A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 24, 2012:


MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — The Buckeye Brigade 4-H club used a donation of flowers from Singing Springs Nursery as part of its Cloverbuds’ community service project. The Cloverbuds presented the flowers to residents of Bennington Glen Nursing Center for Mother’s Day.

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GLEN EASTON, W. Va. — The Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club collected canned food for the Moundsville Community Kitchen — Feeding Body and Soul.

The club set up a display of their project animals at the Glen Dale Tractor Supply Co. in conjunction with the store’s Out Here With Animals promotion. Several units of canned goods and non-perishable items were collected and presented to the Community Kitchen. In addition to the canned items, the Marshall County Farm Bureau donated $100.

The club’s weigh-in for market goat projects will be at the fairgrounds, followed by the third annual Fun Show. The club is also sponsoring a concession stand during the show. All proceeds from the show and concessions will go to the club for barn improvements and fair expenses. The show will be held at the fairgrounds in the dairy barn.

Also on the calendar for the club is working on the fair barns, goat clipping tentatively set for July 7, and cleaning day at the fairgrounds July 14.

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NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Springfield Booster Boys 4-H club received a thank-you card from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church for cleaning the grounds and cemetery as part of the club community service project.

The club has an opportunity for a discount on their feed if they choose to go to Millstone Feed and Grain. Members were also reminded, if you turn in a picture of you with your animal, Millstone will send a check to your club.

The elections of officers were announced. The president this year is Spencer Snyder; first vice president, Gabe Crowe; second vice president, Isaac Crowe; secretary, Rachel Crowe; assistant secretary, Tarrah Belfast; treasurer, Lacey Snyder; first assistant, Emily Sommers; second assistant, Russell Seymour; news reporters, Amber and Ivory Schneider; assistant reporter, Trina Belfast

In June the club will be gathering with the junior fair board to plant flowers at the fairgrounds.

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