Union County 4-H Clubs can submit their club's news reports to the Union County Extension Office (kramer.578@osu.edu) by Wednesday. Their reports will be posted on this page and also submitted to local newspapers.


Jacy Combs, News Reporter

Evergreen Homesteaders 4-H club

June 23, 2023

The Evergreen Homesteaders meeting of June 19 was led by the secretary, Aidan Combs. We discussed our various projects and completed four of the five remaining demonstrations. After the meeting we made final plans for the June 26 bike ride, and our recreational officers taught us a new game. Refreshments were provided by various club members. Six members and one advisor were present. The next meeting will be July 10 at the Dean family home.


Sunshine 4-H Club Reporter: Sam McDonald

Sunshine 4-H met at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 7:00pm on June 20, 2023. The group made donation bags for a local homeless shelter called Impact Station. The bags included toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, wash cloths, shampoo, and tissues. The club also collected food items to donate to Blessings in a Backpack in support of Union County schools. Health Officer Laney Keiffer gave a report on how to make a smoothie and handed out delicious strawberry banana and mixed berry smoothies. Safety Officer Brody Schultz gave a report on how to be safe when showing an animal. The following demonstrations were given: Community Service Officer Daniel Bailey on basketball drills and warm-ups, Collin Bailey on shotgun shooting safety, Benjamin Bailey on shotgun shells, Caden Martindale on rabbit projects, and Secretary Drew Rausch on how to make a burger. The group’s next meeting will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 7:00pm on July 11, 2023.


Sunshine 4-H Club Reporter: Sam McDonald

Sunshine 4-H met at St. John’s Lutheran School at 6:30pm on June 7th, 2023. The group started the meeting by tie-dying and painting new club t-shirts. 

Afterward, Safety Officer Brody Schultz gave a report on how to act around animals and Health Officer Laney Kieffer gave one on how to fight stress and anxiety. Then a total of four demo presentations were given by the following club members: Cooper and Reid Phelps on good production practices for prescription drugs (GPP #3 and #6), James Bowsher on fishing safety, Milo Lantz on market goats, and Vivie Lantz on wood-working tools. 

Upcoming, 4-H camp is June 12-16, and several members are going. The group is also planning a Christmas in July end of year party on July 8th at 6pm. At the next meeting, club members will be assembling donation bags for their Impact Station and Blessings in a Backpack service projects.

Sunshine 4-H will have their next meeting on June 20th at 7pm.

Evergreen Homesteaders 4-H club

The Evergreen Homesteaders met on May 22. Four members completed demonstrations, with the other five scheduled for next meeting. We also came up with possible dates for our bike ride, and discussed the results of this year’s service project. Eight members and one advisor were present. The next meeting will be June 19 at the Dean family's home.

Evergreen Homesteaders 4-H club

Jacy Combs, news reporter

May 11, 2023

The Evergreen Homesteaders May 8 meeting was called to order at 2:38. We worked on our bicycling project, discussing emergency turns and mechanical parts, and we practiced archery. The service project date was decided for May 20th. At the end of the meeting we were given a demonstration about trapping animals. Eight members and one advisor were present. The next meeting will be May 22 at the Dean family's home.



Evergreen Homesteaders 4-H Club

Jacy Combs

News Reporter

April  24, 2023

 The Evergreen Homesteaders met on April 17. We voted on a service project, and decided to clean up the Reed bridge abutment in Marysville, Ohio; date and time is still to be determined. We also worked on our bicycling project, looking at how the gears work and what shifting does. To round out the meeting, we played poison dart frog and signs. Refreshments were provided by the Deans. Six members and one advisor were present. The next meeting will be May 8 at 2:30 at the Dean family home.


Sunshine 4-H Club

Laney Kieffer
News Reporter

The Sunshine 4-H group had the June 22 meeting at 7:00 pm at the OSU Vet clinic in Marysville Ohio. We started out the meeting with attendance and the question of, did you go to 4-H camp and what was your favorite part about it.

Secondly, we talked about all of the special or upcoming dates. Like, rabbit tattooing on June 25, how much fair passes are, and when to get them, and lastly we also talked about how to get fair entries.

Next, we had 4 people do demonstrations. The first demonstration was by Reid Phelps, he did a demonstration on how to make an emergency candle out of butter, and how to light it. The second demonstration was by Sidney Nicol, she did a demonstration on getting ready for show day with dairy feeders. The next demonstration was by Benjamin Bailey, he did a demonstration on the sale of guns and how to use a rifle. The last demonstration was by Tegan Bobb, she did a demonstration on a couple of different breeds of goats and what each of them are used for.

Our next meeting will be July 7 @ 7:00pm.


Sunshine 4-H Club

Laney Kieffer
News Reporter

The Sunshine 4-H club had a meeting at St.John's Lutheran School and church on June 9 at 7:00.  We started the meeting with attendance and the question of what is your favorite song. Then we talked about the upcoming fair dates, like the fair entries due on June 22, and lastly rabbit tattooing on June 25. Finally, we had 3 demonstrations. First, James Bowsher did a demonstration on getting ready for fishing. Secondly, Nicholas McKay did a demonstration on how to feed a steer, also what to feed, and when to feed. Finally, Caden Martindale did a demonstration on rabbits, parts of a rabbit, types of hutches, types of water, what type of water to give it, and how to groom the rabbit.

Our next meeting is June 22 at 7:00.

The kind hearted 4H club meet on: Sunday, May 22, 2022

By: Alexa Brinson

          The Kind Hearted 4H group met on Sunday, May 22, 2022. At this meeting we had Shelby Jones do a demonstration, we played the sallys picnic abc game, had ice cream bars, and planted succulent plants. Shelby showed us how to clip your bunny rabbits nails. For our game  we played sallys picnic abc game, it was very fun. After that we had ice cream bars for our snack or treat. The last thing we did at this meeting was got in groups of 3 or 4 and planted succulent plants. The club voted to offer the plants for sale and do something fun with the money with the club.These were the things we did at the Kind Hearted 4H meeting.


Sunshine 4-H Club

Laney Kieffer
News Reporter

The Sunshine 4-H group had its 5th meeting on Tuesday May 10th at St John’s Lutheran School at 7 pm in the cafeteria. The Sunshine 4-H club started the meeting by asking where we are going forsummer break. Next, we talked about the dates for the animal's QuantityAssurance for all of the animals species. Then we talked about our ideas for other community service projects and we had the idea to make kids who were in the hospital cards to give them hope, so next meeting we are going to bring two homemade cards so that we can send them to a hospital.
Next we had 3 demonstrations by Brody Schulz, Colton, and Chase Ruh. Brody Schulz did a demonstration on safety tips on tractors. Colton Ruh did a demonstration on eye dominant and parts of a bow and arrow. Finally, ChaseRuh did a demonstration of Archery, like arrows, bows, and equipment. Finally, at the end of the meeting, we did our 1st community service project by making homemade dog and cat toys with soft printed fabric.

Our next meeting will be held on May 23rd @ 7:00pm

Creative Clovers United 4-H Club

By Boston Bruce


What an exciting month March was for the Creative Clovers United 4-H club. These rockstar kids worked their fundraiser at Der Dutchman on March 21. There was a total of 22 out of 27 members of the club that participated in the fundraiser. The group was able to raise a whopping $1,232.41! These funds allow the group to participate in additional activities, community service projects, awards for the fair and give out two partial scholarships to 4-H camp this summer. It was a fun and successful evening for these kids. Way to go Creative Clovers United and thank you to all that attended to support our club.


In April, the Creative Clovers United 4-H Club got a lesson from Captain Nathan Sachs about internet and social media safety, and cyber bullying. The group also worked on their project books to get a good start before showing at the Union County Fair later this summer. Two of the members were awarded the clubs scholarships to 4-H camp. Boston Bruce and Mackenzie Kennman had wonderful essays worth winning the partial scholarships. Congratulations ladies!

The Kind Hearted 4H Club Meet On: Sunday, April 24, 2022 

By: Alexa Brinson 

          The Kind Hearted 4H group met on Sunday, April 24, 2022. At this meeting we talked about meeting requirements, demonstrations, quality assurance dates, project clinics, made cupcakes, played games, and 4H camp. Since the president of the club Gigi was not there our vice president Elise Phoenix ran this meeting. Cassidy Jones read the minutes, and Caitlin Rigel gave reports. For the meeting requirements we talked about how you have to attend at least 5 or more meetings to show at fair. Your demonstration does not have to be related to your project you are working on for fair. Quality assurance and project clinics are for if you have a livestock animal, you can go to different places and learn about the animal you are working on for fair. For our snack, we made cupcakes that looked like flowers and bunnies. The game we played was charades. It was very fun. And last of all, we talked about the 4H camp and how it was Greek mythology themed and that you should sign up soon. There were 13 members present at this meeting.These are the things we did at the Kind Hearted 4H group meeting.



Equine Affair


Makenna Stone

April 20th, 2022

As the lights faded into the beautiful darkness, the light burning up in everyone brightened. The 4-H group Heads up, Heels Down went to the extremely diverse Fantasia horse show in Columbus, Ohio. Every Friday our 4-H group meets together and we all thought that we would make it fun. We all arrived at different times and most of us went shopping (and spent a little too much money). The shops were filled from rack-to-rack, table-to-table, and anything else to set their amazingly high-quality products on. Around 7:30 PM, we all gathered in our section, along with a full house of around 1,000 people. 10 minutes later, the lights dimmed, and the riding ring was encircled with bright golden glowing LED lights. The cast of horses included exotic breeds like andalusians, friesians, and even a driving pair of mules! My personal favorite was the magnificent friesian stallion, Rico and his rider Shawn Drentwett. They had a whole routine of what seemed like floating on a tarp that people ruffled as the stallion presented difficult dressage patterns. Shawn had feathered wings that lit up as the beat of the music increased.

Some of the other routines consisted of minis trotting around with graceful young leaders, sometimes getting loose. There was also an amazing dynamic duo of a veteran with one leg and a beautiful palomino quarter horse mare, doing a western dressage pattern. One of the crowd favorites were the spotted draft, brabant, and ardennais with riders that previously performed in the 2017 film, the Greatest Showman, Caleb Carinci-Asch, L’ea Innocenti, and Renny Spencer. The crowd favorite was the driving team of mules, Pat and Pam, with the extremely talented driver, Leon Raber. Lastly, the rest of the Fantasia production also consisted of a band, a drill team, stunning western and english routines, and driving teams competing against each other.

          Our horse 4-H group has had many successful meetings throughout our term so far. A couple weeks ago, we had a bake sale that raised money for our group and we will need many more fundraisers if we plan to have fun learning experiences. My name is Makenna Stone and thank you so much for reading my first 4-H report.                               


Creative Clover United

Back row, Memphis S., Ariyannah K., Katherine C., Violet B., Ryan J., Jenna P., Delaney H., Lilah B., Sami H., Michaela F.,  Mckenzie K., Addison R., Avery R., Bryleigh B., Front row: Jayden F., Ashlyn H., Katelyn C., Caroline S.,Annabelle H., Boston B., Lillian S., Emmalyn R.

Creative Clovers United

The Creative Clovers United 4-H group had a fun and exciting March. At the beginning of the month, we had a speaker, Mackenzie Marquis, join us from Maryhaven. She took the time to educate us on mental health and who to contact if a child or even an adult needed help. During that first meeting, the group also participated in a team building exercise. The goal was to build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The winning team received Wendy's Frosty cards. We also had some visitors from Germany and Denmark at our second meeting for the month. Marie and Katherine are foreign exchange students at Fairbanks High School. They were able to share about their cultures and what life is like for them overseas. Things are very different here than in Germany and Denmark. For example, McDonalds is one of the very few fast-food options they have. They don’t eat out like we do here in America. We also learned that you have to be 18 to get your driver’s license. Most people rely on public transportation. Kids in Germany and Denmark are much more independent than American children. After our time with the exchange students, Carolynn Bruce led the group in a painting activity where we painted a shamrock to celebrate our love for 4-H. March was definitely full of fun, excitement, and so much to learn. 


Scissors and Sandwiches

Elizabeth White, News Reporter

The third Scissors and Sandwiches meeting of the year was held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Maddie and the pledges were led by Tegan and Eve. There were 12 members present and the roll call question was if you could dye your hair any color, what would it be? The secretary read the minutes from the previous meeting and a treasurer’s report was presented. There was a safety tip given by Kate about protecting yourself in the cold.

The only item under old business was that 4-H project books for members of the group were paid for by Mrs. White and a motion was passed and approved to reimburse her from the club treasury. Under new business, the members were told to verify their information in the club program book. Also, each member was assigned to an advisor to help with each of their personal projects. The meeting was adjourned by Maddie.

The club held an election of officers during this meeting. The officers are Maddie- President; Abby- Vice President; Anna- Secretary; Alice- Treasurer; Tegan and Nathan- Recreation Leaders; Elizabeth- News Reporter; Piper- 4-H historian; Kate- Safety Officer; Morgan- Health Officer; Olivia and Patrick- Flag Bearers; Matthew and Larissa- Song Leaders. These offices will go into place in the next meeting.

The meeting was closed out with an example of a good demonstration by Elizabeth and a bad demonstration by Maddie. This was meant to help new members have a better understanding of what they should do. Snack was provided by Piper and Olivia.

Creative Hearts 4-H Club

Giana Marchetti, News Reporter  

The year has started off with a bang for the Creative Hearts 4-H Club! They have had a total of three meetings so far, where they elected their club officers and planned their first fundraiser. On March 7th, 2022 Creative hearts 4-H club held their annual traditional Der Dutchman fundraiser. It was very successful in many ways. Creative hearts would like to thank the Der Dutchman workers, waitresses, as well as the patrons who came to support the club.

Sunshine 4-H Club

Laney Kieffer,News Reporter

The Sunshine 4-H Club had its second meeting at St. John's Lutheran School in the cafeteria on March 8th at 7 p.m.Sunshine 4-H Club thought about some ideas for Community Services. The ideas were playing bingo at nursing homes with the residents, cleaning up the parks around Marysville, or cleaning up the sides of the roads by St. John's.At the meeting, there were three demonstrations. The first demonstration was presented by Evan Blumenschein. He taught us about the different vaccines/shots you can give dairy feeders. Bryce Phelps presented the by-products people make with beef animals. Cooper Phelps taught us how a cow's digestive system works and how cows have three stomachs.

The meeting was adjourned and our next meeting will be March 24th @ 7:00 at St.John’s.

The Kind Hearted 4-H meet on: Sunday, March 13,2022 

By: Alexa Brinson 

          The Kind Hearted 4H group met on Sunday, March 13, 2022. At this meeting this group had an election, played games, told funny stories, and much more.  At this election everyone had a speech and told us why they thought they were good for this position and what they have done in the past related to this. Positions for this year are Gigi Bix- President, Elise Phoenix- Vice President, Cassidy Jones- Secretary, Caitlin Rigel- Treasurer, Maggie Zweizig- Recreation, Elli Shaffer- Community Service/ Historian, Grace Shumway- Safety, and Alexa Brinson- News Reporter. We played games with groups of people. At the beginning we told funny stories and congratulated each other. In conclusion,  there were fun Saint Patrick's Day prizes.  These are the things we did at the Kind Hearted 4h group meeting.


Wings and Things Club

Michaela Eades

Feb. 27, 2022, held vis Zoom

Old Business:

The club requirements this year are to attend at least 5 meetings, pay the club dues of $10 per person at the first in-person meeting, and complete a demonstration at an in-person meeting. Officers will be elected at the March13th meeting.  We are going to elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, News Reporter, and a Safety Officer. Turkey orders are due no later than March 1st, contact June or Mr. Cryder to order.

New Business:

Members ‘attendance was recorded by Michaela and Holly Eades.  There were 22 members and 4 advisors present. The deadline to enroll in 4-H for Union County is on March 1st.  It must be done online, see the extension office website or call Kay Kramer for help. The deadline to enroll for the Wooster Poultry Clinic is March 19th.  This lasts from 8:30 am-4:00pm.  Registration is by mail and must be post marked by March 2nd.   Forms are online and June has emailed them, also John is going to attend the clinic. The cost includes lunch and snacks.  Turkeys will arrive in about six weeks and you will be receiving day old chicks.  June talked about how to care for the poults and how to set up a brooder.  Bio security: Avian Influenza can stop a fair from happening.  To prevent fairs from shutting down you can follow bio security measures.  Demonstrations are going to be in person only.  All demonstrations must be completed by June 5 or your fair entry cards will not be signed off.  The following dates are in person meetings:  March 13th, March 27th, April 10th, May 1st, May 15th, and June 5th.  The next meeting is going to be held on March 13th.

Wings and Things 4-H Club

Michaele Eades

Feb 13, 2022, held via Zoom

Old Business: There is no old business.

New Business: 

Members’ attendance was recorded by Michaela and Holly Eades.  There were 21 members and 3 advisors present. Advisors and members introduced themselves. The club requirements are to attend at least five meetings, pay the $10 per-person club dues by March 27th, and complete a demonstration by yourself or with a partner at an in-person meeting by June 5. Officers are going to be elected on March 13th.  We will elect a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, news reporter and a safety officer. We reviewed the club calendar, discussed the Wooster Poultry Clinic on March 19th, and reviewed various poultry projects. We discussed where to purchase poultry such as hatcheries, farm supply stores, breeders, and shows. Turkey orders must be in no later than March 1st.  Contact Mr. Cryder or June to order. Feed Kit orders are due to the extension office by February 23rd.  They might need volunteers to help fill the kits. Demonstration signups are going to be held during in-person meetings only.  All demonstrations must be completed by June 5th or advisors will not sign off on the fair entry cards.  The available dates are March 13th, March 17th, April 10th, May 1st, May 15th, and June 5th. The next meeting is going to be held on February 27 at 2pm by zoom.

Sunshine 4-H

Laney Kieffer,News Reporter

Sunshine 4-H held their 2nd meeting of the year. Elections were held at this meeting and, Evan Bumenschein will serve as president of the Sunshine 4-H Club for the coming year. Evan, a 10 year 4-H member was elected at the March 15th meeting held at the St.John's cafeteria.

Other new officers are Vice -President Daniel Bailey, Secretary Drew Rausch, Treasurer Angelina Myers, News reporter Laney Kieffer, Health Leader Brody Schultz, Safety Leader Collin Bailey and lastly Recreation Leader Gabby Vamos.

We welcomed a few new members this meeting and we are discussing upcoming community service activities for this 4-H year. 

The next meeting of the coming up sunshine 4-H club will be held on  March 8th at 7 p.m. at St John's Lutheran Schools cafeteria. 

Creative Clovers United 4-H Club
Lilah Brennan, News Reporter

The Creative Clovers United 4-H Club met on June 22, 2021, at the Marysville Memorial Pavilion. President, Carissa Meyers, led club members through an assembly line to create goody bags for our local firefighters. We then delivered these bags to Station 272 and got to meet some of our local heroes. Meghan Vollrath did her demonstration and discussed her chickens. After the meeting was adjourned, members had ice cream and discussed their projects. Some members also attended Union County's 4-H Camp at Camp Clifton the week before. The club looks forward to the upcoming fair as they finish up their chosen projects.

Creative Hearts 4-H Club
Claire Berry, News Reporter

June 13 Meeting

May 23 Meeting