The International Travel 4-H Club will hold its first meeting this fall on Thursday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m. Club members will learn about the country of Mongolia, sampling some food and doing a craft. Please call the Wayne County Extension Office at 304-272-6839 for details.
Wayne County 4-H News
On Tuesday, October 5 from 4 - 6 p.m., the Wayne County office will host an Open House for any interested families to stop by and learn more about the Wayne County 4-H program. Active and interested youth can enroll in the Wayne County 4-H starting tomorrow October 1 via ZSuite. Parents are also welcome to call our office at 304-272-6839 for more information or email Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent. Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
On September 18, Rebecca Christian was inducted into the WV 4-H All Stars. Becky has served as the Extension Office's secretary for the past five years. Yet she so much given her commitment and support to our 4-H clubs, after school programs, camp and Energy Express sites. She goes above and beyond, providing great attention to detail with lots of creativity behind everything she does. She is a valued leader and we are blessed to have her as part of the Wayne County 4-H program.
Ethan Cade of Wayne was nominated and won a spot to serve on this year's WVU Homecoming Court. The 2021 WVU Homecoming Court was announced on September 16. Ethan is a senior majoring in environmental geoscience at WVU. He was active in the Wayne County 4-H program for many years and is a WV 4-H All Star. The Homecoming Royalty will be crowned during a halftime ceremony at the WVU football game against Texas Tech Saturday, Oct. 2, at Milan Puskar Stadium.
4-H Club Leaders in Wayne County will meet on Friday, September 24, at 1 p.m. In-person and virtual options will be available. The training will cover club paperwork as well as time to discuss re-opening plans for this fall. For more information, please contact Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent at 304-272-6839.
The Wayne County 4-H Leaders are excited to be able to offer this fundraiser again after a small hiatus due to the pandemic. A wide variety of Amish cheese are available to order in 3.5-lbs blocks with prices ranging from $19 - $21. Bologna rings, peanuts, and jams are also available. The deadline is Monday, September 27, and pick up is Friday, November 19. These make for wonderful holiday gifts. Order forms are available at the Wayne County Extension Office or email Cathy Smith, Program Assistant for details. This fundraiser helps support scholarships to send youth to state events and camps.
The State Fair of West Virginia concluded on Saturday August 21. Josie Parsley of the Whites Creek Critters 4-H Club was recognized for her hard work on her 4-H Bird Project. Josie constructed a beautiful birdhouse and was one of 11 youth recognized across the state for her hard work out of 772 projects exhibited at the annual State Fair located in Fairlea, WV. She spent countless hours learning about different types of birds as well as constructing this birdhouse. 4-H projects are educational lessons on a wide variety of projects on animals to woodworking and everything in between. Josie's parents are Amanda and Duke Parsley of Lavalette. To learn more about opportunities with 4-H in Wayne County, please contact the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at 304-272-6839 or email Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent.