Roundup of 4-H news for March 1, 2018


BOARDMAN, Ohio — Mahoning County 4-H will host the second annual 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction April 21 at Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Avenue, Boardman.

A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and a live auction to follow.

Auction items range from gift baskets to firearms to 2018 Ohio State football tickets.

Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Mahoning County 4-H Endowment fund, an interest-bearing account maintained at the Ohio State University, which is used to benefit Mahoning County 4-H.

This fund allows 4-H members to partake in leadership and team building events such as the Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp, 4-H Camp Whitewood and leadership conferences in Washington D.C.

To purchase tickets or make a donation toward the endowment dinner or auction, contact the Mahoning County Extension office at 330-533-5538.

Tickets are $30 and a table for 8 is $300. Tickets must be ordered by April 6.

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JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Ashtabula County 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Fun Show will be March 18 at the 4-H Expo Building, Ashtabula County Fairgrounds. Registration is from 1-2 p.m. The entry free is $1 per rabbit or cavy.

The activities will include a breed identification, skill-a-thon, equipment identification, showmanship critiques and costume contests. Rabbit tattooing will also be available.

For more information contact Brandy Hanusosky, 440-254-4235 or

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ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Country Folks and Country Barbwires 4-H clubs met Feb. 19 at the Beechwood United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

Forty-three members were present. They had the installation of officers by the Washington Township trustees.

The Country Barbwires installed: Aleah Hall, president; TJ Wilson, vice president; Nicole Cook, secretary; Cody Cook, treasurer; Matt Corlett, safety officer; Abby Corlett, health officer; Colton Pontius, reporter; and Katie Hudnell, TJ Wilson and Sophia Vigliotti, community service officers.

The Country Folks installed: Sam Morrow, president; Katie Hudnell, vice president; Hannah Gross, secretary; Lindsey Buzaki, treasurer; Tucker Donaldson, safety officer; Hannah Frederick, health officer; and Sarah Gross, reporter.

The next meeting will be March 19 at the Beechwood United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club meets on the first Sunday of every month at the Burton Fairgrounds. The next meeting is March 4 at 4 p.m.

At the last meeting, they learned about setting goals for their projects, feeding their animals and skills needed for the skillathon.

They also planned their upcoming community service project which will be at the County Home in May.

They will be making a window display March 3 at Mapledale Farms for the community to see what they club and 4-H is all about. For more information about the club contact Nancy Wetzel at 440-286-8671.

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Geauga Livestock 4-H club met February 18 at the Bainbridge Fire Department.  The club discussed what projects the members were taking.

They also decided to participate in the window display for 4-H Week which is March 4-10.

The advisers went over the officer’s responsibilities which will be elected at the next meeting March 11.

This club’s projects focus in sheep, swine, poultry and any other livestock area. For more information or to join contact Chuck Nichols at 440-991-6430.


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