2014 Happy Feet Sock Drive

The 4-H Advisory Committee is excited to share with you that 180 pairs of socks have been donated so far for this year’s Happy Feet Sock Drive that was held in conjunction with our back to school drive in August.  The socks are donated to the Orrville United Way’s Happy Feet Sock Drive to help ensure less fortunate families and individuals in the community have clean, dry socks to keep their feet warm this winter.  The 4-H Committee thanks everyone that has donated socks so far this year and invites you to bring any remaining socks you would like to donate to the 4-H recognition banquet on November 6th.

Send us your 4-H Club Photos!

As we wrap up the 2014 4-H year, we invite all clubs to send in photos of their club meetings and activities from throughout this past year including 4-H camp and fair!   We would love to see how much fun you had with your club this year and share that with our Facebook followers.  We also would like to use these photos as we work to compile a slideshow video to use for 4-H recruitment in the spring!  Please e-mail any photos you would like to share to 4-H Educator Doug Foxx or bring them to the Extension Office on a CD or flash drive.

Junior Leaders November 2014 Meeting

The Wayne County 4-H Junior Leaders is open to all teens ages 13-19.  Our November meeting will be held on Monday November 3rd from 7-9 pm at Ron Grosjean’s farm just south of Wooster on Route 3.  We will be touring the Grosjean’s Antique Farm and Agricultural Museum, playing Fall Harvest Games, and having lots of fun.  Please click the link below for the address and more details.


2014 Wayne County 4-H Recognition Banquet Reservations Due October 24th

You are cordially invited to attend the

4-H Member and Volunteer 

Recognition Banquet 

on Thursday, November 6, 2014 

at 6:30 PM at the 

Orrville Christian Church 

The Orville Christian Church is at 925 North Elm Street in Orrville. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served promptly at 6:30 p.m.. Please note that special invitations will be sent to members being recognized that evening. Come join your fellow 4-H’ers, advisors and committee members for a fun evening and a great meal! Dress is to be casual.

We will again have the Hugh Kline 4-H Endowment fundraiser by holding a silent auction. We will have three items for you to come and bid upon to help raise funds. The dollars raised will go into our foundation principle and interest returns to our county each year for local programming.

Members in their four, eight and last year of 4-H membership will be recognized. Along with all Scholarship, County Award winners, State and National Camp participants, all Judging teams, Bowl teams, Excellence in 4-H, and Outstanding Junior Leadership members will be recognized.

Advisors will be recognized by tenure. Committee members will be recognized for their contributions. The Meritorious Service Award will be presented.

The meals are free for advisors & committee members that are being recognized for years of service; their tickets are sponsored by the Wayne County Agricultural Society. The meals for 4-Her’s being recognized are free; their tickets are sponsored by the Wayne County Granges. Spouses and guests will pay $5.00 each. 

To RSVP for the banquet, please click the link below to print out the RSVP form or call the Extension Office at 330-264-8722.


Weekly 4-H Update: October 22, 2014

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

Here is this week’s Wayne County 4-H News and Notes Weekly Update.  Click the headlines below for more details!

Wayne County 4-H Recognition Banquet to be held November 6th –  Reservations Due Friday October 24th

Happy Feet Sock Drive – please bring socks to the 4-H Recognition Banquet!

Junior Leaders Meeting November 3rd – all teens 13-19 are invited.  Come join us as we tour the Grosjean Family’s Farm and Agriculture Equipment Museum and play Fall Harvest Ganes!

Wanted: Pictures of your 4-H club having fun!

Bikes for Kids Christmas Project Update – Thank You to all of the Clubs that donated funds this year!

Ohio 4-H Volunteer Awards Applications / Nominations Due December 1st

Ohio 4-H Age Requirements

Connect with and “Like” Wayne County 4-H 

Ohio 4-H Age Requirements

Eligibility for 4-H membership (Cloverbuds) begins when a child has reached age 5 and is enrolled in kindergarten as of January 1 of the current year.

Membership to the 4-H club program begins when a child is at least age 8 and is enrolled in third grade as of January 1 of the current year.  Ohio 4-H membership ends December 31 of the year in which an individual attains the age of 19.

2014 Bikes for Kids Update

The Wayne County 4-H Advisory Committee is continuing the “Bikes for Kids” service project and is encouraging all clubs to again take part.  This year is the 10th anniversary of the Wayne County 4-H / Wayne County Fair Bikes for Kids project, which began when Country Music Performer Aaron Tippin assembled a bike on-stage during his concert at the Wayne County Fair.   Our Junior Leaders and Wayne County Senior Fair Board members have consented to build the bicycles again this year and are challenging each 4-H Club to raise or donate enough money to purchase at least one bike (at an approximate cost of $65.00). The bicycles are donated to the Wayne County Children’s Services, People to People, and Salvation Army Christmas programs.  If each of our 4-H clubs raised or donated enough money to buy one bike, we would have 50. Some clubs may want to do two or three bikes, which would provide even more!  Money can be given at any time of the year, but MUST be turned in to the Extension office by October 24, 2014.

Junior Leaders and Senior Fair Board members will be working together to assemble the bikes on Monday December 1st at the FFA Building on the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

On behalf of the 4-H Advisory Committee we would like to say thank you to the following clubs that have donated funds toward this year’s Bikes for Kids project as of October 22, 2014:

Club Amount Donated No. of Bikes
Apple Creek Wide Awake $130.00 2
Basically Bovine $65.00 1
Baughman Guys and Gals $325.00 5
Burbank Livestock $65.00 1
City Kids $130.00 2
Clinton Lads & Lassies $130.00 2
Congress 4-H Power $130.00 2
Cream of the Crop $130.00 2
Dalton-Kidron Big 4 $130.00 2
Ewenique Critters $130.00 2
Jefferson Pioneers $65.00 1
Madisonburg Pioneers $65.00 1
Milton Country Clovers $325.00 5
Northwestern Neighbors $130.00 2
Pegasus $130.00 2
Smithie Whiz Kids $390.00 6
Smithville Simmer & Sew $130.00 2
Springville Country Club $130.00 2
Sterling 604 Rangers $65.00 1
Sugarcreek Gang $65.00 1
Valley College $130.00 2
Wayne County Hoof and Hide $130.00 2
Wrangler Kids $300.00 4
Total $3,420.00 52


Weekly 4-H Update: October 8, 2014

Dear 4-H Members, Parents, and Advisors,

Here is this week’s Wayne County 4-H News and Notes Weekly Update.  Click the headlines below for more details!

October LINK Newsletter

2015 4-H Junior Camp Dates Announced

2014-2015 Character Counts Volunteers Needed

Ohio 4-H Volunteer Awards Nomination / Application Forms – Due December 1st

Carving New Ideas 4-H Leadership Camp to be held October 24-26th – Don’t Delay, Register Today!

Cloverbud Connections Fall Newsletter and Activities

Wayne County 4-H Dairy Trip Survey