Trailblazers 4-H Club Tack Auction

Trailblazers 4-H club along with Broken Wheel Tack will be hosting a tack auction on April 22, 2023 and 6pm.  The event will take place at the Barlow Fairgrounds with doors opening at 4pm.  New and used tack and other items will be auctioned.  Trailblazers will have a food booth on the grounds.  For more information contact Pam Moore 740-516-4157.

Horse Immunization Clinic

The Washington County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee is hosting a Horse immunization Clinic.  The clinic will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds at 922 Front Street Marietta, Ohio.  4-H horse members may trailer their horses in for the clinic and receive the required immunizations for fairs.  The clinic will be held Saturday April 29, 2023 from 9am to 11am.  We would like to thank Dr John Groah from Morgan Veterinary Services for his time and helping us host the clinic.  Please sign up at the sign up at the link on the flyer.  Payment (cash or check only) for services must be paid for at the clinic regardless if horse owner has an account with Morgan Veterinary Services.  For additional questions please contact the Extension Office at 740-376-7431.

Ohio CARTEENS 4-H Safety Education Virtual SPIN Club

The Ohio 4-H CARTEENS program is hosting a virtual SPIN club for all those interested in learning about CARTEENS clubs and safety education for drivers and passengers in the state of Ohio.  The virtual sessions will be held once a month at 5:30PM.  There is no cost to members, just join the zoom link and be ready to learn about hands on activities to implement in your county.  Please see the attached flyer for dates and topics.  Members attending at least 6 sessions will be awarded a goody bag of supplies.  For more information please call our office 740.376.7431.

4-H Endowment Committee Searching for Committee Members

The Washington County 4-H Endowment Committee is searching for new members to join the team!  The committee would like to extend an invitation to teens and adults who are energetic, dedicated, and share a passion for planning events.  The Endowment Dinner and Auction is scheduled for April 1, 2023.  The committee meets monthly from November to April to organize and plan this event each year.  The dinner and auction is one of the biggest fundraisers the 4-H committee hosts and funds raised help to send local youth to camps, trips and provides scholarships for Washington County 4-H Youth.  Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2023 at the Washington County Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  Please call our office at 740-376-7431 for more details or reach out to an Endowment Committee Member.

Holiday Crafting Day A Success

The Washington County 4-H program hosted a crafting event for local youth at the Extension Office.  Youth made bracelets, ornaments, handmade cards, decorated ornaments, designed Ugly Christmas Sweaters on the ipads and baked cookies.  They also tied fleece blankets and shopped the Santa shop for friends and family.  Youth enjoyed these crafts donated by Joann Fabric & Crafts of Marietta. 

Canter for Cancer Liv Montgomery Benefit Open Horse Show

All horse project members are invited to attend the Liv Montgomery Benefit Horse show in Jackson County.  The Open Horse show will be held on October 15, 2022. with registration beginning at 8am and show starts at 9am.  All the proceeds from the show will benefit a Jackson County horse exhibitor battling cancer.  For more information contact Sam Simpson 740-710-1340 or Jamey Sexton 740-418-8133

CARTEENS Recruiting Teen Members

We are recruiting for the CARteens 4-H Club and wanted to invite you to one of our meetings.  CARteens 4-H members lead hands on activities for teen traffic offenders once a month.  Our next meeting is Wednesday October 12th from 530-9pm or our November meeting is Wednesday November 9th from 5:30-9pm.

Our meetings start with setting up the conference room for presentations, eating pizza together for a meal and holding a short meeting with announcements. The presentation would be from 7-9pm with 4-H members leading different activities during the presentation.  Please join us to observe and determine if you would like to join our club as a teen member.  We meet the second Wednesday of each month and take July off.    We hope to see you at one of our upcoming meetings, we meet at the OSU Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  Please let us know if you will be joining us so we have enough food for the meal that evening!  You may call our office at 740-376-7431 or email .  If you have questions about the club or program please reach out.

Ohio State Fair 4-H Food Drive

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council’s Community Service Committee (chaired by Melina Matics) has developed a plan for a non-perishable food drive that will support multiple counties in Ohio! Please help the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council reach their community service goals by contributing to the canned food drive at Ohio State Fair! All 4-H families are welcome to contribute by bringing in non-perishable foods to the Lausche Building (where 4-H projects are judged) each day of the State Fair. Ongoing counts of the top-contributing counties will be tallied throughout the Ohio State Fair from July 27-August 7! Thank you for supporting our communities!

Food items collected will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. The Mid-Ohio Food Collective is Ohio’s largest food bank and it serves 20 counties covering nearly 10,000 square miles! Will your 4-H families help us contribute to the 170,000 meals provided each day in central and eastern Ohio?  – Kayla Oberstadt, 4-H Program Specialist

Chicken and Duck Pick Up Dates

The Washington County bird pick up dates are quickly approaching, and we are reminding exhibitors to have their pens ready.  Please be sure to have a clean pen with your new bedding ready for when the chicks and ducks are delivered.  We also ask exhibitors to bring your own crate, box, tote, etc to take your birds home in and be sure these items are clean as well.  Our pick up dates are schedule for July 7th from 3 to 4:30pm at Heritage Country Store located at 219 S Third Street Marietta.  The ducks will be arriving on July 21st from 3 to 4:30pm.  Please contact Heritage Country Store before arriving if you need feed or supplies for your birds at 740-374-7741. Also watch for updates on our facebook page for when the birds arrive.  If you need information the day of pick up then please call our office at 740-376-7431.  We cannot hold birds, exhibitor does not have to be present at pick up.  Please arrive during the scheduled pick up time and be sure to give your birds fresh food and water when you get them home.