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Let's Get Ready for a New 4-H Year!

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We're gearing up for the new 4-H year! New 4-H Teen Leaders are invited and encouraged to join us in September! We will also do our 4-H Camp Reflections meeting to help us work on improving camps for 2020! You can also join our Facebook page for the latest 4-H information!

4-H Leaders' Meeting

The Wood County 4-H Leaders' Meetings are for volunteer leaders in Wood County to stay up-to-date on all of the current 4-H news and events, as well as learn how you can help to ensure the 4-H program is strong in Wood County! We have an exciting fund-raiser coming up to support our 4-H members and program, so come out and learn about what's happening! Our meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on September 3, 2019, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Courthouse.

4-H Teen Leaders

The Wood County 4-H Teen Leaders is a group for any 4-H member who turns 12 by September 30, 2019. Anyone who was 12 on that date and older can join us for the upcoming 4-H year. Teen Leaders host events, help plan 4-H camps, volunteer and learn leadership skills at various 4-H camps and events. Teen Leaders is an excellent opportunity to introduce friends to 4-H who have never been in the program. Bring them to a 4-H meeting! The next Teen Leader meeting will be September 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the South Parkersburg Baptist Church Youth Building. Immediately following the meeting at 3 p.m., we will have a discussion about 2019 camps and reflect on ideas for the 2020 camping season. Snacks will be provided, so please join us! Parents must sign in 4-H members under 18. Any 4-H member driving who is under 18 should contact me to make sure we have a permission slip on file for you. Email me at or call me at 304-424-1960.

4-H Young Adult Members

4-H saying: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams.

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 who is a 4-H member is invited to join us at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 8, at the South Parkersburg Baptist Church Youth Building to talk about the future of our Collegiate 4-H Club. I would like this club to be for our young adults, regardless of enrollment in college. This will be an informal meeting discussion with food - so please join us! We also want your input about camp, so stick around for camp reflections at 3 p.m.!

4-H Camp Reflections

Campers, teen leaders and adult volunteers, please join us Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the South Parkersburg Baptist Church Youth Building to chat about our 2019 camps and make suggestions and come up with ideas for 2020 camps! Snacks will be provided! We hope you can join us! Anyone under 18 must be signed in and out by a parent or have a permission to drive if 16-17 years of age and driving to the meeting. Contact me to see if we have a permission on file for you at or call me at 304-424-1960.

4-H Shooting Sports

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4-H Shooting Sports is open to all 4-H members and non-members interested in joining 4-H with a strong interest in learning the shooting sports! We have Air Rifle and Archery for youth who turn 9 during the 4-H year (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020) and Shotgun and Muzzleloader for youth who are 12 years of age. Contact Stephanie DeBerry at 304-615-7207 if you are interested in more information about our Shooting Sports club or attend the next meeting at the Wood County 4-H Camp on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m. The club typically meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the camp. Youth under 18 must be signed in and out by a parent at the meeting and anyone 16-17 years of age and driving must have a signed permission on file in the Extension office. Contact me to find out if we have a permission on file at or call me at 304-424-1960.

Whole Hog Sausage for Sale

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The Wood County 4-H Trustees have whole hog sausage for sale for $3.50 per pound. Sausage is available for pick up at the WVU Extension Service. Call ahead to be sure we have enough to fill your order at 304-424-1960. The WVU Extension Service office is located on the 4th Floor of the Courthouse in downtown Parkersburg and is open from 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, and closed for state and national holidays.