A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 22, 2010


ROGERS, Ohio — Country Friends 4-H group met April 5 in the dining hall at Rogers Community Auction. Members reported the March square dance was a huge success for the group.

The next fundraiser, a car wash is set for 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 12 at the New Waterford fire department. The group will hold their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 3.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Canfield Bridle Buddies meeting was held April 14 at the Ellsworth Fires Station.

The club discussed the May 2 mini/pony show at Twin Lakes Equestrian Center. The show begins at 10 a.m. and there will be showmanship classes, fun classes and driving classes.

For more information, contact Linda Griswold at 330-507-2811.

The next Canfield Bridle Buddies meeting will be held May 12 at Indian Run Stables.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Bits-N-Bridles 4-H Club held their organizational meeting March 28 at the Belmont County Saddle Club.

It is an exclusive horse project club, with training and/or work sessions scheduled for each meeting. Membership is open to any boy or girl enrolled in the third grade and at least 8 as of Jan. 1 of the current year.

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., with rain days the following Thursday.

Anyone interested in joining, call Mary Lou Parish at 740-782-0027 or Christy Taylor at 740-238-9280.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga County Swingin’ Hams have elected new officers. They are: Elise Bruening, president; Robby Praetzel, vice president; Ben Bruening, secretary; Christina Praetzel, treasurer; Amelia Praetzel, recreation officer; Noah McCaskey, health officer; Billy Spitler, safety officer; Katie and Danielle Daugherty, news reporters; and Caroline, snack officer.

The skill-a-thon has been moved up to July 17. 4-H Camp Whitewood is open to anyone from 8 to 14.

At the meeting, there was a slideshow presentation reviewing good production practices and the club constitution, by-laws and the new junior fair rules were reviewed. This year’s fair theme is, “Don’t get stuck in the mud, plow ahead with Junior Fair!”

Also, there is going to be a 4-H day at Cedar Point this year June 25 and is $45.99 per person.

At the meeting, each member signed up for the annual poster assignment.

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MACEDON, N.Y. — The Farm Friends 4-H Club brought five bunnies to share with the residents of the Wayne County Nursing Home April 3.

The Farm Friends who attended were Marie and Jonathan Coyle; Cedella, Marlee, Leah and Anna Schinsing; Kelly, Robin and Caleb Nagel; and Emma Mrzywka.

The Farm Friends also passed out spring and Easter cards to the residents.

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MINERVA, Ohio — The Stillfork 4-H club met April 12 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church with 24 members in attendance.

The club discussed the levy coming up May 4 and what it can do to bring in more votes.

C-Fit will host a walk at the fairgrounds May 19, and members were encouraged to attend.

4-H counselor meetings are April 28, May 12 and May 19.

New fair rules and drug forms were also discussed.

Hog, lamb and goat tag in is May 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the fairgrounds.

The next meeting is May 17 at 7 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

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MALVERN, Ohio — Fifteen members of the Brown Frame Roundup 4-H club met April 11 at the Brown Frame Community Building.

Members were reminded of quality assurance training, which was held April 19, and project books were distributed.

Abby Honaberger gave a demonstration on making candy and Lauren Beckly gave one on rabbits. Tia Moser, Isaac Moser and Jacob Moser, each gave a health or safety presentation.

The next meeting is May 2, 2 p.m., at the community building.

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KIPTON, Ohio — The Goats Galore 4-H club met April 12 at the Kipton Recycle Center.

Sarah Jordan gave a demonstration.

The club is planning on visiting a dairy goat cheese and soap-making facility this summer.

New officers were elected. They are: Jason Young, president; Kayla Mackey, vice president; and Jordan, secretary.

The next meeting is May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kipton Recycle Center.

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VERMILION, Ohio –Brownhelm Perfection and BB had a meeting April 5. The pledge was done by Bradley Thrasher and the 4-H pledge was done by Nathan Kromer.

Roll call was answered by a favorite TV show.

Balloon day is May 22. Cedar Point day is June 25. There will be a bake sale and rummage sale at Brownhelm United Church of Christ on North Ridge Road April 24.

Tractor Supply day is May 24. Bring animals and food.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — 4-H Camp Whitewood in Ashtabula County is Trumbull County’s 4-H Camp during the summer.

Camp Whitewood is a 226-acre resident camp, and includes a covered bridge, natural rock formations, waterfalls, streams, and a 6-acre lake. Campers live in a cabin chaperoned by trained teen counselors, sleep in a bunk bed, and eat family-style meals in the camp dining hall.

This year, Trumbull County 4-H Camp will be held July 25-30. Cost is $187, which includes three meals a day, lodging in cabins with bunk beds, activities and crafts.

Registration applications can be obtained from the OSU Extension Office, 520 W. Main St. Suite 1, Cortland, OH 44410, 330-638-6783 or by going online to http://trumbull.osu.edu.

Applications are due July 1 with a $75 deposit; the balance is due July 15. Scholarship opportunities are also available and are due May 21.

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Hookstown, Pa.– Silver Spurs 4-H club attended the Penn State judging competition March 20.

The Junior team of Paige Prawucki, LeighAnn Fisher, Ainsley Berringer, and Kristen Greenawald were awarded first place in Junior reasons and Junior performance and second place in junior halter and junior overall.

The team of Elena Megaludis, Colton Swogger, Tammy Reilly, and Blake Sirko were awarded second in junior reasons, third in junior performance, fourth in junior halter, and third junior overall.

The senior team of Auberly Berringer, Samantha Grimm, Emma Wilson, and Katelynn Greenawald were awarded third in advanced reasons, advanced performance, advanced halter, and advanced overall.

Elena Megaludis received third in junior reasons. Paige Prawucki achieved second in junior reasons and fifth in junior overall. Ainsley Berringer received a first in junior reasons. Kristen Greenawald received a fourth in junior performance. Blake Sirko was awarded a third in junior performance and a third in junior overall. Samantha Grimm was rewarded with a fourth in advanced reasons and a third in advanced performance.

The next meeting will be April 20 at the Hanover Presbyterian Church.

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GUILFORD LAKE, Ohio — The Guilford Go-fers 4-H club met April 14. The group is looking for new members, if you are interested in joining, come to the next meeting 7 p.m. April 27 at the Jerusalem Lutheran Church.


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