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Wayne County 4-H News

Summer Community Service Project for 4-H Ambassadors

The Wayne County 4-H Ambassadors took the lead on this community service project to make and deliver fun items (bracelets and sun catchers) to those in nursing homes and apartments in our area to help bring them some joy. They made items for 60 residents at the Wayne Nursing Home, 75 residents at the Charter House, 109 residents at Ceredo Manor and 24 residents at Roxanna Booth Manor Apartments.

Community Service Project

4-H Project Spotlight at the Wayne County Fair

This year Wayne County had 170 4-H projects on display at the 2021 Wayne County Fair held at Camden Park August 4 - 7. Of the 4-H projects featured, 63 received a score of 90 points out of 100 (or a blue ribbon) which earned them a spot at the State Fair of West Virginia which runs August 12 - 21 in Fairlea. Congratulations to all our 4-H members on a job well done.

Duke Parsley KYS Project

4-H'ers Earn Royal Honors

Congratulations to two Wayne County 4-H members (l-r): Haylee Christian and Josie Parsley who were named Miss Wayne County and Pre-Teen Miss Wayne County, respectively at the 2021 Wayne County Fair Pageant held on July 30. Congratulations to both on a job well done!

Haylee and Josie

Highlights from the 4-H Livestock Show

Many thanks to Evan Wilson, Wayne-Cabell Ag Extension Agent and our 4-H parents for a successful 4-H Livestock Show on August 5, 2021. The Livestock Show and Sale occurred during the Wayne County Fair and it was one for the record books. Four roaster rabbits were shown and sold.

These are record shattering prices for the Wayne County Fair. Please support these companies and give them thanks when you see them. We hope this will be a start of a bright future for the Wayne County 4-H livestock program.

Wayne County 4-H Scholarship Winners Announced

Three Wayne County 4-H Scholarship award winners were announced earlier this summer. These include Haylee Christian, Sarah Ferry and Zara Harold. Haylee will attend Clark State Community College this fall to become a judicial court reporter. Zara Harold is at Fairmont State University pursuing a degree in Fine Arts and Sarah Ferry is at West Virginia University pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering. Each received $300 to further their educational pursuits. We are so proud of their accomplishments. For more information about the Wayne County 4-H program, contact our office at 304-272-6839. 

Haylee Christian

Energy Express Ends on a High Note

The county-wide Energy Express program wrapped up on July 30th. The four Energy Express sites provided reading enrichment and literacy at Buffalo, Crum, C-K and Fort Gay communities this summer. On July 29, a county-wide community blood drive was held at Fort Gay PK8. Nineteen people donated blood - many thanks to everyone for making this worthy community service effort a reality and for a successful Energy Express program this summer. For more information about the Energy Express program, please contact the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at 304-272-6839. 

Ceredo Kenova Energy Express Site team

Youth Help with State's Largest Food Pantry

On July 22, 2021 our 4-H Ambassadors spent the day at the Dunlow Community Center helping with their monthly food pantry distribution, which happens to be the largest in the state of West Virginia. Many thanks to Bill and Addie Likens for all they do for this part of the county. 

Ambassadors at Dunlow Community Center Presbyterian Chapel Church