Holiday Make-it & Take-it Day

The Washington County 4H program will be hosting a holiday crafting day at their office located at 1115 Gilman Ave Marietta.  The event will take place on December 22 from 9:30am to 12 noon.  All youth K through 12 are invited to attend(this event is open to any youth, you do not need to be a 4H member to attend).  Our crafting day will consist of card making, ornament making, gift tag workshops, and  no sew fleece blankets.  A holiday snack and Christmas movies will be offered as well.  Our current 4H members are encouraged to bring a friend and wear their favorite holiday shirt.  We ask that you RSVP using the following link: . Attendees may stay for the entire time or just drop in for an hour or more until the conclusion of the event.  For more details please call our office at 740-376-7431.

Washington County Fair Livestock Sale Results

Premier Exhibitor & Grand Champion Market Chickens  – Travis Morris was purchased by Haessly Lumber for $1,550.

Reserve Champion Market Chickens  –  Dylan Barth was purchased by Dairy Queen of Marietta, Jay Edwards – State Representative, Mark Porter Chevrolet Buick GMC, & Peoples Bank/Peoples Insurance for $1,350.

Premier Exhibitor Market Turkey  –  Jack Roe was purchased by Dairy Queen of Marietta & Peoples Bank/Peoples Insurance for $1,150.

Grand Champion Market Turkey  –  Daryan Enochs was purchased by Don Jones – State Representative 95th District, Jay Edwards, State Representative, & Mark Porter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for $2,000.

Reserve Champion Market Turkey  –  Taylor Tidd was purchased by Stevens’s Oil & Gas LLC for $900.

Premier Exhibitor & Reserve Champion Market Rabbits  –  Steven Anderson was purchased by C & J Farms, Campbell Farm Market, Coffman Farms, Inc., Redondo Farms for $1,850.

Grand Champion Market Rabbits  –  Chloe Schweitzer was purchased by Fouss Septic Systems for $2,050.

Premier Exhibitor Market Goat  –  Jenna White was purchased by Don Jones – State Representative 95th District & Jay Edwards, State Representative for $1150.

Grand Champion Market Goat  –  Julia Hartline was purchased by Pioneer Chevrolet Cadillac for $1,200.

Premier Exhibitor & Reserve Champion Market Lamb  –  Alyssa White was purchased by Pioneer Chevrolet Cadillac for $2,000.

Grand Champion Market Lamb  –  Brady Barth was purchased by Wood Heating & AC for $3,000.

Premier Exhibitor Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Macie Smith was purchased by Mountaineer Mechanical for $1,450.

Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Gavin Hiener was purchased by Andrew Lisk/Lisk Lawn Care for $2,400.

Reserve Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer  –  Caleb Hartline was purchased by Bradley Payne Architect for $1,400.

Premier Exhibitor – Kesselyn Bigley was purchased by Dr. Ashley Payne, DVM for $2,900.

Grand Champion Market Steer – Delaney Gates was purchased by D & A Rentals LLC for $7,400.

Reserve Champion Market Steer – Briceson Cline was purchased by Mondo Building for $5,000.

Rate of Gain Market Steer – Isaiah Tullius was purchased by Beverly Feed & Equipment for $2,700.

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications due August 13

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications for the 2021-22 year are now available and can be found on the Ohio 4-H website at! Please let any interested individual know so they may apply. Please note, because it is only a one year term, current TLC members who wish to continue their service must re-apply.

  • Applications and more information about the group can be found online at: Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021 to Sarah (  The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.
  • TLC members currently serving from Washington County include:
    Burke Josie Washington Council Member
    Matics Melina Washington Committee Chair

Cloverbud Pictures Needed from Clubs for Fair Booths

Attention Cloverbud Advisors!!

Please snap a few pictures during your 4-H Cloverbud meetings and activities this summer. We would like to feature each club in the Cloverbud Booth that is displayed at our local fairs. Think about a group picture, fun activities, community service project – whatever you are doing! Just snap some pictures and email them to Bruce Zimmer at

Car Wash Guidelines for Marietta & Belpre

Is your club or organization thinking about having a car wash to beat the summer heat and raise some funds?

Vehicle wash water often contains detergents, oil, grease, nutrients, and toxic metals. This has a potential to add additional nutrients and harmful chemicals to streams & rivers. Left untreated, the polluted discharges can not only affect the aquatic life in waterways, but could eventually affect drinking water supplies.

If you are planning a car wash please read this information (attached)

Marietta Car Washing Brochure City

Belpre Car Washing Brochure City

Royalty Applications Due – June 14

Waterford Community, Washington County, and Barlow Independent Fairs are seeking youth to apply for: Jr Princess, Prince, Queen, King, Dairy Princess, Horse Princess

 Applications must be RECEIVED at the Extension Office by June 14, 2021

Interviews: August 16, 2021 evening (Time TBA)

 Judging & Crowning: August 19, 2021 – 5:00 pm


  1. A member of a Junior Fair youth organization in Washington County.
  2. Candidates must be a Junior Fair Exhibitor at a Washington County Fair.
  3. Queen 16  – 19 as of January 1, King candidates: 16-19 years of age as of January 1, 2021. Princess, Prince, Dairy Princess, and Horse Princess candidates: 12-15 years of age as of January 1, 2021.
  4. Contestants may not be married, nor have been married, nor borne or fathered a child, or be with child.
  5. Has not previously served as Junior Fair King or Junior Fair Queen of Washington County.
  6. Prince, Junior Princess and Dairy Princess, Horse Princess may not run consecutive years for the same title.

Entry fee is $30.00.   Make checks payable to Washington County 4-H Committee/Royalty.

All schools, youth organizations and civic organizations are invited to encourage candidates to enter the contest. Eligible Junior Fair organizations include 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, FCCLA, and FFA.

Application available at:

Application can be printed here: Royalty Contest Application 2021

Washington County 4-H Exchange Club Update

The Washington County 4-H Exchange Club is looking for new members. Are you at least 12 and looking to expand your 4-H experience? Though the club won’t be able to exchange this year, your membership now will help prepare you for next summer. Past exchanges have included Wyoming, Kansas, Wisconsin and Montana. Please contact the club advisor, Ellie Tullius at 740-434-3064 or contact the Extension Office with questions.

The club will be taking orders for their annual Chocolate Easter Eggs too. Contact a club member or Ellie if you want to place an order. Orders due March 20.

4-H Endowment Committee Planning for April 3 Dinner To-Go

The Washington County 4-H Endowment Committee is busy planning for a Drive-Thru Curbside Dinner To-Go on April 3. There will also be an Online Auction March 15-31. If you, your club or business would like to donate an item for the auction, please complete this donation form or contact at committee member – Donation Form for 2021 ALL ITEMS ARE DUE MARCH 1 THE EXTENSION OFFICE

If you would like to place your order for meals, complete this order form – 2021 Endowment Dinner one pager for meal orders   MEAL ORDERS DUE MARCH 24

Meal choice of Grilled NY Strip Steak or Grilled Chicken Breast, and all meals include Baked Potato, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Applesauce, Roll, and Dessert.

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Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth – Nov 5

Celebration of Youth is the largest fundraising event held annually benefiting Ohio 4-H Youth Development.

Celebration of Youth: Pathways to the Future will be held Virtually on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST.

  • This year’s Celebration of Youth will be held virtually and will be a showcase of the perseverance and resilience of Ohio 4-H members.
  • This event will be free of charge but you must register to join us.  We will send you an event reminder with the link prior to the night of the event.
  • The evening will include an online auction and the items will be available to review approximately one week prior to the event.  Minimum age to participate in the online bidding is 18.