A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 9, 2015:


EAST CANTON, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers 4-H club of East Canton, Osnaburg Township, held their second meeting of the year at the Thouvenin home.

Rebecca Maurer gave a health report on blueberries and how they fight cancer and help with memory.


Samantha Hoover gave a safety report on riding bikes and scooters and also demonstrated the hand signals to use.

The junior fair theme this year is Jr. Fair Lives The American Dream.

Money donated for the turkey trophy was sent. Project books were given to members.

Cloverbuds are doing the seed project. Members brought items for the basket “Summertime Fun” to be donated to the Swiss steak dinner. The dinner will be held April 18 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Nimishillen Grange, Easton Street, Louisville.

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can do so by contacting the 4-H office 330-830-7700, ext. 102 or 115. Raffle baskets tickets will also be sold. The next meeting will be held April 12 at 6 p.m. Following the meeting, refreshments were provided by the advisers, Jean Agnes & Gertrude Thouvenin.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H decided on their float for the Maple Festival. The club also discussed how the window display worked for 4-H week.

Members agreed to buy a new tool to make buyers’ gifts. Also, members will sponsor a family at the fair.


A member field trip will be held at New Creation farms in April. The next meeting is April 28 at 6:30 p.m.


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