Monarch Butterfly Earth Day Virtual Celebration – April 21

Ohio State’s Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) signature Earth Day celebration this year is Take Flight!, a focus on local and global efforts to protect and restore the monarch butterfly. The U.S. Midwest region serves as a vital corridor in the monarch’s migration cycle between Mexico to Canada across the United States. Monarch populations have declined by more than 70 percent in North America, and a global conservation effort is required to restore them. This program focuses on solutions and tangible resources. Dr. Doug Tallamy, New York Times best-selling author, and Jane Breckinridge, director, Euchee Butterfly Farm, and an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, will share the virtual stage with leading Ohioans from private, public, and non-profit sectors who are taking action across Ohio to protect pollinator habitat and show us how individuals and communities can engage locally to make a difference in this global conservation movement.  EPN is hosting the event with the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources. To learn more and register, visit go.osu.edu/epnapr21.

Flyer: Take Flight poster

Hervida 4-H Camp Clean-up – April 17

Members looking for a community service project are invited to Hervida Camp for their annual Camp Clean Up Day. Volunteers needed on Saturday April 17, 2021 at 9am. Please bring rakes, brooms, tarps, and gloves. Please contact the office for more information at 740-376-7431

Joann Reward Cards Benefit 4-H – Through April 30

@JOANN & @4-H are creating #Opportunity4All kids to create, make and learn through hands-on experiences. You can help inspire a child’s creativity by donating $1 or $4 at checkout when you visit JOANN in-store or online now through April 30. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3iAa7td #JOANNLOVES4H

Thank you @JOANN for partnering with @4-H to create #Opportunity4All kids to be inspired through creativity! http://bit.ly/3iAa7td #JOANNLOVES4H

Help @4-H inspire a child’s creativity! Now through April 30, donate $1 or $4 when you visit a @JOANN in-store or online. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3iAa7td  #JOANNLOVES4H #Opportunity4All

Have you gotten your JOANN Rewards Card? Sign up for free at your local @JOANN store or online.’s a great way to shop with purpose while supporting @4-H! http://bit.ly/3iAa7td  #JOANNLOVES4H #Opportunity4All

@JOANN is helping @4-H bring more hands-on programs to local communities across the nation to create #Opportunity4All kids to be inspired through creativity. Now through April 30, you can support 4-H at JOANN in-store or online. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3iAa7td  #JOANNLOVES4H

Connecting with Seniors During the Holiday Season

For clubs or individuals looking for a service project, here are some ideas of how you can connect with senior citizens living in nursing or assisted living homes! Please note – before you begin your project, reach out to the facility to see what their current policies are and what they are in need of; every facility is different. Thanks Brown County for sharing this idea!

Toy Drive Results – THANK YOU!

Thank you everyone that donated toys to help with the Marietta Community Foundation’s toy drive to benefit the Washington County Angel Tree Program. Washington County 4-H won $5000 and these funds will be deposited into the 4-H Fund at the Marietta Community Foundation!

Here is a clip from the 11/19/20 Marietta Times article:

The Nonprofit Challenge this year was a toy drive. Participating nonprofits collected new toys between Nov. 2 and Tuesday and delivered them to the foundation at 100 Putnam St. in Marietta.

The foundation raised more than $10,000 in toys that will be distributed as Christmas gifts, Allender said. All the toys will be donated to The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, she said.

“They have expanded to their program to serve 1,000 children this year and the toys we collect during our event will help them significantly,” she said.

Washington County 4-H surged to second place with an 11th-hour toy delivery on Tuesday, Allender said.

You can find the complete article at: https://www.mariettatimes.com/news/2020/11/toy-challenge-winners-announced/

Special thanks also to Superior Toyota for sponsoring the prizes!!!!!

Saying “Thank You” is Important

Have you had a great 4-H experience this year, or maybe you were able  to put some money in to your college fund after the livestock sales.  Now is a great time to say thank you to our local businesses, volunteers, and project helpers.  A great way to say thanks is to write a quick thank you note and drop it in the mail or even stop by the business personally to offer a thank you.  Saying Thank you is easy and lets other’s know you appreciate their support.  Who will you thank this year??

  • Livestock Buyer
  • Fair board members
  • Trophy / Award Sponsor
  • 4-H Advisor
  • Project Helper
  • Parents

Washington County Fair Trash Can Contest

Clubs wanting to participate in the Washington County Fair trash can painting contest should register with their contest entry form.  Trash cans should include your group’s name and the year 2020. Trash cans will be judged on creativity, neatness, and overall appearance. This contest is open to all 4-H Clubs, FFA and FCCLA Chapters, and Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops. Organizations should go to Washington County Fair Grounds and pick up a trash can located under the old sheep barn next to the multi purpose building.  Trash cans and entry forms are due to the junior fair building on Thursday September 3, 2020.