3 parades for our fairs in Washington County.  Johnna has helped many Queens, Kings, Prince and princesses throughout her tenure.

Johnna is also a supporter of the county fair.  Her love of Junior fair board continues to show as she is still helping the JFB members especially during the dairy show.  Johnna organizes the show, collects the open class paperwork and works along side the JFB members to ensure the show runs smoothly.  Her knowledge and dedication sets the example for the young members in our program.  Johnna- thank you again for your commitment to our program in Washington County.