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Wayne County 4-H News

Ambassadors Plan Summer Community Service Project

4-H Ambassadors stand for photo

The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors are planning a folk dancing demonstration for the Wayne County Nursing Home this July. The Ambassadors meet monthly to plan and implement community service projects. Member include (l-r): Ashlee Smith, Zane Smith, Landon Dodgion, Zoe Harold, Brettina Jeffers, Sarah Ferry, Zara Harold, Brenna Barnett, Erin Ferry, Chase Smith, and Audrey Spry. To learn about opportunities for community service, please contact our office at 304-272-6839 or email Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent.

Teens Help Prepare for Camp

Teens Helping with Camp

As part of their monthly meeting, Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors help prepare for Younger and Day Camps on May 21, 2018. They helped assemble name tags for the 70 youth attending Younger Camp and assemble crafts for Day Camp!

4-H Teens to Serve at Wayne County Camp this Summer

Several teens participated in a training on Saturday May 19 at the Wayne County Extension Office. These teens include (l-r): Paige Roseberry, Kayleigh Cox, Zane Smith, Hunter Donahoe, James Cox, Sarah Ferry and Brenna Barnett (missing Mona Napier), will serve as Teen Camp Counselors at either the 4-H Younger Camp and/or the Cloverbud Day Camp next month. Teen staff are an invaluable part of camp as it is an opportunity for them to build public speaking, communication, and teamwork skills while serving at camp. For more information on teen leadership opportunities in Wayne County, please call our office at 304-272-6839.

2018 Teen Camp Counselors - Wayne County  (l-r): Paige Roseberry, Kayleigh Cox, Zane Smith, Hunter Donahoe, James Cox, Sarah Ferry and Brenna Barnett (missing Mona Napier)

4-H Summer Educational Tours

4-H Clover

This summer the Wayne County 4-H Program will office educational tours every Tuesday in July. These tours are designed to keep our youth engaged in the 4-H program during the summer months and to learn more about our county and area. The tours will include: 

Wayne County 4-Hers Compete in State 4-H Forestry Contest

Congratulations to our Junior Forestry Team. On Saturday May 5, they represented Wayne County for the first time at the State 4-H Forestry Contest! They had to complete several tests including:

The team has met weekly since early March to practice and study for this state contest. We are very proud of all their hard work and commitment!

State 4-H Poster Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 West Virginia State 4-H Poster Contest participants from Wayne County! Our winners hail from the Genoa Warriors 4-H Club and our after school programs at Buffalo Elementary and Prichard Elementary.

*Not pictured is our Dairy category poster which will be displayed at the State Dairy Show in August created by Portia Morris (Junior): Dairy - White Ribbon.

Wayne 4-H Projects Due July 9

4-H Clover

Wayne County 4-H members should turn in their 4-H Projects by Monday, July 9, into the Extension Office in Wayne. Members should bring the exhibit part of the project to the Wayne County Fair on Monday, July 30, between 4 and 7 p.m., to Exhibit Hall at Camden Park. Here is more information to navigate this aspect of the 4-H program year.