Wood County 4-H Woodcuts
West Virginia 4-H All Stars live by the motto of service. Adult 4-H members who have earned a charting pin, and 4-H volunteers with five or more years of service to the organization, are eligible for All Star nomination. The newest All Stars for 2022 are 4-H Members Hope Prunty, Dalton Dearth, Katie Daley, and Cyleigh Sampson, and 4-H volunteers Beverly Tice, Krista Bell, and Brandon Boso.
Wood County 4-H celebrated a year of accomplishments at their annual Awards Ceremony on November 6, 2022.
4-H Club Awards of Excellence went to American Brushpoppers, Belleville, Fairview, Lubeck Lucky Clovers, Sand Hill Explorers, Teen Leaders, and Woodchucks 4-H Clubs. Rebels, Saulsbury, and Sharp Shooters 4-H Clubs received blue ribbon recognition.
Younger Camp Tribal Honors
The Wood County 4-H & FFA Summer Showcase wrapped up with a very successful livestock sale. Thanks to a dedicated, hard-working group of volunteers, livestock buyers, and donors to our livestock program, more than 150 youth showcased their 4-H and FFA exhibits. There were 159 livestock projects exhibited, and 90 still projects. CEOS (Community Educational Outreach Service) members exhibited more than 100 items.
Colton Parsons, 19-year-old member of the Saulsbury 4-H Club was awarded the honor of Austin Shawver Master Showman of 2022 for the second straight year. The contest provides participants who win grand champion senior showman in each livestock species division an opportunity to compete for the title, and the winner receives a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Kent Welding and Wards Farm Supply and a Belt Buckle sponsored by Shawver Show Pigs.
The Wood County 4-H & FFA Summer Showcase will be held July 18-23, 2022, and open to the public July 19-23, at the Wood County 4-H Campgrounds. Thanks to all of our volunteers and donors for their generous support to make this event possible for our youth in 2022.
Several family-friendly activities are planned for the week, and youth have the opportunity to enter exhibits into an open Art and Photography Contest thanks to the Parkersburg Art Center and Neal Smith Images. A Pet Show and Parade is also scheduled and open to all youth thanks to the generous support of Pet Supplies Plus, Pet Smart, and Rural King.