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Wirt County Energy Express Hosts Hygiene Supply Drive

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Energy Express, a summer youth program which aids in the development of youth in our communities, will be hosting a hygiene supply drive, organized by the Wirt County site team. The Energy Express team is made up of five mentors, one community coordinator, and the site supervisor. As a team, the group decided to organize a Hygiene Supply drive to assist members of our community. The site will be collecting NEW hygiene supplies from anyone willing to donate.  

The Energy Express site is seeking donations of the following items:

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Wirt County Energy Express Seeks Found Object Donations

The Wirt County Primary Center will be hosting an Energy Express Site this year for students who will be entering 1st – 6th grade in the fall. Energy Express is a print rich, six-week program designed to avoid the summer slide in reading levels of children by providing them with breakfast and lunch as well as curriculum that makes reading enjoyable. Our Energy Express program runs from June 17th – July 26th.  Interested parents can contact the Wirt County Extension Office at 304-275-3101 to sign up your child.

Energy Express relies on the community for support. So how can you help?  We are seeking donations of “found objects” for art projects during the program.  These objects are being collected by the Extension Office. Churches, community groups, and local businesses can contact the office if they are interested in having a drop off location for found objects.

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Spring Valley Food Pantry Nutrition Program Seeking Volunteers

The WVU Extension Service, Wirt County Office has received a $1,500 grant from the Sisters Health Foundation to incorporate a Nutrition Program at the Spring Valley Food Pantry.  We are currently seeking adult volunteers to help deliver this program

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In February 2019, the Wirt County Extension Office received a grant from the Sisters Health Foundation for $1,500 to implement this program. $50 will be allocated for purchasing food materials for each session. There will be two sessions per month that correspond with the Spring Valley Food Pantry operating hours. The grant also provides funds for printing recipe cards for the program.

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Wirt County 4-H News

Wirt County Livestock Clinic 2019

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Youth are invited to attend an informational livestock clinic after school on April 11, 2019. The clinic will provide youth with information on properly selecting, caring for, and showing livestock animals as well as an overview of rules and requirements for the Wirt County Fair.

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Wirt County 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp Information

When: July 15-17, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Camp Barbe 4-H Grounds, 1551 Camp Barbe Road, Elizabeth, WV 26143
Who: Youth who will turn 6 by September 30, 2019 up to age 9. They DO NOT need to be enrolled in 4-H.
Cost: $40 per child - fees include breakfast, lunch, snack and a t-shirt. Additional children from the same family may register for $30.  Invoices will be sent to families following the initial registration. 

Campers will engage in fun activities focused on healthy living, civic engagement and STEM. The youth will also have the opportunity to participate in daily water activities and outdoor games (weather permitting). They will also have their first experience with mini 4-H tribes and a council circle before parent pick up each day. Youth will be supervised by vetted 4-H volunteers and the Wirt County Extension Agent. Teen counselors will assist in teaching classes and leading activities.

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Wirt County 2018-19 Project Book Information

The information below is intended to guide and direct you through the completion of your 4-H project books for this year. If you have any questions, please reach out to your club leader or the Wirt County Extension Office at 304-275-3101.

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People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep

The Wirt County Extension office provides aid to farmers, gardeners, and homeowners, but also local educational programs for area families, businesses, and communities. On our website you will find Extension Service related information on all of these subjects. If you have questions, you can always call our office or email us.

We are also your link to other WVU Extension offices and to West Virginia University’s related colleges. WVU’s Wirt County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work.

Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Wirt County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in the following areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Community Development. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.