Kevin F. Arnold Memorial Endowment to Benefit Local Extension Work

On Feb. 10 at 10 a.m., the Monroe County Community Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) will announce an exciting new platform to connect donors with nonprofit projects making a difference for causes and communities! In Washington County, you will note that the The Kevin F. Arnold Memorial Endowment Fund is an option for donors who support the work of OSU Extension in Washington County to connect with Matching Funds!

Your gifts to these causes will be matched The Endowed fund match is $.50 on the $1 (up to $5,000 per donor)! We invite you to make a gift, by going directly to Cause Connector at and choose your Monroe cause. The “matching program” will begin Feb. 10 @ 10 a.m.

Please help us spread the word! Thank you for your support of The Kevin F. Arnold Memorial Endowment Fund and its support of Washington County OSU Extension work.

Hervida – Annual Building Fund Drawing

This will be Hervida’s only fundraising event this year. Due to Covid the camp board will not be having the dinner or silent this year. The drawing will be held virtually on November 14. Tickets can be purchased from a Hervida Board Member or at the Extension Office.

Tickets are $35 donation.

Barlow Fair Catfish Tournament – June 27



June 27, 2020 Barlow Fairgrounds

Fishing is the ultimate social distancing event!!

Sign in will start at 5 pm-6:45 pm at the 550 parking lot where the covered bridge is.

Stringer location, RIGHT, CENTER, or LEFT of mouth of fish will be drawn following sign in and then fishermen will be released.

You must be in line to weigh-in by 2 am in the 550 parking lot by the covered bridge.

Individual entries only. No team entries allowed

Open to all ages.

All participants ages 16 and up MUST POSSESS a current Ohio fishing license at sign in.

All minors must be accompanied by a licensed adult.

Only live fish can be weighed. Dead fish will be disqualified.

May fish any legal waterway.

Can fish from boat or bank.

Rod and reel only. No seines, trout lines, or cast nets.

Participants will weigh-in 1 fish each per division entered.

Winner will be determined by weight. In the case of a tie, the longest fish will win.

All fish that are weighed in will be released by officials after the tournament.



2.All Other Species of Catfish

$10 entry per angler per division. Anglers may enter one or both divisions.

1st place per division – 25% payout and Plaque.

2nd place per division – Plaque

Questions contact Barlow Fairboard Director Gary Newlen 740-629-2664.


Smitty’s Night

The Washington County Saddle Horse Committee is hosting a Smitty’s Pizza night.  All are encouraged to have a pizza night on Thursday June 18, 2020 and place an order with Smitty’s Pizza to help the horse committee raise some dough.  All funds raised will go toward sponsoring awards at the Washington County Fair, along with judges fees, and other horse events.

Hervida Cabin Replacement Fundraiser – Update #1

The Cabin #8 replacement project is moving right along. So many donors have stepped up to provide funds for this project!! Our goal is $15,000 and we have reached 10%

Do you have a favorite camp song that you used to sing at Hervida? Check-out this song from our camp counselors Sierra and Tyler!

Interested in mailing a check rather than donating online?

  • Please make checks payable to “The Ohio State University”.  Include “Camp Hervida – 20977” in the memo line.
  • Mail checks to:
  • Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
  • Attn: Crystal
  • 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Volunteers Needed for Endowment Dinner

Please review the available slots and visit the link below to sign up. You are welcome to sign up for as many slots as you wish – just make sure the times don’t conflict. If you plan to eat at the dinner you will need to purchase a ticket $10 for youth and $20 for adults. When you complete this survey, you will need to indicate if you plan to eat early at 3:30 pm prior to the event. Thank you!

Click this link to sign-up!


Contact Maggie Webster at 740-350-7584 or


Extra Candy Bars Available

We still have 2 extra boxes of candy bars available that need sold. First call first serve!


UPDATE: as of Thursday afternoon 2/27 the candy bars are all gone!

4-H Club Candy Bar Orders – Due Jan 31

Attention 4-H Club Advisors! Have you ordered your club’s candy?

Orders Due: Jan 31

Pickup will begin Monday, February 17 at the Advisor Update.

Two Options for 2020

  • Signature Chocolate Bars—20 almond, 16 caramel, 10 crisp, 8 dark chocolate, 6 milk chocolate
  • Funtastic Collection—18 almond, 18 caramel, 12 crisp, 6 regular gummy bears, 6 sour gummy bears

Candy sells for $1 with 60% profit for the club treasury and 40% profit for the 4-H Advisory Committee

County Fair Board Requesting Help for Fundraiser

Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Association is having a spaghetti dinner and gun raffle on Feb. 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the Jr Fair Building.

The fundraising committee is asking all 4-H and FFA club to donate a basket filled with goodies for our silent auction. Clubs can purchase items or get donations to fill their baskets. The basket that brings the highest bid – that club will received a $30.00 gift card from Little Caesars Pizza.

Any questions or concerns please call Candy Nelson at 740-336-2145 or Robyn Tullius at 740-350-6390. Thank you in advance for your support.