Jefferson County 4-H News

Cross Creek Tomahawks

The Cross Creek Tomahawks 4-H Club met at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Members worked on mats for the homeless and made plans for the 4-H booth displaying all the work of the members at the county fair. They will be appearing in the grand parade on Aug. 16 as well.

Gabby Bodo is representing the club at the Ohio State Fair for Cloverbud Camp.

Future plans include holding work meetings for fair duties.

Dustin McAfee presided at the meeting attended by eight members.

Lucky Leaf

The Lucky Leaf 4-H Club met at Friendship Park with 13 members present. Barbara and Taylor Mazzaferro conducted the meeting.

The club weeded and planted flowers in the assigned flower bed behind the cow barn at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Rhiannon Petrisko showed how to try out for a school play as one of the three demonstrations. Evan Coppa showed how to make a homemade crawfish or minnow trap, and Robert Coppa demonstrated how and why vertical jumps in sports are needed.

Members discussed raising rabbits, horses and dogs. The club helped with the Ohio River Sweep earlier this summer.

Country Classics

The Country Classics 4-H Club held its meeting at the Steubenville Saddle Club in Richmond with Allison Lamantia presiding. She distributed the 2014 Jefferson County Fair books.

Paige Everly reported that 37 members were present.

Different fundraisers were discussed with members encouraged to offer suggestions for ways to raise money.

Marlene Lamantia advised members interested in buying club T-shirts to place their orders in immediately. Members who are a part of the Jefferson County Equine team were congratulated for their achievement at the state hippology contest.