4-h Club news


The Purple Circle 4-H Club will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 5 at the East Springfield Community Center.

There will be spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, dessert and a drink for $7 for those age 11 and older and $4 for those 10 and younger.

Takeouts can be placed by calling (740) 543-3706.

A silent auction will be held with a Dave Barnhouse print, one of the items for bid, along with other items of interest. This is a fundraiser for the club so they can carry out community projects.


The Country Classics 4-H Club held its second meeting of the year at the Salem Township building. Prior to the meeting, club members tied blankets for Project Linus.

Allison Lamantia presided at the meeting, attended by 37.

Lily Larkins, litter officer, collected pop tabs for the 4-H small animal barn project. She discussed another community service project, which involves collecting gently used stuffed animals to comfort children. They would be donated to the Jefferson County sheriff’s office.

Nathan Lucas gave the health and safety report on dressing warm to prevent hypothermia and frost bite.

A committee was formed to design the 4-H week window decoration to honor Ohio 4-H Week. Windows at the NAPA store in Wintersville will be decorated.

Members signed up for teams for the Iron Chef contest to be held at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School.

Teens were given the date of July 7-8 for the new county Teen Camp for those age 14 to 18. It will be held at Camp Piedmont. Members were urged to sign up for the 4-H camp which will be held June 25-28.

Subcommittee reports were given by Debbie Grimes, horse committee; Chris Molinaro, small animal; Amie Cline, general livestock; and Donna Pizzoferrato, still projects.

The club made 19 tied blankets and will send half to the American Red Cross for people who have lost their homes to disaster and the other half to Project Linus.

Two of the blankets will go to a fundraiser to help Susie Mettler, a friend of the Valentine family, who are members of the club. Mettler was in a sledding accident that left her a quadrapalegic.

The next meeting will be held March 19 at the Salem Township building at 6 p.m.


The Ohio 4-H Week window decoration contest was discussed when the Country Rangers 4-H Club met at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. Marissa Lucci presided at the meeting.

An officer installation ceremony was held, and each of the 35 in attendance was asked to share a fun fact about themselves.

August Glenn, health officer, made a presentation on choosing appropriate drinks. Libby Hall, safety officer, made a presentation on drunken driving.

Information was reviewed on the rescheduled 4-H Overnighter at the Millsop Community Center. The school cancellation policy was reviewed and adopted. A copy of the club rules were handed out and reviewed.

As a team-building exercise, Shay Davis, recreation officer, had members participate in a fact-sharing session of “Two Truths and a Lie” game. A member told two interesting facts and one made-up tale about themselves. The other members had to decide which one was not the truth.

Community service projects were reviewed. Shirt designs and orders were obtained. The Iron Chef cooking project was reviewed, and a date was set to decorate a window for the Ohio 4-H Week contest.

The next meeting well be held March 20 at the JVS.


The Harrison County 4-H Committee is conducting a bulk frozen food sale for clubs to raise money for community projects or needed services. Order blanks can be obtained from the Ohio State University/Harrison County Extension Office.

The deadline for orders is April 1, and pick-up is April 17 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds 4-H Building.

There are fruits, vegetables, beverages, breads, appetizers, desserts, potatoes, chicken, sausage, meatballs and fish to be ordered.