Harrison County 4-H News

Harrison County 4-H will celebrate Ohio 4-H Week the week of March 2-8, with many related events taking place.

A club window decorating contest will be held, with local businesses in the county opening window areas for decorative ideas. The theme is “Your Adventure Starts Here.”

The top three decorated windows will win $50, for first; $30 for second; and $20 for third for the three clubs selected.

Also held in regards to Ohio 4-H Week will be a T-shirt photo blitz. On March 3, members are to wear their best 4-H T-shirt to school and invite a friend to join the organization. Those on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram etc. should change their profile picture during Ohio 4-H Week to a 4-H clover or a “selfie” wearing a 4-H shirt.


The Ohio 4-H Foundation granted $1,000 for the building of a five-element low rope course in the spring. The Harrison County 4-H Committee plans to work on it as a major project during the Youth Service Day on April 26. The course will be ready for 2014 summer camp usage among all camps.

The camp board recently reorganized with the following officers: Tim Tanner, Harrison County, president; Barb Airgood, Tuscarawas County, vice president; Lisa Bradley, Guernsey County, secretary; and Donna Koch, camp staff, treasurer.

Four-H members will be selling cookie dough as a camp fundraiser starting March 10.

Youth interested in serving as camp counselors must apply by Jan. 15. For forms go to go.osu.edu/hcyouth.


The first of four local 4-H adviser trainings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Extension office. The two primary training topics will include volunteer succession planning and 2014 updates and changes.


The Harrison County Fair is seven months away, but plans already are shaping up for the food stand selling hot dogs, taco salads, breakfast foods, soft drinks, chips and specials of the day.

Kelly Cagot is the food stand coordinator and is looking for assistance with the food stand efforts. The stand is the primary fundraiser each year.


Shooting Sports, the shooting safety, maintenance and safe shooting skills group, will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 11 at the Jewett Sportsmans Club. All 4-Hers, regardless of previous shooting experience level, are welcome to attend. All equipment is provided.


The Harrison County Extension Advisory Committee reorganized for the 2014 year with Barbara Dewey named as chairman; John Quimby, vice chairman; and Tenley Telfer, secretary.


The Harrison County Beekeeper Association will host “The Beginning Beekeeping Course: Everything You Need to Know to Begin Keeping Bees.”

Sessions will be each Tuesday in March from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Harrison Community Hospital meeting room. Registration is $50. Contact Bob Hooker for information at (740) 945-0189.