Camp Hervida Dinner & Fundraiser – Nov 13


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Doors open 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m., Drawing 7:00 p.m.

Churchtown K of C Hall, SR 676

$35 ticket (dinner and drawings for cash prizes)

Your club can provide a community service to our county-owned 4-H camp facility by being workers, donating an item to the silent auction and/or providing desserts at the Building Fund Drawing & Silent Auction on Saturday, November 9. This year’s proceeds will go toward operating expenses & kitchen improvements.

Workers are needed to clear tables and clean up the kitchen from 6:00 p.m. until finished. Another work crew is needed to tear down tables and chairs at the end of the fund raiser from 9 p.m. until finished. 4-H club members, parents and advisors who are signed up to work receive a free meal and do not need to purchase a $35 ticket.

An item for the silent auction can be made or solicited from a business by your club. Various kinds of gift baskets, gift certificates, novelties, tools, decorations, etc. are appropriate. Items can be dropped off at the Extension Office before Saturday or at the K of C Hall on Saturday by 4 p.m.

A total of 30 desserts are needed to help keep the meal costs down. Your club could provide one or more pies or cakes. Desserts can be dropped off at the Extension Office before Saturday or at the K of C Hall on Saturday by 4 p.m.

To contribute as a community service project for your club, please contact Jane at 740-568-8044. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Need a flier to promote the event: 2021 Flier

4-H Toy Drive – Items Due November 16

Washington County 4-H will be competing in Marietta Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Challenge sponsored by Superior Toyota Hyundai in support of The Salvation Army’s Washington County Angel Tree program.

1. Toys must be newly purchased and unwrapped

2. Washington County 4-H will be taking donations until Tuesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm

3. All unwrapped toys must be dropped at the OSU Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta

4. Call 740-376-7431 if questions

Last year Washington County 4-H won $5000 for placing second in the drive! The funds were deposited in the 4-H Fund at the Marietta Community Foundation.

Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply

The Marietta TSC will be participating in the national Paper Clover Campaign and the store is hosting our 4-H display at the front of their store. Stop by and support the campaign!

  • Paper Clover Runs Wednesday, October 6 through October 17.
  • Customers will be invited to add an additional donation at check-out or round-up.
  • As usual, counties will receive 80% of the funds. The funds will be used for camp and youth leadership experiences.

Timeline for County 4-H Awards & Trips – Due Oct 11

Trip Award Clarification for 2022 Trips – since some trips were held and others cancelled in 2020 and 2021, we will be starting with a blank slate for 2022. So if you are interested in applying for a trip in 2022, YOU MUST complete an application.

2022 Trip Details (as of 10/1/21)

  • Buckeye Leadership Workshop – Recreation Unlimited, Ashley, OH. March. Age 16 or high school sophomore.
  • State 4-H Leadership Camp – 4-H Camp Ohio, June 1-5, 2022. Must be age 14 as of Jan 1st.
  • 4-H Citizenship-Washington Focus – National 4-H Center, Washington DC. June 19-24, 2022. Must be age 14 as of Jan 1st.
  • 4-H Leadership-Washington Focus – Will NOT be held in 2022
  • Ohio 4-H Sea Camp – Kelley’s Island 4-H Camp, July. Youth must be ages 15-17
  • Ohio 4-H Sr. Shooting Education Camp – Canters Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, OH. July. Must be ages 12 – 18.
  • Ohio 4-H Jr. Shooting Education Camp – Canters Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, OH. July. Must be age 9 – 12.
  • Space Adventure Camp – Marietta College. June. Youth ages 11-13 and/or grades 7 – 9.

Award Applications for Members to Complete:

Club Award Forms & Year End Recognition

Charlotte Wagner 4-H Club Community Service Award – due October 11, 2021

2021 Honor Club Application (completed by club)

2021 Scrapbook Application/Score Sheet (completed by club)

2021 4-H Member Completion Report for member pins & certificates (completed by club advisors)

October 11                   Member’s application due to Extension Office.  Extension Office removes names and adds numbers to applications to provide an anonymous packet for the Awards Selection Committee to review.

October 25                      Awards Selection Committee reviews applications and selects Project Pin and Special Pin Award Winners.

October 25                      Trip Committee interviews applicants and selects winners for 4-H Trips and Margaret Meredith award.

Early November          Award winners invited to attend the 4-H Year Celebration.

November 18                 4-H Year Celebration – Ice Cream Bar at 6:30 PM and program at 7:00 PM. at the Washington County Junior Fair Building. Award Applications are returned to applicants.

Ohio 4-H Needs Your Help!

Dear friend of 4-H,

The success of the Ohio 4-H program depends on the involvement of volunteers and Ohio State University Extension staff members, which is why we feel it’s important to understand and act upon the unique experiences of those involved. As Ohio 4-H works to improve programming for youth, volunteers, and alumni, we value your opinion as an alum or friend of our organization.

As a friend or alum of Ohio 4-H, can you please take 5 minutes by Sept. 24 to complete this brief survey, which will guide Ohio 4-H’s alumni engagement and volunteer engagement efforts? In exchange for completing this survey, you can choose to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card.


Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon Winners Announced

The Barlow Independent Fair Skillathon and Poster winners will be recognized on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 4:45pm in the show barn.  Poster winners will be announced at this time and may receive their award during the awards ceremony.  Skillathon winners will also be recognized during this time.  All winners will be asked to have their picture taken after their award has been received.  We would like to congratulate the following skillathon winners exhibiting at Barlow Independent Fair.

Feeder Calf Junior winner- Jordan Seaman, Cutler Clovers

Feeder Calf Intermediate winner- Jaslynn Casto, Churchtown Community Crew

Feeder Calf Senior winner- Madison Hiener, Waterford FFA

Market Duck Junior winner- Devon Mason, Running Wild

Market Duck Intermediate winner- Kazden Valentine, Cutler Clovers

Market Duck Senior winner- Rebecca Williams, Warren FFA

Market Dairy Goat Junior winner- Hudson Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Intermediate winner- Gwendolyn Lang, Churchtown Shining Stars

Market Dairy Goat Senior winner- Haley Bolden, Decatur Buckeyes

Congratulations to all the skillathon award winners!


County Fair Exhibitor Letter

BUYER INVITATIONS: Personally contact buyers and business people in your area. Last years buyers are listed in the Junior Fair Guide. For new buyers – call the Extension Office 740-376-7431 with name of business, name of contact person, and mailing address. We will send them a new buyer’s packet.

MARKET ANIMAL ARRIVAL & WEIGH IN: Animals will be weighed at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 3. Please note the following schedule:

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm  Market Lamb Weigh-in                                 Multi-purpose Building
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm Market Rabbit & Turkey Weigh-in             Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  •  7:00–8:00 pm     Market Goat, Weigh-in                                 Multi-purpose Building
  • 7:30–9:00 pm    Market Chickens, Weigh-in                         Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • 8:00-8:30 pm     Dairy Feeder, Weigh-in                                 Multi-purpose Building
  • 8:30-9:00 pm     Market Steer, Weigh-in                                Multi-purpose Building


  • Friday, 6:00-7:30 pm                                                                                                 Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • Friday, 7:30-8:00 pm                                                                                                 Multi-purpose Building
  • Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm                                                                                      Rabbit & Poultry Barn
  • Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm              Lambs – Livestock Pictures                          Multi-purpose Building
  • Saturday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm              Goats – Livestock Pictures                           Multi-purpose Building
  • Saturday, 4:00 – 5:00 pm              DFS/Steers – Livestock Pictures                  Multi-purpose Building

 DRUG USE NOTIFICATION FORM (DUNF): This will be an online form for 2021. The link will go live on Sunday, August 29 and must be completed before Weigh-in at the County Fair. You will complete a DUNF for each animal/pen you are bringing to the fair! You will get an email confirmation after the DUNF is submitted. Remember, this link will go live on Sunday, August 29th

 EXHIBITOR NUMBERS: will be handed out along with safety pins when you check-in prior to weigh-in. These must be worn during showmanship and market classes.

MEMBERSHIP TICKETS & ADMISSION: $30 membership tickets or season passes will be sold at the Senior Fair Board Office and  Junior Fair wristbands (includes grandstand and rides) will be sold for $5 until Friday, September 3 at the Senior Fair Board Office. Those purchasing a membership ticket can vote in the annual fair election on Monday, September 6 from 1:00-7:00 pm. Daily gate admission will be $10 per person (4 year and under free).


  • August 23-31
    • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • September 1 – 7
    • 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

 WASH RACK: If it is not your day to show, please stay off the wash rack until the animal shows are over.

FEEDING TIMES: Get your feeding and pen cleaning done in a reasonable amount of time and keep the barns clean and your animals watered.

BUYERS GIFTS: Rather than providing gifts to buyers, we encourage you visit the buyer’s place of business or mail them a thank you card after the sale. Buyers appreciate your thoughtfulness, but they can be overwhelmed with gifts during the sale and trying to transport them home.

 SALE: The sale will be held on Tuesday, September 7 at 4:00 pm in the Multi-purpose Building. Exhibitors will be taking their animals into the ring during the auction. Sale Order: Market Steers, Goats, Turkeys, Lambs, Chickens, Dairy Feeder Steers, Rabbits.


  • The rabbit and poultry barn will be locked/closed during the sale. Please get all your personal items out of the barn prior to the barn being closed. Leave feed and water in your pens for your animals.
  • All kids must be in the barn to pick up their animals during the group prior to their turn to sell. For example, when goats are selling, turkey exhibitors should be at the rabbit/poultry barn picking up their animals and going to the livestock barn to be ready to sell. Once you have sold your animals, please take the animal back to the rabbit/poultry barn. Any animal being removed from the rabbit/poultry barn will be signed out and signed back in once the sale is complete.
  • Approximately 30 minutes after the sale of each small animal group, the animals will be released in this order – packers, buyers and then kids. No one will be in the barn unless it is their turn to pick up the animals.

SALE CHECKS: Checks will be mailed to you following the fair by November 1 or before.

THANK YOU POSTER CONTEST: Posters will be judged at the fair and must be in place by Friday evening of the fair. Judging is based on originality, neatness & creativity on relaying a “Thank You” message to the buyers. Awards will be 1st $15; 2nd $10; & 3rd $5. Please list exhibitor’s name & age on front of poster. All market project exhibitors are required to display a poster.


  • Setup – Wednesday, Sept 1 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Setup – Thursday, Sept 2 from 9:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Tear Down – Tuesday, Sept 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm or Wed, Sept 8 from 9:00 am to Noon

JR FAIR BUILDING: In addition to 4-H & FFA Booths there will be the following events.

  • Trash Can Painting Contest – Friday
  • 4-H Cake Decorating Contest – Saturday at 5:00 pm
  • Corn Hole Tournament – Saturday at 7:00 pm
  • 4-H Style Show – Monday at 4:00 pm
  • Pancake Flippin’ Breakfast Show – Monday 8 – 10 am
  • Make it Take it Craft Activities – Monday at 10 am
  • Cloverbud Activities – Monday 1 – 3 pm

HORSE SHOW: Move-In Friday 3:30 to 7:00 pm and Move-Out Monday 3:00 to 6:00 pm

It is your responsibility to read and practice the rules for the fair. The Junior Fair Activities Guide and the County Fair Book have this information. Junior Fair Activity Guides are available at the Ohio State University Extension Office.


  • Kurt Bohlen                                                     Curt Welch                                                       Bruce Zimmer
  • President                                                          President                                                          Extension Educator
  • Washington County Fair board                   4-H Livestock Committee                             4-H Youth Development