A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 26, 2015:


ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Mahoning County Goat Herders 4-H club met Feb. 9. The group decided to sell pepperoni rolls to raise money to send a goat to a Third World country.

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ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Country Folks and Country Barbwires 4-H clubs met Feb. 16. State Rep. Christine Hagan installed the 2015 officers.

The club announced its 2015 fundraiser items — Man Can Candles and Corbi’s Pizza — along with a bake sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 and a quality assurance clinic from 10 a.m. to noon March 21 at the Washington Township Fire station.

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SALEM, Ohio — Goshen Good Growers 4-H received a $2,500 donation from Mahoning County farmer Mike Greenhisen and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The donation will help the organization cover operating expenses as they educate members about various aspects of agriculture, and offer opportunities for community service.

Founded in 1942, the Goshen Good Growers 4-H started as an all-boys Dairy Club and has since grown into a co-ed operation with approximately 36 members.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate more than $16.5 million to more than 7,300 community organizations, in five years.

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BEACH CITY, Ohio — The Green Valley 4-H Club met Feb. 9 at Beach City Grange. This is Green Valley’s fourth consecutive year as an honor club, and club member Mitchell Waugh was recognized for a special honor. The club members signed the Stark County Green Valley 4-H Club Constitution and went over all the expectations.

Members also discussed ideas for the Jr. Fair theme, decorating committee and the summer outing.
Green Valley has been asked by the Stark County Farm Bureau to help at the farmers share breakfast March 28. The election for the 2015 officers was held at the end of the meeting.

The new president is Sophie Comfort, vice president is Jessica Ruegg, secretary is Ashley Kieffer, and the treasurer is Laura Wood. The next meeting will be held March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Beach City Grange.

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BOWERSTON, Ohio — Silver Spurs 4-H club met Feb. 15. The club decided on a T-shirt design, as well as the fundraiser to pay for them — selling Harry London candy bars.

New officers were elected including: Seth Ferguson, president; Gracie George, vice president; Mercedes Bingel, secretary; Garett Rice, treasurer; Savanna Lilly, news reporter; Lauren Ferguson, health/safety officer; and Evan Rice, recreation leader.

Members presented information and gave demonstrations related to their projects. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 15 at Bowerston Public Library.


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