A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 20, 2013:


MONTVILLE, Ohio — The Thompson Ledge Dairymen recently met at the Montville community center. Each member donated $1 or a canned food item for a donation to the Geauga Food Bank.

A donation will be taken at each monthly meeting through August. The club will then make the final donation to the food bank in September.

The club will be attending the Aug. 12 4-H Captains game for all 4-H members.

It was announced the theme for junior fair is “Junior Fair – Summer’s Hottest Ticket”.

The members will also will be making safety posters for animal awareness and will be posted at fair.

Members also worked on skill-a-thon to study for the July 13 test at the fairgrounds. The next club meeting will be held July 6.

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BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — During the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club meeting vice president Ian Hames recognized the members and advisers of the club who marched in the Berlin Township Memorial Day Parade.

Remi Suyen Miken said she will be working at the Cleveland Zoo for several days this summer. Karl Reph shared ways to safely handle and store fresh fruit and vegetables.

Members were asked to help at the June 22 workshop at the home of Jan and Kathleen Moser.

Members will be working on new decorations for the Junior Fair Area of the Canfield Fair. Clothing judging will be July 8 at the Canfield Presbyterian Church.

Small project judging is scheduled for July 10 at the Canfield Fairgrounds and food and nutrition judging will take place July 23 also at the Canfield Presbyterian Church.

Animal entry forms for the Canfield Fair were passed out to members with livestock projects. Most are due to the Canfield Fair office between July 10 and July 13.

Junior 4-H Camp for Mahoning County will be at 4-H Camp Whitewood in Ashtabula County July 14-20. Any youth in Mahoning County between 8 and 14 can attend camp.

The next meeting of the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club will be July 11 beginning at 7 p.m.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen 4-H club met June 3 for a tour of Hastings Dairy, followed by a business meeting.

Members voted to donate money to the Hare Raiser 4-H club’s food-a-thon. They also discussed the skill-a-thon, July 13 at the Geauga Fairgrounds in the Junior Fair barn from 9-11 a.m. Project books must be completed and brought that day.

The members discussed some possible themes for the dairy basket that will be sold at the Geauga County Fair.

The members also voted to purchase three fans to use for animals during the fair and Geauga Dairymen T-shirts to wear during the fair.

After the meeting ended, many of the members stayed to practice for skillathon, which included identifying dairy breeds and dairy feeds and identifying parts of the cow.

The next meeting will be held July 9.


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