Real Money Program at Marietta High School

With the help of many community volunteers who staffed 14 business booths, juniors at the Marietta High School recently participated in a Real Money Real World simulation. Students chose a career for the simulation based upon their current area of study at Marietta High School. They also spent their monthly salary visiting the various booths making spending choices based on their family situation hoping they would have enough money to make ends meet at the end of the month.

The program is a product of OSU Extension and was organized for the school by Bruce Zimmer, 4-H Extension Educator in collaboration with Marietta High School teacher Millie Stuthard. Here are some pictures of our volunteers that helped out!

 

Real Money Program at WCCC

OSU Extension hosted a Real Money, Real World financial literacy program for students at the Washington County Career Center. Special thanks to our local volunteers and businesses that helped staff the financial tables. (and Peoples Bank for sponsoring lunch from Huck’s Farm Market!). Here is a list of everyone that helped out for the day. Sorry, I missed getting pictures of a couple of volunteers!

Is your high school interested in learning more about the Real Money, Real World program and teaching practical, hands-on financial literacy to your juniors or seniors? Contact OSU Extension about details!

  1. Chance – Evan Schaad
  2. Child Care – Melina Matics
  3. Clothing – Maggie Webster
  4. Communications – Sharon Dye & Ron Leisure
  5. Contributions – Bruce Zimmer
  6. Credit – Danielle Allphin
  7. Entertainment – Marcus McCartney
  8. Financial Advice – Sherri Nolan, Brenda Robinson, & Kathryn Hartline
  9. Food – Pam Montgomery
  10. Housing – Ken Schilling & Al Miller
  11. Insurance – Charlie Wentz & Erica Huddleston
  12. Student Loans – Gwen Morgenstern
  13. Transportation – Rhonda Knoch & Maricia Holschuh
  14. Health and Wellness – Sharon Gegner & Sandie Scott

   

Toy & Food Drive Results

Thank you to everyone that participated in donating toys through the 4-H Toy Drive benefiting the Washington County Angel Tree Program. Nearly 300 items including toys and non-perishable were presented to Megan Barker, Community Resource Facilitator with Marietta Salvation Army. Thanks for making a difference in our community!!

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.

Penny Drive – due Nov 15

Please join Washington County 4-H as we participate in the Marietta Community Foundation Nonprofit Challenge! It is an all out Penny War!

Please bring your pennies and coins to the OSU Extension Office by November 15 at 4:00 pm. The pennies and coins will count toward points as we participate in the challenge. We will take the pennies and coin to the Marietta Community Foundation and deposit them in our 4-H jug.

4-H Toy & Canned Food Drive – Items Due December 6

Washington County 4-H is partnering with the Salvation Army Washington County Angel Tree program to collect toys and non-perishable food for area families.

1. Toys must be newly purchased and unwrapped

2. Non-perishable unexpired foods (boxed or canned)

3. Washington County 4-H will be taking donations until Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 pm

4. All unwrapped toys and food must be dropped at the OSU Extension Office located at 1115 Gilman Ave, Marietta. There will be a box in the front lobby and in the Extension Office

5. Call 740-376-7431 if questions

We Need Your Pennies!!

Please join Washington County 4-H as we participate in the Marietta Community Foundation Nonprofit Challenge! It is an all out Penny War!

Please bring your pennies and coins to the OSU Extension Office by November 15 at 4:00 pm. The pennies and coins will count toward points as we participate in the challenge. We will take the pennies and coin to the Marietta Community Foundation and deposit them in our 4-H jug.

Top Prizes sponsored by Superior Toyota Hyundai include:

  • 1st Place – $10,000
  • 2nd Place – $7,000
  • 3rd Place – $5,000
  • 4th Place – $3,000
  • 5th Place – $2,500

Auxiliary Prizes ($500 each):

  • First Friday Donor’s Choice
  • Superior’s Choice – Best Decorated Jug
  • Most Donors on National Philanthropy Day
  • Most Bills Collected
  • Most Online Donations

Here is the point system that will be used by the foundation:

Positive Points: You GAIN points each time someone donates with a coin (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, etc.) or via a check or online donation.

  • Coins (1 penny = +1 point)
  • Checks ($25 check = +25 points)
  • Online Donations ($50 online gift = +50 points)

Negative Points: You LOSE points when cash is placed in your jug ($1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 bills).

  • Cash ($20 bill = -20 points)

A quick tip: Be strategic about your support! Remember that a nickel, a $5 check, and a $5 online donation all equal +5 points, but a $5 bill is –5 points!

Stock the Trailer – Waterford Community Fair

Now is your opportunity to Stock the Trailer at the Waterford Community Fair.

The Washington County and Barlow Junior Fairboards are excited to share that Washington County will be competing in the Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st contest Fight Hunger, Stock the Trailer. The contest helps county fairs raise food donations for local food banks across Ohio by creating a friendly competition between county fairs.  Across the state of Ohio, the Fight Hunger, Stock the Trailer contest has coordinated nearly 200,000 pounds of donations to rural food banks.

Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st will be awarding $10,000 in prizes based on the total pounds of food donated to county fairs in our area. All prize money awarded is intended to support youth fair activities in Washington County.

Ways you can be involved:

  • Bring nonperishable food items and bottled water to the Waterford Community Fair, Washington County Fair, or Barlow Independent Fair and place them in the trailer marked with a Stock the Trailer banner.
  • Have a community food drive with your 4-H Club members.
  • Take pictures of your club’s food drive and share them on social media or the local newspaper.
  • Challenge neighbors and family members to get involved and support the campaign too.

All food collected at our three local fairs will be divided between ten local food pantries in Washington County. Including:

  • 3-C Food Pantry (Cutler Community Center)
  • Beverly-Waterford Food Pantry
  • Gospel Misson Of Marietta
  • Greater Marietta Community Food Pantry
  • Lowell Area Misson Basket
  • New Matamoras Food Pantry
  • Newport Community Food Pantry
  • Belpre Area Ministries (Bam)
  • Tri-County Food Pantry (Lower Salem)
  • Western Washington County Food Pantry (Vincent)

Sincerely,

Washington County Junior Fairboard & Barlow Junior Fairboard