Local 4-H Volunteer & Business Honored at State Conference

The Ohio 4-H Conference welcomed over 1100 volunteers and teens to Columbus as Ohio 4-H Week came to a close. The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to equip participants with resources, information, and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of youth. Fourteen youth and adults representing Washington County 4-H attended the conference on March 9 at the Columbus Convention Center.

The conference recognized Darlene Burke-Ogletree of Marietta with an Ohio 4-H Meritorious Service Award. The award recognizes volunteers for a lifetime of service and contributions to 4-H on the club, county or state level and serves as a positive influence in the lives of 4-H members. Burke-Ogletree has been a volunteer advisor of the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club for 48 years. She always challenges and encourages her members to try new things and be the best they can be. This starts with the expectation of required 100% demonstrations and 100% required project judging. She is also very involved with 4-H on the county level providing volunteer time and expertise.

Uncle Dan’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream was honored as an Ohio Friend of 4-H. This award recognizes an individual, family, business or corporation that supports the Ohio 4-H Program in a charitable manner at the county, state, or national level. The business is owned by Dan and Cathy Lang of Lowell. They have hosted 4-H fundraising events, donated ice cream, and share their talents with the Washington County 4-H Program. The Langs embody the third H of 4-H with their hands to larger service and they continue to promote the 4-H program.

4-H Horse Packet 2024 is now available

The members in Washington County 4-H may now access the 2024 Horse packet.  The packet may be found online at https://washington.osu.edu under the forms and information tab in the 4-H Program area.  This packet includes information about upcoming Educational session and clinics, fair information, and PAS show information.  Members enrolled in a horse project will receive a copy of the packet soon in their mailbox.  Animal Declaration and horse immunization forms are to be completed and returned to the OSU Extension Office by May 30, 2024.  For more information contact a horse committee member or call our office at 740-376-7431.

4-H Visits County Commissioners

Alexis Lane, from the Warren Wranglers 4-H Club joined OSU Extension 4-H Educator Bruce Zimmer at Thursday’s County Commissioner meeting. Alexis shared about the recent 4-H Open House and the growth of her 4-H club. The team also highlighted events from the recent Ohio 4-H Week, Ohio 4-H Conference, upcoming Bulls Eye Shooting Sports spring session, financial literacy programs in the high schools, and the upcoming 4-H Endowment Dinner on April 13. The enrollment deadline to join Washington County 4-H is April 1.

Saddle Horse Committee Announces Horse Immunization Clinic

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is hosting a Horse Immunization Clinic on Saturday, March 30, 2024.  The clinic will be held at the Washington County Fair Grounds – Horse barn.  Members must contact Dr. John Groah’s office prior to the clinic to schedule the vaccinations needed.  Dr. Groah may be reached at 740-962-2665. All 4-H members exhibiting at fair this year are required to have immunizations and a negative Coggins test.  Please refer to the 2024 horse packet for details.  Jill Dennis, Washington County Saddle Horse Committee representative will be on site to assist with 4-H members and families.

2024 4-H Week Promotional Event Results

2024 4-H Week Poster Results:

  • Best Promotion of Washington County – Bull’s Eye Shooting Sports
  • Best 4-H Message – Churchtown Community Crew
  • Most Unique & Creative – Churchtown Busy Bunch
  • Honorable Mention – Oak Grove Explorers
  • Honorable Mention – Trail Blazers

2024 4-H Week Social Media Results:

  • Most Unique & Creative – Oak Grove Explorers
  • Best 4-H Message – Trail Blazers

 2024 4-H Week Table Display Results:

  • Most Unique & Creative – Churchtown Community Crew
  • Best 4-H Message – SL Homemakers & LS Boys
  • Honorable Mention – Rabbit Renegades
  • Honorable Mention – Oak Grove Explorers

 2024 4-H Week Window Display Results:

  • Most Unique & Creative – Warren Wranglers
  • Best 4-H Message – Oak Grove Explorers
  • Honorable Mention – Churchtown Busy Bunch
  •  Honorable Mention – Trail Blazers

Interstate Exchange Club – Peanut Butter Egg Sale

Washington Co. Exchange 4-H Club is selling 1lb. peanut butter eggs for $8. Text your order to Ellie Tullius at 740-434-3064. You can also contact a member of the club.

Delivery will be the week of March 25.

The group will be traveling to Colorado this summer and appreciates your support.

4-H Open House – Thanks Everyone!!

Thank you everyone for the awesome 4-H Open House on Thursday night. We appreciate the volunteers working the activities and all the families that attended! We had over 200 participants plus our volunteer workers!

2024 Open House Door Prize Winners

Camp winners will receive a letter with instructions to claim their prize:

  • 4-H Cloverbud Camp Winner – Addelyn Tewanger
  • 4-H Beginner Camp Winner – Piper Yates
  • 4-H Junior Camp Winner – Paxton Zimmer
  • 4-H Senior Camp Winner – Haileigh Williams

The following winners will need to pickup items at the OSU Extension Office, M-F 8-4 pm 1115 Gilman Ave

  • 4-H backpack – Grayson Glancy
  • 4-H backpack – Nora Ingram
  • 4-H backpack – Jill Kirtland
  • 4-H backpack – Jordan Mayo
  • 4-H backpack – Keira McLeish
  • 4-H backpack – Oliver Moon
  • 4-H backpack – Maxon Westfall
  • 4-H backpack – Jackson Westfall