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Country Kids

The Country Kids 4-H club held their June meeting at the Highland Ridge Community Church. Wesley Satterfield led the American Pledge and Leanna Longfellow led the 4-H pledge.

Demonstrations were given by Wesley Satterfield, Skylar Secrest, and Lakyn Secrest.

The club will be having a family outing on July 17 at The Landings.

The next meeting will be Aug. 18 to prepare the fair booth and paint the trash can for the Washington County Fair.

Farmers and Homemakers

The Farmers and Homemakers 4-H Club had a meeting on July 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Beverly Park. There were 10 members and three guests present. Demonstrations were done by: Kelton Fogle- Show a pig; Eithyn Fogle- Parts of a pig; Nathan Bullock- Mole trap. Good job to all members who have completed their demonstrations. At the next meeting Alexandra Huck and Brenden Huck will give there demonstrations.

Upcoming events:

July 19- feeder calf tag in at Barlow Fairgrounds. 8 a.m. to noon

July 27-29- Ohio 4-H Sr Shooting Education Camp

July 31- Deadline for non-livestock project judging must be completed by appointment

Aug. 1- Pen reservations due Washington County Senior Fair Board Office

Aug. 9- Skillathon for all projects

Aug. 11-12- Makeup skillathon by appointment

Aug. 13-14- Waterford Fair Hog weigh in

Aug. 13- Booth set up at Waterford Fair Grounds

Aug. 17- Take down fair booth Waterford Fair

Next meeting will be Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Beverly Park.

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Lowell Lively Lads and Lassies

The Lowell Lively Lads and Lassies met on June 22 in Lowell. Pledges were led by Aaliyah Riddle and Alex Brown. Progress on projects and fair booth ideas were discussed. Charlotte Wagner reminded everyone of project evaluation on July 2. Cole Haines shared his experience in Kansas as a member of the Washington County Interstate Exchange. Ryan Tuttle shared his knowledge about Ohio fishing, habitats and adaptations. C.J. Riddle gave demonstration on his project, Fishing for beginners. Cole Haines demonstrated his project, Arcs and Sparks. Aaliyah Riddle demonstrated cake decorating and provided cupcakes for refreshments.

Salem Liberty Homemakers and the Lower Salem Boys

The Salem Liberty Homemakers and the Lower Salem boys 4-H club recently held a meeting at the Lower Salem United Methodist Church on June 24 at 7 p.m. The meeting was called to by President Abbey Tornes. The pledge of Allegiance was lead by Titus Fagan. The 4-H pledge was lead by Megan Becker. Roll call was done by favorite animal. Martha Fagan read the minutes from the last meeting. Leanna Schott read the treasurer’s report. There were 22 4-H members present at the meeting and 12 excused absents. The clubs voted to donate a basket for Ginger Moore’s benefit on July 11. The clubs discussed Pre fair judging which is July 1.. The next meeting will be held at Kesselny Bigley’s house were the clubs will work on their 4-H booth for the Washington County Fair. Demonstrations were done by Reece Duff and Alex Paugh. Megan Becker did health and safety on safety with farm machinery. Chloe Tornes motioned for adjournment and it was seconded by Chessley Schott. 4-H club recently held a meeting at the Lower Salem United Methodist Church on June 24 at 7pm. The meeting was called to by President Abbey Tornes. The pledge of Allegiance was lead by Titus Fagan. The 4-H pledge was lead by Megan Becker. Roll call was done by favorite animal. Martha Fagan read the minutes from the last meeting. Leanna Schott read the treasurer’s report. There was 22 4-H members present at the meeting and 12 excused absents. The clubs voted to donate a basket for Ginger Moore’s benefit on July 11th. The clubs discussed Pre fair judging which is July 1. The next meeting will be held at Kesselny Bigley’s house were the clubs will work on their 4-H booth for the Washington County Fair. Demonstrations were done by Reece Duff and Alex Paugh. Megan Becker did health and safety on safety with farm machinery. Chloe Tornes motioned for adjournment and it was seconded by Chessley Schott.

Churchtown Shining Stars

The Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club met May 18 at St. John Central Grade School. The meeting was called to order by President Cody Brooker with 31 members present.

Hunter Pottmeyer led the American Pledge and Jude Huffman led the 4-H pledge.

Cheyenne Sampson read the Secretary’s report. The minutes were approved as read. Travis Pottmeyer gave the treasurer’s report.

A safety report was given by Divinity Neihart titled “Safety Around Dogs”; Matthew Semon gave a health report on “Taking Care Of Your Teeth.”

Demonstrations were given by, Abby Huffman, “The Care and Keeping of an Inside Dog”; Sadie Wentz, “Rainbow Loom”; Faith Huck, “How to Care For an Outside Dog”; Chris Huck, “How to Play Baseball”; Clayton Lang, “Silo Knowledge”.

Teddy Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Clayton Lang seconded it.

Members then enjoyed refreshments from the Doug Huffman Family and basketball as recreation.

The Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club met June 22 at the Pottmeyer Cabins. The meeting was called to order by Cheyenne Sampson with 38 members present.

Adam Roe led the American pledge and the 4-H pledge.

Cheyenne Sampson read the secretary’s report. The minutes were approved as read. Travis Pottmeyer gave the treasurer’s report.

A safety report was given by Divinity Neihart titled “Pool Safety” ; Matthew Semon titled “Virus Knowledge.”

Demonstrations were given by, Isabella Allen, “How To Care For Your Dog”; Mason Schaad, “Market Hog Project”; Cheyenne Sampson, ” How To Care For Your Pet Goat”; Blaine Johnson and Jacob Lang, “Market Lambs Project”.

Noah Huffman made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Sydney Huffman seconded the motion.

Members enjoyed refreshments provided by Faith and Chris Huck and Kickball for recreation.

Pampered Pups and Mighty Mutts

The Pampered Pups and Mighty Mutts 4-H Club met June 26 at Vena Jones’ house for a day of fishing in a well-stocked pond. Members enjoyed catching fish and releasing them back into the water. After fishing, the members had ice-cream including vanilla, chocolate and strawberry provided. Guests were asked to bring different toppings which included rainbow sprinkles, baby M&Ms, and Reeses syrup. This was a special meeting without the dogs, for once.

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Farmers and Homemakers

On June 29 the Farmers and Homemakers 4-H Club had a meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Beverly Park. There were five members and four guests present. Demonstrations were given by Audrey Schaad on Caring for rabbits. Abby Johnson on What to use to show a calf. Good Job to the ones who gave demonstrations. During the July meeting any club member which has not completed a demonstrations needs to do one.

Upcoming events: July 7-11, Jr 4-H camp at Camp Hervida; July 12-16, 4-H Sea Camp Kelley’s Island 4-H Camp; July 14-18, Sr. 4-H Camp at Camp Hervida; July 19, Feeder Calf tag in at Barlow Fair Grounds 8 a.m. to noon; July 27-29, Ohio 4-H Sr. Shooting Education Camp; July 31, deadline for all non-livestock project judging must be completed; Aug. 13, decorating fair booth for Waterford Fair.

Next meeting will be on July 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Beverly Park. If rains will change locations but will still have meeting.

Churchtown Community Crew

Churchtown Community Crew 4-H Club held their meeting on June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Central School. The meeting was called to order by Haley Tornes. Roll call was to your favorite place to go on summer vacation. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Karli Schaad and the 4-H pledge was led by Ethan Poulton. The song “If Your Happy and You Know It” was led by the secretary. The devotion “True Forever Friend” was led by Erin Hague. A treasurer’s report was given by Emma Poulton. A health report titled Oral Health was given by Averi Schwendeman. A safety report titled Sun Safety was given by Emma Tornes. An energy report titled Summer Energy was given by members of the club. The next meeting is June 29 at 1 p.m. at the school.

Old business: Camp dates were discussed. Everyone was asked if they got their pigs.

New business: Quality Assurance is Saturday, June 7 along with lamb, goat and dairy feeder tag-ins. Feeder calf tag-in is July 19 at Barlow. We discussed the demonstration and public speaking contest. The Cloverbuds learned about dinosaurs.

Refreshments were brought by Schaad and Tornes and are to be brought next by Poulton and Hague. The meeting was adjourned by Christopher and seconded by Madison. Emma P. and Emma T. did demonstrations and Owen, Christopher, Averi, Mattie P., Cheyanne and Olivia are to do demos at the next meeting.