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Wayne County 4-H News

Notable Community Service Projects for 4-H Club

The Genoa Warriors 4-H Club, based in Genoa in Wayne County has conducted several community service projects this academic year. They have collected and sent 52 letters to soldiers overseas, made 75 Christmas cards and tissue paper flowers as well as well as Valentine treats for Charter House residents, and helped up-cycle 140 plastic bottles into planters with seeds planted in each for residents at the Wayne Nursing Home and Charter House.

The Genoa Warriors 4-H Club is led by Phyllis Brumfield and Valerie Robinson. To learn more about this 4-H Club and others in Wayne County, please contact the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at 304-272-6839.

Another Quilt for 4-H Heritage Quilt Trail

The Wayne County 4-H Heritage Quilt Trail started in 2013 by a group of talented and committed 4-H members in Wayne County. Their goal was to become more civically involved to help strengthen the 4-H program and to help beautify the county.

In the spring of 2019, another quilt block (featured below) was added to the trail. It hangs on the property of Jeremy and Sara Plybon of Prichard. The trail now features a wide variety of barn and building quilts throughout Wayne County. If you are interested in viewing this and other quilts on the trail, please visit our website. For more information on opportunities through the Wayne County 4-H program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839 or email Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent.

4-H Summer Tours Scheduled

This summer, the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office has arranged for youth to participate in FREE educational tours of places in our county/region. Parents/guardians must attend with their child. The tours are as follows:

Creekside Golf Course: July 2 at 3 p.m.

Youth Compete in State 4-H Forestry Contest

Several Wayne County 4-H youth competed in the 2019 State 4-H / FFA Forestry Contest on May 4 at the Westvaco Natural Resource Center near Morgantown. The photo includes (l-r): Duke Parsley, Danielle Adkins, Josie Parsley, Addy Smith, Coach & Ag Agent Evan Wilson, Alivia Adkins, and Jenna Adkins. The Junior Team of Duke, Addie and Josie placed first in the state in the junior division. Duke placed 4th in the state; Danielle placed 6th in the state; Addy placed 7th in the state; Jenna placed 9th in the state, Alivia placed 10th in the state; and Josie placed 11th in the state.

As part of the competition, youth had to complete an exam with a variety of forestry related questions, as well as be tested in compass and pacing, insect identification, tree identification, tree disease identification, tree measurement and forest evaluation. For more information on this and other opportunities for youth, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.