VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Commissioners proclaimed March 13-18
as Van Wert County 4-H Week on Tuesday. The theme for the week is “4-H
Four Buckeye Ambassadors and 4-H Educator Heather
Gottke joined County Commissioners Todd Wolfrum and Thad Lichtensteiger
for a proclamation ceremony at the County annex building in Van Wert.
Ambassadors participating in the ceremony included Sam Price of the
Bunny Hoppers, McKenzie Davis of Hoaglin Farmers, Macala Ashbaugh of
Hoaglin Farmers, and Abbey Bradford of the Bunny Hoppers.
4-H week local club members and their families will be celebrating
their involvement in 4-H and preparing for the coming 4-H busy season.
They’ll be actively recruiting new members and families into the program
and participating in a variety of activities and events to promote the
4-H is sponsored by the Ohio State University and its
programs and activities are open to young people from kindergarten
through age 18. March 15 is the 2017 enrollment deadline.
are 20 4-H clubs in Van Wert County led by adult volunteers. Young
people may join 4-H at any time throughout the year, however, they must
be enrolled in a club by March 15 in order to exhibit projects,
including animals, in the 2017 Van Wert County or Ohio State Fairs.
the OSU Extension Van Wert County at 419-238-1214 or visit the website
at vanwert.osu.edu for more information, to volunteer, or for the name
and contact information for a 4-H club near you.