A weekly roundup of 4-H news and events for the week of March 13, 2008

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EAST CANTON, Ohio — The East Canton Variety 4-H club held a meeting Feb. 10 at St. Paul Church. Members discussed themes being submitted and one fundraiser for the year was planned.

Members also agreed to a $100 donation to the Barlow family, who had lost their father.

The club was read more letters sent from John Offeneer’s troops. In the letter, he thanked us again for everything we had done for his troops and he also added a list of things he hoped our club could send to benefit his troops, such as posters and stationary.

The club also celebrated the birthdays of Emily Bosler and Emma Geis.
New members included: Brittini Wanger, Elizabeth Johnson, Jacob Johnson and Miranda Winters.

Next meeting’s demonstrations are Stephen Middaugh, Ben Eyler and Jack Haines.
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ANDOVER, Ohio — The Cherry Lyme — Tail Enders 4-H club had its first meeting Feb. 24 at the Hurst’s home.

All members were present at the meeting.

The minutes from the previous meeting discussed how members did at the fair.
In new business, Tag Day is May 3 and quality assurance is from 6-8 p.m. May 7.

Discussion also included fundraising and 4-H Week March 3-7.

Those interested in taking a dairy calf or dairy feeder to the fair should call Heidi Sundberg at 440-293-3301.
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WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — The Barshoe Wrangler 4-H club met recently at the joint vocational school with 22 members present.

Members received their project books and officers were sworn in. Discussion included fair rules and upcoming fundraisers.

C.J. Glenn demonstrated the use of emergency kits.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. March 19 at the joint vocational school.
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BURTON, Ohio — Members of the Geauga Dairymen 4-H club received their project books and turned in their Hoards Dairymen judging entries at the March 2 meeting.

Shelly put the club window display at Middlefield Primary Care to promote Ohio 4-H week.

Members were informed of a dairy judging clinic to be held at Ohio State March 15 and also of the Spring Dairy Show in Columbus March 27-29.

The next meeting is planned for April 6.
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NORTH LIMA, Ohio — The Pinelaker 4-H club elected officers at its last meeting Feb. 28 at Mt. Olivet church in North Lima.

Officers are Hoss Biggs, president; Jessica Miletta, vice president; Rachel Susany and Zoe Bugno, secretary; Kyle Smith, treasurer; Zach Kemp, news reporter; and Baylee Felger, health and safety.

Members discussed community service projects, including picking up trash on Route 224 in Poland Township and Streetscape in Youngstown.

This is the first year for Clover Buds. Members are Cole and Paige Smith, Gavin Linden, Natalie DelSignore , Kaitlyn Susany, and Emma Kemp.

The next meeting will be March 27.
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BROOKFIELD, Ohio — The Brookfield 4-H club began its recent meeting with Lauren Almasey and Tommy Almasey reading their reports.

Lauren put together a first aid kit, and each person brought in something to stock the first aid kit for fair.

The Trumbull County Jr. Fairboard is sponsoring an Amish dinner on April 5 as a fundraiser for the new Jr. Fairboard building/office.

The dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. at the fair board building on the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.

Cost: is $12 ages 13 and up, $6 ages 6-12 and those under 5 eat free.

The menu includes roast beef, chicken, real mashed potatoes, homemade bread and butter, homemade stuffing, green beans, coleslaw, date pudding with caramel sauce, a variety of pies (apple, cherry, pumpkin, peach, pineapple cream cheese, cherry cream cheese, blackberry and red raspberry) and beverage.

There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, and silent auction.

Tickets are only sold presale, and will not be sold at the door. All tickets must be purchased by March 30. Tickets can be purchased from Linda Rosen (rosengoat@aol.com, 889-2017), Carol Lancaster (ggsgramma@aol.com, 889-3653), or Jan Solomon (solojan@aol.com, 824-3337).

All 4-H members will need to bring $3 per family, not per child (next meeting) to make and put together a basket for the auction.

The next meeting is April 3 and another will be April 17 at the Brookfield United Methodist Church.

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