Roundup of 4-H news for April 27, 2017


ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Country Folks and Country Barbwires 4-H clubs met in April to discuss upcoming events. A 4-H square dance is scheduled for April 22, at the Stark County Fairgrounds. The Country Folks project clinic is April 29.

Jim Morrow, of Morrow’s Auto Service, demonstrated car safety and how to check oil and anti-freeze. The next meeting will be held at the Beechwood U.M. Church, May 15, at 7 p.m.

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BROWNSVILLE, Pa. — Fifteen Washington County 4-H Clubs collected 7,047 pounds of food and supplies for the Washington County Food Bank, April 18, in Brownsville. They collected can goods, cleaning products and other food items.

4-H clubs that participated were: Hickory Ag, 1,826 pounds; Heart and Home,1,233; Ten Mile, 759; Van Kirk Friendship, 642; Sunny Bell, 410; Rabbit Habit, 395; Buffalo Ag, 379; Crossroads, 300; Clover Patch, 251; Pike Run, 227; Country Critters, 202; Huckleberry Spurs, 163; Animal Antics, 143; Raging Roosters, 79; and Golden Bridges, 40, plus cash donations.

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DOVER, Ohio — The Tusky Valley Farmers met April 13, at the Dover-Zoar Gun Club, to elect new officers.

The 2017 officers are president, Cameron Brandt; vice president, Conner Miceli; secretary, Jenna Zeigler; treasurers, Sara Roudebush and Julia Weaver; news reporter, Camrynn Maurer; historian, Cameron Brandt; and recreation leader, Laura Weaver.

The next meeting will be April 27.

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ELLSWORTH, Ohio — At the April meeting of the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club, a proclamation from the Ohio Senate was presented to the club for its 50th anniversary. Mahoning County 4-H Educator Beth Smith spoke to members about county and state 4-H camps and scholarship opportunities.

The Reph Family hosted a live video event on WFMJ 21, April 13, to promote a variety of 4-H small animal projects.

4-H members shared lambs, goats, rabbits and poultry with the television audience.

Members voted to donate a gift basket to the 4-H Endowment Fund Dinner and Auction in late April. The next club meeting is May 11, 7 p.m., at the Ellsworth Fire Hall.

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HANOVERTON, Ohio — Members of the Western Reserve Pony Club participated in the USPC Tri-State Region Quiz Rally, April 8, in Dublin.

The senior team placed first in their division with members Elizabeth Hartman, Amanda Kukunis, and Molly Brown.

The junior team placed second in their division with members Kennedy Close and Margot Kakou. First year members were Laura Furlong, Shelby McManus, Audrey Ring and Aislyn Ring.

Elizabeth Hartman had the highest overall individual score and Amanda Kukunis had the second highest individual. Hartman, Kukunis and close will compete in USPC championships in July, in Kentucky.


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