POMEROY — A kick-off to this year’s 4-H program featured an open house at Eastern Elementary School with more than a hundred people coming out to learn what’s new in programming this year.
Information stations were set up for several 4-H project areas including: Ohio Birds, Grilling, Cake Decorating, Small Animals, Horses and Cloverbuds (5-8 year-old members). Stations were also set up for youth and parents to learn more about camp, including the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp that will be held at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp this summer.
The members of the Meigs County Fashion Board helped youth make braided dog toys out of scrap fleece, some of which will be donated the local Humane Society.
4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the world, with 4-H members in all 50 states and more than 80 countries around the world. 4-H allows youth to learn at their own pace, about subjects that interest them, and with over 200 projects available to take in Ohio, there is something for everyone. 4-H Clubs are led by screened and trained volunteers who give of their own time to help youth become caring, competent and contributing members of society.
On March 9, four teens and two adults from Meigs County attended the Ohio Teen/Volunteer Conference in Columbus. The event brings together members, volunteers and supporters from all over the state for a fun day of learning and growing. Next is Counselor College, where our teens who will be serving as Camp Counselors at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp this summer will receive much of their training. Deposits for Camp are now being taken.
Quality Assurance Training for all of our members planning to exhibit animals at the Meigs County Fair will be held on March 19, 23, April 8 (Horse QA) and 25. 4-H Club enrollments will be completed by April 1. Anyone are interested in the program, can check the website at www.meigs.osu.edu or call the office at 992-6696.