4-H Club News

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers 4-H Club had a meeting on April 6, 2021 at Barlow Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. There were 15 members and 7 guests present. There were also some members on Google meet. The 4-H meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President Zoey Carson. The American Pledge was led by Tessa Haffner and the 4-H pledge was led Aston Carson.

Old Business

Candy bar money needs turned in to advisor ASAP.

Member enrollment is due online by April 15. Start Deciding what your project will be this year. Buy your project books online or at OSU Extension Office

Registration for virtual quality assurance is April 19, 2021; May 6 and Face to Face session May 20 for anyone without internet. All livestock exhibitors need to attend one session.

Horse projects: new Program to reward the time riding your horse.

Camp Clean Up is April 17, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Market poultry due and paid on April 15.

First Equine riding session date/time changers now Sunday, April 25 at 1-3 at the barn of Tiffany Wainwright, 1430 Rosemar Road, Vienna, W.Va.

New Business

Horse Update – packets should have been sent to horse project members, if families haven’t received it contact extension office. Mandatory meeting May 13 at 6:30. Animal death marathons and immunizations due by June 1.

Livestock housing agreement due by April 15. Handouts developed by fair vet, Dr. Lowe, are posted on 4-H Blog.

New Club: living history SPIN Club explores people, clothing… etc. from the past. You are allowed to be in more than one club.

Washington County fair pumpkin growing contest seeds are available at extension office.


Each member picked an Easter egg out of a bag then stood up and read the slip of paper from inside the egg, tell your name, years in 4-H, and whatever answer to question was.

Members are to be thinking about new ideas for t-shirts for the club members.

Bring books to donate for a box library at Hickory Grove at next meeting.

Next meeting is May 6 at Barlow Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m.

— Reported by Emily Hoffman and Cory Hoffman


Busy Bunch

Churchtown Busy Bunch 4-H club met Sunday, March 21, 2021 at St. John Sr. Center. The meeting was called to order by Isaiah Tullius. The US Pledge was led by Derek Wheeler. The 4-H pledge was led by Joel Jenks. Maggie Fulton took the roll call and read the Secretary report. Caleb Schaad gave the Treasurer’s Report. Safety Report was read by Landon Nibert titled, “Safety Tips During A Flood.” Joel Schaad gave a health report titled, “How Exercise Fires You Up.”

Under old business QA and pen pals were discussed. Advisor Joyce Kronberg shared that the club got “Best Theme” for the window display and “Most Unique and Creative” for the poster.

Under new business the following topics were discussed: officers were elected, Caleb Schaad – President; Isaiah Tullius – VP; Sydney Heischman – Secretary; Derrick Wheeler – Assistant Secretary; Chad Lang – Treasurer; Maggie Fulton – Assistant Treasurer; Kayla Schwendeman – Health Officer; Joel Schaad – Safety Officer; Blake Lang and Declan Schaad – Recreation. Community Service project was discussed to clean up St. John Cemetery. A motion was made by Landon and Caleb seconded it. Motion passed.

Caleb motioned to adjourn the meeting. Joel Jenks seconded it. The next meeting will be Sunday, April 11.

Oak Grove Explorers Officer Elections and 4-H Week Awards

On March 23, 2021, the Oak Grove Explorers held their second meeting of the year through Zoom, during which officers were elected. Candidates gave a short election speech which was shorter than one minute before voting began. Votes were sent by the messaging chat in Zoom to an advisor, who tallied the votes. The officers were elected as follows: President- Bijou Burgardt; Vice President- Melina Matics; Secretary- Dallas Bolen; Treasurer- Flora Burgardt; News Reporter- Claire Line; Recreation Officer- Elizabeth Loughry; Recreation Committee- Flora Burgardt and Melina Matics.

The Oak Grove Explorers also won awards in the Washington County 4-H Week Promotional Contests. The club won the award “Most Unique and Creative” in the window display contest, for the display at “The Workingman’s Store” and “Most Unique and Creative” for the Social Media Post Contest. The club also won an Honorable Mention for “Most Unique and Creative” for the poster contest.


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