A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 23, 2015:


SALEM, Ohio — On April 25, the Rock Solid Riders 4-H group will host a bake sale, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. They will be raising money to help fund their 4-H group’s activities.

The baked goods are all hand-made by the members of the Rock Solid Riders and their families, and will be sold outside the Salem Walmart. The bake sale is the group’s largest annual fundraiser.

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HANOVERTON, Ohio — The Hicks & Hayseeds 4-H club of Hanoverton will be offering a $300 scholarship award to an applicant who is a senior at United Local High School or a graduate of United Local and is currently a college freshman.

The applicant must also have been a 4-H member for the past four years, and obtain a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Applications can be picked up from United guidance counselor or the club’s advisor. The due date of the application is May 1.

The scholarship will be awarded on May 12. The group has just finished another successful year of their Easter candy sales, which will support their Topsail beach funding, the scholarship fund, their community service projects and regular club crafts and activities. Members started work on their silent auction basket offering for this year’s county fair. Their next meeting will be on May 5.

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WINONA, Ohio — The Lone Ranger 4-H club met April 12 at Winona Friend’s Church. Members will be receiving new T-shirts in the next month or two. There were games and demonstrations. The first demonstration was Marly Zeigler, on how to protect yourself from the sun. Sarah and Alyssa Law presented horse safety, Taylor and Austin Holderbaum showed how to make flubber, and at the end, Hannah Jarvis showed how to get ready for track. The next meeting will be May 17 after the Memorial Day Parade, which the club will be participating in.

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SALEM, Ohio — The Rough Riders 4-H club has many activities in the works to improve members. The officers this year are going to work diligently to better the club and its goals.

The new president is Austin White, vice president is Madison Meek, secretary is Mikenzie Mosti, treasurer is Taylor Cope, and the reporter is Lacey Jones.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen 4-H club met at Emma Niehus’s house April 12. Members signed lease agreements for their new animals. They had to pay $30 for their animals.

The new leasing agreement requires them to go to the barn two-three times a week.

Members get their animals June 1. The club discussed candy bar sales. Each member can choose how much he or she wants to sell, keeping in mind that there are 60 bars per box. Each bar costs $1.

Some of the money goes to the advisers committee. The committee provides money and supplies for clubs. the rest goes to the club so they can buy supplies for the club and animals.

Members also discussed the yard cleanup, which will be announced later, along with a club meeting date.

The Dairy Palooza is May 2 at the Trumbull Country Fairgrounds. Members are expected to be there at 8 a.m.. Everyone gets T-shirts who attends, including parents. Memeres were also reminded that the 4-H camp signups are due April 30.

The club decided to donate $100 to family affairs. The next meeting is planned for May 17, with location to be announced. For more information, contact Emma Niehus at 440-221-3812.


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