4-H news

OSU Collegiate 4-H students train club leaders

Many of the Washington County 4-H club officers and advisors attended the March 26 training held at the Washington County Career Center. The evening started with a welcome, pledges and announcements. Breakout sessions for club officers included: president/vice president, treasurer, secretary, newsreporter/historian/scrapbook, health and safety/community service and recreation. Over 50 4-H youth attended these trainings as well as parents and club advisors.

4-H Club Officer sessions were taught by college students that are members of the OSU Collegiate 4-H Club on the Columbus campus. Students teaching the sessions included Burton Bassett, Spencer Bauman, Amy Michaels, Maddie Ullman and Ben Preston. The Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club taught recreation for evening.

OSU Extension staff Kathryn Hartline and Bruce Zimmer also taught a session for parents and advisors on public speaking tips to help 4-H members build upon their presentation skills. The evening concluded with an officer installation ceremony.

Churchtown Busy Bunch

Churchtown Busy Bunch 4-H club met on March 10 at St. John Sr. Center. The meeting was called to order by President Connor Tullius. The American pledge was led by Kayla Schwendeman. The 4-H pledge was led by Isaiah Tullius.

Minutes were read by Brenner Schwendeman. The treasurer’s report was given by Kail Bauerbach. Safety report by Kayla Schwendeman on “Fire Safety Tips.” Health report by Isaiah Tullius on “A Good Night’s Sleep.” Announcements about officer training March 26.

New business was election of officers, by-laws and guest speaker Maddie Treadway from Tractor Supply with information about the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign. Under old business t-shirt ideas, poster contest (best promotion of being a part of 4-H) and window display contest (best theme). Motion to adjourn meeting by Kail Bauerbach and seconded by Isaiah Tullius.

Next meeting will be held at senior center, March 31 at 12:30 p.m.

Fundraiser at

Applebee’s in Marietta

The Marietta Applebee’s Restaurant is hosting a benefit pancake breakfast on April 13 from 8 to 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Washington County 4-H Shooting Sports Program.

The breakfast includes pancakes and a beverage for $5. Walk-ins are welcome. A silent auction during the breakfast will provide an additional opportunity to support this 4-H fund raiser.

Proceeds will help purchase supplies, equipment and recognition items for members of the Bull’s-Eye 4-H Club. Over 75 youths are annually involved in shooting sports disciplines such as rifle, pistol, archery, shotgun and living history. Fourteen adults give leadership to the program’s goal of making the youth responsible and safe citizens.