4-H to Host Crafting Day

The Washington County 4-H program will be hosting a make it and take it craft day.  Youth in grades Kindergarten thru 12 are invited to the OSU Extension office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta on December 22nd.  The event will be open  from 9:30 to 12noon.  Youth will enjoy wreath making, off the hook crochet, ornament making, cookie baking, Christmas movies, and snacks.  Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and register at the following link.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-46485833-holiday  You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend.  Please contact our office for further details 740-376-7431.

4-H Tree at East Muskingum Park

Thank you 4-H for sponsoring a tree to help bring holiday cheer to our community!

This year 60 area families, businesses and organizations adopted and decorated the trees. It is thanks to you that the Holiday Tree Walk came to life this year. Thank you 4-H Advisory Committee for sponsoring the tree and our wonderful volunteers for decorating it!

The Tree Walk Lighting will be Saturday, December 2 from 6-8 pm at East Muskingum Park.

Ohio 4-H Lego Kit for Sale

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the 4-H members and supporters in your life? Consider gifting them a custom 4-H LEGO kit so they can show off their 4-H pride year-round.

Packaged in a custom box, each kit contains 138 genuine LEGO pieces and an instruction manual that shares information about Ohio 4-H programming, stories from alumni about the impact of 4-H, and ways to support Ohio 4-H and get youth involved.

The 4-H LEGO kits are available for purchase on the Brixilated website. In addition to receiving a unique piece of 4-H memorabilia, your purchase will support Ohio 4-H. Through the Ohio 4-H Foundation’s partnership with Brixilated, a portion of the proceeds from each purchase will come directly back to Ohio 4-H to benefit youth development programming across the state. Support Ohio 4-H and help youth build lifelong skills today!

4-H Year End Celebration Pictures and Results

Wow! What a nice turnout for the Year-end 4-H Celebration on November 16. We had over 160 in attendance and here are the results of the evening (see program results) and lots of pictures:

Click here for a list with all of the results: Program – 2023 Winners list

Special Congratulations to our Special Community Award Winners:

  • Friend of 4-H Award                             2023 Winner- Claudette Mercer from Applebees
  • 4-H Alumni Award                               2023 Winner- Sloane Matics
  • Business Friend of 4-H Award        2023 Winner- Uncle Dan’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream – Dan & Cathy Lang
  • Friend of Hervida Award                  2023 Winner- Integrity Paving & Sealing

Hervida Receives Donation

Bean Ride Charities recently presented Hervida 4-H Camp Inc of Waterford with a check for $13,000 to build a new cabin at the 4-H camp facility. Bean Ride Charities raised the funds from their annual Bean Ride held in September. Camp Hervida provides outdoor space for 4-H summer camps, outdoor education camps, family reunions, swim parties, church camps, and picnics.

Pictured (L to R): Representing Hervida 4-H Camp-Jane Lennox, Chris Cavalier, Ellen Biehl, Cory Sampson and representing Bean Ride Charities – Oz Gober, Sam Lisk, Jenny Kyer, Avery & Destiny Lisk

4-H End of Year Celebration – Nov 16

Please come and celebrate the accomplishment of our members, volunteers, and community partners! Here is the program for the evening

Washington County 4-H End of Year Celebration

November 16, 2023—Jr Fair Building

  • Ice Cream Sundaes—6:30 pm
  • Welcome—7:00 pm
  • Pledges & 4-H Creed
  • Cloverbud Graduation
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Member Recognition
  • Special Community Awards
  • Club Awards
  • Community Service Awards
  • Ohio State Fair Award Winners
  • Ohio 4-H Horse Awards
  • Project Pin Awards & Special Pin Awards
  • Trip Scholarship Awards
  • Margaret Meredith Leadership Award
  • Closing Announcements