Roundup of 4-H news for April 20, 2017

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BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — The Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club recently donated two gift baskets that were part of a silent auction to benefit the Mahoning County Junior Fair.

Several members reported on the sessions they attended at Quality Assurance. The club members voted to donate funds to the 4-H sponsored Community Easter Egg Hunt, held April 14.

Cooper Selley will represent Western Reserve Middle School at the Mahoning County Spelling Bee and Sawyer Jones will play Prince Charming in the Austintown Middle School Play of Cinderella.

Jan and Kathleen Moser, Steve and Robin Reph, and William, Olivia and Emma Reph were attending the 2017 Ohio 4-H Volunteer and Teen Conference in Columbus March 11 at the Columbus Covention Center.

Kathleen Moser and Pat Allen, 4-H Master Clothing Educators, taught a session there on Successful Techniques To Use With Bulky Fabrics. Laura Jones and Robin Reph gave details of the Mahoning County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction on April 29 at St. Micheal’s Family Life Center in Canfield beginning at 5 p.m.

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STRASBURG, Ohio — The Happy Harvesters 4-H club had its second annual spring craft and vendor show March 18 at the Strasburg Fire Station and Social Hall.

More than 30 vendors filled the station with homemade craft items and other products.

Plans are in the works for a fall craft and vendor show Oct. 28.

The annual election meeting was held March 27 at the First Lutheran Church in Strasburg.

Elected officers are as follows: president, Mazie Phillips; vice president, Cece McCracken; secretary, Grace Haswell; treasurer, Claire Haswell; news reporter, Jenna Trifelos; and club photographer, Zoey Minard.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Capriculturists Goat Club meeting was April 10 at 7 p.m. The Capriculturists welcomed Beth Smith, the new Mahoning County 4-H extension agent. She spoke to the club about 4-H camp and how to pursue scholarship opportunities.

Members were encouraged to continue selling tickets for the Mahoning County 4-H Endowment dinner April 29 at Michaels in Canfield.

The parents were provided a seminar by Bill Mellott, adviser, on how to help their children trim hooves.

Demonstrations were given by 4-H members: Amber Corll on farm safety; Cherokee Mellott  on crossbow safety; Carson Markley on zoonotic diseases; Emily Conrad on animal injuries; and Nathan Farelli on forging a knife.

Bill Mellott then demonstrated how to trim hooves to the 4-H club members.

The next meeting is April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenford Ruritan Building of the Canfield Fair.

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SALEM, Ohio — The Goshen Good Growers 4-H club held a meeting April 5, at the Bunker Hill Church, to discuss club apparel and community service ideas.

Four club members participated in a clean up day at Damascus park April 1. Community service for all members will be trash pick up in June and July at Bunker Hill Church after the tractor pulls.

The next meeting will be April 20, at 6:30 p.m., at Bunker Hill Church.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Sew Sew Sweet 4-H club is planning a style review and judging is set for July 18 at Notre Dame. A window display was presented at the Burton Public Library.

Members unanimously agreed to have the community service project be “No Sew Blankets for Veterans,” to benefit veterans.

A car wash will be held at Ace Hardware in Middlefield as a fundraiser. The date is yet to be determined.

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