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Monongalia County Fair 4-H Exhibits
The Monongalia County 4-H Program is excited to exhibit 4-H members’ projects at the 2019 Monongalia County Fair. In order to exhibit, youth enrolled as regular 4-H members will complete and turn in 4-H exhibits to the Hazel Ruby Building at Mylan Park during exhibit check-in. (Project books were due to the Extension Office by June 3, 2019). 4-H members may also drop off non-food exhibits at the Extension Office the week before the Fair – August 5-9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, and life skills of youth through hands-on learning programs. The 4-H name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health. Although typically thought of as an agriculturally focused organization as a result of its history, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, and science, engineering and technology programs.
4-H exhibit check-in will be with the culinary and craft check-in at the Hazel Ruby Building the Sunday before the from 1 to 4 p.m. (August 11). 4-H exhibits can be picked-up the Saturday night of the Fair. All exhibits that are not picked up on Saturday night will be transported to the Extension Office and must be picked-up the week following the fair at the Extension Office by 4-H Club Leaders, who will then distribute exhibits to club members. Food exhibits will be thrown away and project books and ribbons will be returned to members/club leaders. The club leaders will be given the projects, so please pick-up exhibits from your club leaders, if they are not picked-up at the Fair on Saturday night. Please note- if picking projects up at the Fair on Saturday night, you must pay to get in.
4-H Day at the State Fair
Adult Leadership/ 4-H All Star Weekend Registration and Information
The weekend has three separate registration options for participants. A Friday
Package ($20), Saturday Only Package (Free) and Sunday Package ($10). Participants
can register for any portion of the weekend with the total cost being a maximum
of $30 (if staying in cottages for the entire weekend). If participants are
interested in private housing options at Jackson’s Mill (private lodging, lodge
or suites) they must call Jackson’s Mill directly to reserve and pay additionally
for those options. Jackson’s Mill is currently accepting reservations for
private lodging for this weekend. Past participants of YAC, VLW or Collegiate
4-H Conference will also be sent an additional promo code directly to further reduce
the cost of the weekend as a thank you for their past participation in those events.
The schedule for this weekend is still being finalized, but will include speakers,
workshops, an interactive/hands on service project and experiences which will help
educate and train our adult 4-H members and volunteers in new and exciting areas
in 4-H. The bulk of the experiences will be throughout Saturday, but some
activities will be available on Friday evening and Sunday morning. The WV 4-H All
Stars will have various recognition and events surrounding their 100th birthday
as well as a consecration service for new members. Remember this is the only
scheduled consecration for adults in 2019. We will also recognize outstanding
volunteer, 45 and 50 year leaders. This will be a great opportunity for adults
from your county to learn and engage with others from throughout the state.
If you are interested and from Monongalia County, please contact Becca for more information.
Monongalia County 4-H Today