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Wayne County 4-H News

Youth Recognized by County Commission

Wayne County 4-H members (Andrew Kelley & Chase Smith) who were part of the WV 4-H Air Rifle Team were recognized by the Wayne County. Commission on Monday July 22 for their 5th place finish nationally at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Competition in NE last month!

Youth Recognized by Wayne County Commission

Energy Express Site Teams

The Energy Express program in Wayne County wrapped up on Friday July 26. Sincere appreciation to our Site Supervisors, Community Coordinators and Mentors for their hard work (photo below). Through their efforts nearly 200 elementary school youth worked to maintain or improve their abilities with word letter identification, reading fluency and passage comprehension. The children also received two nutritious meals every day and lots of fun activities to help make "reading come alive". We are very thankful for all their hard work since the program commenced on June 7, 2019. 

2019 Energy Express Site Teams

2019 Open Horse Show

A few highlights from the 2019 Wayne County Open Horse Show held on July 27 at the Shirley Burgess Park. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it a success, along with the following sponsors: Tractor Supply, Stonecrest Animal Clinic, Red Hot Fire Equipment, and Adam Hudson. Congratulations to all our youth and adult winners given the 20 classes offered in the show!

Tractor Supply Sponsors Horse Show

First Summer Educational Tour

The first of four summer educational tour was held on July 2, 2019. The tour involved a visit to Creekside Golf Course near Lavalette, W.Va. Youth learned that golf is a game of etiquette (collared shirts and khakis required), it takes $600,000 in equipment to maintain a 19-hole golf course, skunks are the one animal that wreck the most havoc to their golf course, and so much more! Rain spoiled their opportunity to put some golf balls on the green. To learn more about these and other summer educational tours, please contact our office at 304-272-6839

Tour Creekside Golf Course

Tour of the Wayne County Courthouse

On July 9, 2019, members of the Wayne County 4-H toured Wayne County Courthouse, the assessor’s office, and the jail which closed in 2008. Many thanks to Jim Boggs for this great tour and all the interesting facts about our county seat!

Wayne County Courthouse Tour 2019

4-H'ers Inducted into WV 4-H All Stars

Zane Smith (left) and Sarah Ferry are two outstanding Wayne County 4-Hers. On July 12 at WVU Jackson's Mill, they were inducted into the WV 4-H All Stars, an organization that recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the West Virginia 4-H Program. Wayne County 4-H is very proud of these two outstanding 4-H members and all their accomplishments over the past several years! To learn more, contact our office at 304-272-6839

2019 Inducted WV 4-H All Stars

Energy Express Program Engages in Community Service Work

The four Energy Express sites collected pet supplies for a local animal shelter over the past five weeks. One site also collected books for a local library as part of their community service project. Community service is a central element of the Energy Express program. To learn more about the Energy Express program, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

Mentors Collect Pet Supplies for Community Service Project

A Sample of Some 2019 Camp Postcards

During 4-H Camp last month, campers had an opportunity to write a thank you postcard that we mailed to our camp sponsors, supporters, and stakeholders. We could not conduct camp without their support. For more information on 4-H camp, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.

2019 Camp Postcards with handwritten notes.

Youth Tour Maple Syrup Farm

On July 16, 4-H'ers had the opportunity to tour Toms Creek Family Farm and specifically their maple syrup production facilities. Youth got to practice “tapping” for syrup, learn about the production process and taste some of their maple syrup. Many thanks to Greg Christian and Garland Christian for a great tour! For more information, please contact our office at 304-272-6839

Youth Sample Maple Syrup