Jefferson County 4-H Club News

ON A SECRET MISSION — Cloverbuds Merrick Sanders, left, and Hattie Wetherell are “secret agents” with a mission to complete at least seven acts of kindness secretly for family and friends. -- Contributed


The Liberty Gals and Guys 4-H Club met Feb. 7 at Georges Run United Methodist Church with 18 members attending.

President Andrew Wetherell presided at the meeting where members discussed and reviewed the overnighter. Members giving demonstrations were Anna Rivers, sewing; Clara Hoffman, scrapbooking; and Chandler Hoffman, first aid. Members chose their 4-H projects.

Activities conducted included Cloverbuds being “top secret agents” who performed an act of kindness by handing out candy to older members. Cloverbuds additionally planned to perform seven acts of service for others. Catherine Butler led recreation with a game of “Simon Says.”

Anna Rivers and Levi Sanders led the pledges, and Clara Hoffman gave devotions.

Katie Rivers gave a health report on hydration; Nevaeh Sanders gave a safety report on how to report an emergency; and Ainsley Roach gave a litter report on ocean pollution.

For roll call, members answered the question “What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?” Clara Hoffman gave the secretary’s report, and Chandler Hoffman read the treasurer’s report. Refreshments were served by the Rivers family.

Members planned to attend a Valentine dance, officer training and Cloverbud camp on Feb. 15 at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. Members will compete at JVS on March 7 in the Iron Chef Clinic. The club agreed to decorate a window to promote service projects of 4-H in the community. Members also discussed the service projects the club is planning for this year.

The next meeting will be held March 13 at Georges Run UMC, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Joyce Wetherell is the club adviser.


Ethan Zifzal led the Feb. 9 meeting of the Friends and Neighbors 4-H Club, which was held at Colonial Baptist’s Ryan Center in Wintersville. Fifteen members were present.

Emma Morrison was elected president of the club for the upcoming year. Other new officer are: Vice president, Caleb Zifzal; secretary, Ethan Zifzal; treasurer, Elizabeth Hope; news reporter, Lindsey Zifzal; historian, Ella Hall; recreation leader, Christopher Ebright; health officer, Leah DiNofrio; safety officer, Kaity Morrison; and environmental officer, Bailey Ebright.

The club decided teams for the Iron Chef Clinic and discussed community service projects for 2020.

Members did a scavenger hunt through the 2020 family guide to learn about projects they might be interested in. They also had a fruit-themed installation of officers.

4-H’ers were reminded about the winter update on Feb. 15.

The Zifzal family provided refreshments at the meeting.

The window design for 4-H week was decided on, and members will begin making decorations for it at the next meeting.

Iron Chef teams also discussed when they will meet to practice.

Lindsey Zifzal, Cole Saiter and Drew Saiter will give demonstrations at the next meeting.

The Morrison and Saiter family will bring refreshments.

The next meeting is Feb. 28 at Colonial Baptist’s Ryan Center, Wintersville, beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Melissa Zifzal and Sabrina Yeske are club advisers.


The Country Road Runners met recently at Wintersville United Methodist Church with 46 members attending.

Hailey Parker was in charge of the meeting where projects discussed included decorating a window and community service.

Window decorations were made as a club activity.

Cloverbuds learned about healthy eating and exercise and made their own pizzas.

The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on March 8 at Wintersville United Methodist Church.

Heather Parker is the club adviser.


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