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4-H News

October 19, 2012
The Herald-Star

Dinner to benefit Harrison 4-H

The Modern Woodmen of America Camp 11574 is sponsoring a matching fund spaghetti dinner for the benefit of Harrison County 4-H from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hopedale Social Hall.

The cost is by donation, and all proceeds raised will be matched by the Modern Woodmen up to $750. The money will be used toward supplies and learning programs for the 4-H program.

County 4-H members will be taking two-hour shifts working the fundraiser. Positions are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thoughts on improving fair sought

The Strategic Improvement Task Force is collecting thoughts from community members on improving the Harrison County Fair in the future. The comments are to be sent to Tim Tanner, Extension educator by the middle of November.

Market steer tag-in date announced

The Harrison County Junior Fair market steer tag-in will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at the fair grounds. This is a required event to exhibit a market steer in 2013 for 4-H, FFA and independent members.

Communitywide service encouraged

The 4-H Youth Board is encouraging clubs to provide communitywide service in the county. Clubs are urged to support the Harrison FFAs ongoing partnership with the Cadiz Food Bank in October. Nonperishable food and household items can be taken to the Harrison Hills district office in the old Westgate School building.

In November, clubs can donate sports, arts, education or music equipment or toys or gloves, mittens, hats for children to the Extension Office as they will be leading a communitywide drive. Items for children are due by Dec. 5.

Ridge Hoppers to attend banquet

The Ridge Hoppers 4-H Club met at Helen's Hilltop Ice Cream Stand on Peasant Hill for its meeting with Amber Fiala presiding.

The past Jefferson County Fair was discussed, where the club got first place on the flower bed planting contest.

Members participated in the Abigail's Angels Walk in Wintersville and plan to attend the volunteer banquet on Oct. 30.

A bonfire meeting at Friendship Park was planned for the October meeting.

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