4-H news: 7-03


Gold Medal
Gold Medal 4-H Club met Saturday as members first visited senior citizens at Avalon and gave them a
craft. The club also pulled weeds for them.
The meeting was then held at adviser Kelly Brown’s home. Riley Brown and Jenny Schaller gave the members
a dog show with their two dogs. Members provided feedback on their skills and their dog’s obedience.
Those attending thought both did great jobs.
Members brainstormed on ideas for the Wood County Fair booth and float.
Sklyer Davis showed members her garden and shared her project experiences.
The next meeting is Tuesday at, 5:15 p.m. at Way Pubic Library, Perrysburg.
Members are to stop by from 4 to 5:15 p.m. to review their project books and posters with the advisers
for the upcoming project judging.
Klover Kids
The Klover Kids 4-H Club met June 25 in adviser Marlene Graber’s home.
The 11 members answered the roll call question, "What is your favorite summer activity?"
In old business, it was reported club members had fun donating time to the Wood County Humane Society and
want to do more next time. The club will be participating in the Bradner Day in the Park on July 18 by
decorating and riding on a float.
The club members were reminded to keep working on their projects, which will be judged Thursday. They
will also be setting up the booth for the Wood County Fair on Aug. 2. They will work the 4-H milkshake
barn on Aug. 8. Health and safety tips were shared.
Ali Kagy, Kaitlyn Graham, and Amanda Ridenour said the following health tips respectively, bring cold
cloths for hot softball games; do not go near rabid bats: and wear a hat when outside in order to shield
your eyes from the sun.
Next Josh Kagy, Ashley Graham, and Nathan Walter told the following safety tips, respectively, never get
hit in the face with a baseball bat; do not spray bug spray in your eyes; always wear a face mask while
playing softball.
After the meeting, the following members gave demonstrations: Nathan Walter on how to brush your dog’s
teeth; Kaylea Walter on bicycle safety; Liz Wittenmyer, how to do trick photography; Amanda Ridenour,
how to read a map; and Renee Babcock on scrapbooking pictures.
The next meeting is July 16 at 3 p.m. in the same location.
Beaver Creek Boosters
Beaver Creek Boosters held a meeting on Sunday at Joe and Vickie Digby’s house.
"Quality Assurance" training was held before the meeting.
Themes for the float and the booth were discussed and voted.
Beth Davis gave a demonstration on how to start a campfire; Drew Baus demonstrated showing a steer; while
Caroline Battin gave a demonstration on how to make cow pie cookies.
Colton Battin also did a demonstration on how to make cookies; Jordyn Lenox showed how to organize a
sewing box; while Collin Harnishfeger gave a demonstration on how to peel and chop vegetables.
After the meeting members prepared pudgy pies, hot dogs and s’mores over a campfire.
BG Brigade
BG Brigade 4-H Club met June 28. The club members went over the judging dates.
Henry Apple gave a demonstration on how to check oil in a car. The club members also talked about working
at the milkshake booth during the fair and also decided on a booth theme for the fair. The next meeting
is July 14 with a trip to Soak City.
Country Pride
On Saturday Country Pride 4-H Club had a potluck lunch at Harrison Park in Pemberville.
Following the lunch, there was a bottle rocket launching for the group project. To make it more
interesting, there was a contest to see whose rocket went the farthest. The group then went on the
trails to do a trash clean-up for community service.
The next meeting is July 12 at 3 p.m. at the Chamberlains’.
Members are also reminded that judging is coming up.
Buckeye Guys & Gals
The Buckeye Guys and Gals held a meeting on June 23.
Members answered roll call by telling what they had done on their projects so far.
Everyone was reminded of various dates and activities including the 4-H Day at Cedar Point, the Cloverbud
Day Camp, and the 4-H Bake-Off at the fair.
Judging dates and requirements were discussed, and tips on successful judging were given. The club’s fair
booth was discussed, giving suggestions for booth decorations to go with their theme.
Reports were given by Brent Schlumbohm on hand tools, Matt Schlumbohm on steps to refinishing furniture;
and Ashley and Courtney Brickner on their archery projects.
Members will be working on booth decorations at the next meeting which will be held on July 12 at 1 p.m.

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