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


NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Springfield Booster Boys held two meetings at their cabin.

The annual safety meeting was presented by the safety committee of A.J. and Abby Joseph and Lauren, Sarah, and Rylee Kelly.

The Springfield Volunteer Fire Department was in attendance, promoting fire safety and giving tours of their fire engines and EMS vehicles.

Members worked on their projects for nutrition. Judging of projects is scheduled for July.

A second meeting was held July 11 at the cabin. Projects were registered for the Canfield Fair, and the veterinarian pre-check for the fair was developed. The fair booth committee also presented their ideas for the booths.

The next meeting is Aug. 15 at the cabin, and will be the prep meeting for the fair.

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OBERLIN, Ohio — The Pitchfork Pals 4-H Club met June 13, at the Henrietta Township Hall.

Demonstrations were given by Taylor Odom, Elizabeth Schofield, and Morgan Wransky.

Deodorant will be collected along with shampoo and dry cereal for a community service project for a volunteer group in Oberlin.

All entry forms for the fair were turned in to the extension office.

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BURTON, Ohio — Auburn Swine Club held a meeting July 11.

After normal open meeting procedures old business was discussed.

The 2010 Food-a-thon was also discussed with the club making a donation of $125.

Under new business, the group discussed fun fest at the fair and the club will be doing sand art.

Also discussed was the Livestock Sales Committee Meeting held on July 8. Everyone was reminded that the Swine and Poultry barn set up will be at 8:30 Aug. 21 and that you must attend either setup or tear down.

The next meeting will be held August 1 and you must bring your fair book to do your entry forms.

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VERMILION, Ohio — Brownhelm Perfection and BB had a meeting July 15.

Rabbit skill-a-thon is July 24 at the fairgrounds. You must score 50 percent or higher to show at fair.

Penny wars are still going. Go to www.goodsearch.com a penny goes to 4-H every search (pick 4-H as charity).

Rabbit clinic is at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds July, 28.

The picnic is Aug. 2 at Mill Hollow.

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NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson-MIlton Livestock 4-H club held a meeting June 19 at Liberty Park.

The members ate, held a short meeting and played games afterward.

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WESTERN RESERVE, Ohio — The Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club held a meeting this month. Sara Cummings became one of ten finalists in the “Stuck at the Prom Contest” sponsored by The Duck brand duct tape.

Club members who participated in the Canfield Fourth Of July Parade were recognized.

Sharon Rowbotham and Amanda Majirsky will head the club’s Fair Booth committee this year.

The Pitcairn family will organize members to work in the Junior Fair Restaurant at the Canfield Fair.

Junior fair entry forms were distributed by Amanda Majirsky and livestock club news was reported by Janet Majirsky.

Mahoning County 4-H fashion board president Delorean Jones reported the theme for the 2010 county style revue will be Candyland.

Delorean also stated the 4-H Junior Leader’s Club service project with the Springfield Relay for Life was a success.

The following members will represent Mahoning County at the 2010 Ohio State Fair: Ashley Algarin, Gabriella Marinescu, Jena Styka, Levi Smith, Blake Algarin, Bailey Hornberger, Amy Milo, Alexander Veverka, Cheyenne Rowbotham, Tiffany Voland, Vanessa Boswell, Erin Styka, Shannon Marshburn, Ian Hames, Nickolas Marinescu, Jenna Benson and Jacob Timmins.

Receiving county ribbon awards for two projects were Elizabeth Marinescu, Jenna Benson and Delorean Jones and for one project were Julia Miglets, Jenna Benson, Bailey Hornberger, Presley Cummings, Robert Voland, Gabriella Marinescu, Hayley Shasteen, Levi Smith, and Katherine Pitcairn.

Samuel Adams received an Outstanding of the County Award for his project.

Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club will meet again for their annual Family and 4-H Project Share Night Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.

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KIPTON, Ohio — The Goats Galore 4-H club met June 28. Members filled out their junior fair forms and worked on project books.

Some members of the club will be going to the Ohio State Fair and will be showing their goats.

Members will also be showing at the Lorain County Fair in several events: The Boer Goat Show Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m.; the Dairy Show Aug. 25 at 9 a.m.; and the Pack and Harness show Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. Members will be auctioning off their market goats Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.

Goats Galore 4-H club is still accepting summer enrollment. For more information e-mail Kayla Mackey at goatsgalore4hclub@rocketmail.com.

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MOUNDSVILLE, Ohio — The members of the Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit club met July 10 at the fairgrounds to shave their market goats for the fair.

The older members taught the newer members how to clip the goats. They teamed up and shaved the goat while the experienced showman gave advice.

Richard Blake, a retired showman, helped with the clipping this year. He brought his own equipment to help the new members.

The members will be showing their goats at the new arena July 26 at 5 p.m.

The 4-H and FFA members will sell their goat projects July 30 at 6 p.m. in the new arena at the Marshall County Fairgrounds.


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