Washington Co Fair Dinner Fundraiser – Feb 25

Washington County Fair Annual Fundraiser Dinner!
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Pulled Pork or Chicken, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cheese Potato, Dessert, Drink
Kids Option: Hotdog, Chips, Applesauce, Dessert, Drink
Adult $15
Kid $5 (5 and under free)
Doors open/Dinner Served at 5:30pm
Takeout Meals Available 4:30-5:30pm
Gun Raffle, Silent/Live Auction, Side Raffles, Kids Activities, 50/50

County Fair Fundraiser

The Washington County Fairboard would like to invite everyone to attend their upcoming Pulled Pork & Chicken Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, February 25. The evening will include a gun raffle, silent & live auction, side raffles, and kids activities. Meal tickets do not need to be purchased in advance, but encouraged. These can be purchased at the office or from any board member.

4-H Club Participation:

They would like to ask the 4-H clubs for a donation for the silent or live auction.

These donations can be dropped off at the Civitan Building on Friday 2/17/23 from 6-7pm or they can call Candy (740-336-2145) to arrange dropping them off at another time. There is also a contest for the donation that raises the most money. They will receive a pizza party.

If they would like to donate dessert(s) they can drop them off any time after 12 noon on Saturday the 26th or contact Robyn 740-350-6390 for other arrangements.

Jr. Fair Exhibitor Involvement:

They would like to invite the Jr Fair Kids to help volunteer for the event. They are looking for help with clearing tables, trash, kids games, etc.

These kids that volunteer will sign in at the ticket table when they get there, be assigned a job, and receive a free dinner. They would like them to arrive by 4:15pm-4:30. We expect to conclude around 8:00pm.

Flyer for sharing and posting: Flyer 2023- Dinner

2023 Jr Fair Guide Now Available!

You can stop by the OSU Extension Office and pickup a 2023 Jr Fair Guide or download a pdf here

All advisors, members. and parents can use the Table of Contents to find the activity or exhibition of interest. Livestock and Non-Livestock rules for each of our three fairs, include skillathon requirements, has its own individual section, as oultined in the Table of Contents. Detailed rules for each of our market livestock projects are listed in the guide. Pen Reservation forms for County and Barlow fairs are also included.

2023 Jr Fr Guide – 1-11-23

2023 Jr Fair Guide – to be posted Jan 12

The 2023 Washington County Jr Fair Guide is being finalized and will be posted next week on January 12. The guide includes all the livestock and horse rules for showing project animals at the Waterford Community Fair, Washington County Fair, and Barlow Independent Fair.

2023 Market Steer Announcements

Ohio State Fair Steer Registration

  • Interested in showing your market steer at the Ohio State Fair? 2023 State Fair Market Beef Registration DNA sample kits and EID tags are available from the Extension Office. All samples must be received at the Ohio State Fair by January 15, 2023

Market Steer Tag-in & Weigh-in for 2023

  • Mandatory tag-in for 2023 Market Steers to be taken to the Washington County Fair will be Saturday, December 10 from 8-9:30 AM at the NFO Building on SR 339 near Waterford.

County Fair Livestock Sale Checks – Pickup Oct 2 & 3

Checks will no longer be mailed. On October 2, 2022 between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm and October 3, 2022 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Senior Fair Board Office, 922 Front St, Marietta. This change is being made due to the necessity to collect an IRS W-9 form.

Further explanation why a W-9 is needed by all county fair livestock sale participants.

To be compliant with IRS requirements, the Fair Board is required to file 1099 MISC for anyone who sells their project for $600 or more.  To file these forms, the County Fairboard is required to have a completely filled-out W-9 for each person going through the livestock sale. This form also helps as an aid to the youth in preparing their tax return.  The proper reporting of this income on a tax return does not mean that they will have to pay any income tax, just that a return may be required.

The following is a paragraph from IRS Publication 225 found on page 75 of the 2020 edition explaining the reporting of 4-H projects:

4-H Club or FFA project. If an individual participates in a 4-H Club or National FFA Organization (FFA) project, any net income received from sales or prizes related to the project may be subject to income tax. Report the net income as “Other income” on Schedule 1 (Form 1040), line 8. If necessary, attach a statement showing the gross income and expenses. The net income may not be subject to SE tax if the project is primarily for educational purposes and not for profit, and is completed by the individual under the rules and economic restrictions of the sponsoring 4-H or FFA organization. Such a project is generally not considered a trade or business. For information on the filing requirements and other tax information for dependents, see Pub. 929.

As previously announced from the Washington County Fair Board about the distribution of 2022 Sale Checks:

Checks will no longer be mailed. On October 2, 2022 between 2:00 and 8:00 pm and October 3, 2022 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Senior Fair Board Office, 922 Front St, Marietta. This change is being made due to the necessity to collect an IRS W-9 form.

A W-9 must be completed and turned in when the sale check is picked up.  Complete details are included below.

Here is the letter regarding the collection of W-9’s: 2022 Letter about W-9 requirement

Exhibitors can print the W-9 and bring the completed form to weigh-in or turn it in during the fair to the Senior Fairboard Office. The forms can also be brought when the checks are picked up on Oct 2 or 3. Here is the W-9: IRS W-9

Champion Purchases Service Dog with Sale

Colten Work of Stockport, Ohio was awarded the Grand Champion Steer at the Barlow Independent Fair on Saturday September 24, 2022.  Colten was excited for his accomplishment but had another goal in mind with his Grand Champion Steer, Buckeye.  Colten had met a young girl with autism who was fundraising for a service dog from 4 Paws for Ability. Harper Jo Shivener had been raising funds for her own service dog and the family needed to raise $20,000. Colton is a member of the Palmer Lads & Lassies 4-H Club.

Service dogs along with their training can cost up to $60,000. 4 Paws for Ability works with families and tasks them with raising $20,000.  Shivener was diagnosed at the early age of 2 and struggles with speech and communication as well as running from family and caregivers.  The service dog will allow Harper to take part in family outings as it is trained for her safety.  Harper’s service dog will be trained for tethering and tracking if she would get away, as well as assisting her with day-to-day tasks and redirect and keep her calm when needed.

Colten along with his family, parents Shawn and Leah Work and sister Callie helped to solicit buyers, talk to fair goers about Harper Jo, and wore t-shirts in support of her fundraising efforts.  Colten was able to help Harper reach her goal and put her over the top when his Grand Champion Steer sold for $10,500 at Saturday night’s livestock sale and the Barlow Independent Fair.  All of Colten’s earnings with be donated to Harper Jo and she will be able to bring home her forever friend in the near future.

These local businesses contributed to meet the $10,500 goal: Full Circle Oil Field Services, Inc., Fulton Show Cattle & Feeds, Gates Farms, Hall Drilling, Hall Financial Advisors, Integrity Oil Field Services, Michael & Emily Seaman, Moore’s Deer Processing, Niberts Insulation, Pine Ridge Meat Processing, R.C. & Son Construction, Seaman Farms LLC, Sherlock BP Oil Company, Skinner Firestone, Staley Countryside Meat Processing Co. LLC, Sweet Ride Auto Detailing, Tim Holbert, Wetz Transportation, Wetz Warehouse, and Zimmer Oil.

Barlow Independent Fair Livestock Sale Results

Market Ducks – 55 – Average $278

Premier Exhibitor and Grand Champion Market Ducks shown by Kazden Valentine were purchased by Landproz Real Estate, and BV Aquarium for $750.

Reserve Champion Market Ducks shown by Parker Burris were purchased by Edward Jones, Mary Segrest Financial Advisor for $700.

Market Dairy Goat – 24 – Average $699

Premier Exhibitor Market Dairy Goat shown by Gwendolyn Lang was purchased by Camden Clark Medical Center for $500.

Grand Champion Market Dairy Goat shown by Hunter Simers was purchased by Campbell Farm Market, Bridgeport Equipment Tool Sales & Rental, and Coffman Farms Inc. for $1,800.

Reserve Champion Market Dairy Goat shown by Austin Seaman was purchased by Morgan Mechanical for $1,900.

Feeder Calf Heifers – 45 – Average $2089

Premier Exhibitor Feeder Calf Heifer shown by Kesselyn Bigley was purchased by Animal Works Magna Wave Therapy LLC, and Downer Hill Farms for $3,300.

Grand Champion Feeder Calf Heifer shown by Madi Zimmer was purchased by Huck Show Cattle for $3,200.

Reserve Champion Feeder Calf Heifer shown by Katelynn Valandingham was purchased by PCS Automotive and Performance for $3,500.

Feeder Calf Steers – 42 – Average $1974

Grand Champion Feeder Calf Steer shown by Colten Work  was purchased by Full Circle Oil Field Services, Inc., Fulton Show Cattle & Feeds, Gates Farms, Hall Drilling, Hall Financial Advisors, Integrity Oil Field Services, Michael & Emily Seaman, Moore’s Deer Processing, Niberts Insulation, Pine Ridge Meat Processing, R.C. & Son Construction, Seaman Farms LLC, Sherlock BP Oil Company, Skinner Firestone, Staley Countryside Meat Processing Co. LLC, Sweet Ride Auto Detailing, Tim Holbert, Wetz Transportation, Wetz Warehouse, and Zimmer Oil for $10,500.

Reserve Champion Feeder Calf Steer shown by Aiden Woodruff was purchased by Lashley Tractor Sales Marietta, Quaker City, Zanesville, and St. Clairsville for $2,200.