4-H fundraiser begins

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By Roberta Hunt

Washington County 4-H began its annual fundraiser last week and many of the 4-H members are selling World’s Finest candy bars.  This is the main fundraiser that supports all awards and recognition and county-wide 4-H activities and events.  4-H members may pick up their candy from the Extension Office during March on Mondays-Fridays between 8-4:30 p.m. except noon-1 p.m. when the office is closed for lunch.  All money should be returned no later than Tuesday, March 30.

This year, two Washington County 4-H members will be representing the county in the District 5 4-H Poetry Contest.  WCHS sophomore, Charlie Brewer won 1st place in the senior category of the poetry contest and WCHS senior, Hope Couch won runner-up.  Congratulations to both of the 4-H Teen Club members.  

See their poems at http://ces2.ca.uky.edu/washington.


During March, April, and May, 4-H is offering several  project workshops.

The projects 4-H’ers complete by April can be entered in the 4-H Youth Fair scheduled for April 23r and 24.  

Those completed in May can qualify for the state fair during the summer months.    


On Tuesday, March 30, 3:30 p.m., at the Washington County Extension Office, there will be a cooking workshop for 4-H members that are taking the first or second year of the foods project.  Only 10 can be accepted for the class. Registration deadline is March 23. There is no charge for this class.


On Wednesday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. at the Washington County Extension Office, there will be a workshop for those that are at least 3rdyear and above in the 4-H cooking project.  Only 10 can be accepted.  

Registration deadline is March 23.


There will be two workshops dates and 4-Her’s can attend one or both.  The workshops will be held at Norma Jean Campbell’s West Wind Farm, located across from St. Catharine College.  

The dates are on Tuesdays, March 23 and April 6.  Please contact the WCEO at 336-7741 by March 22, if you would like to attend one or both workshops.


On Thursday, May 6, 3:30 p.m. at the extension office,learn the basics of vegetable and flower gardening.  Receive both seeds and plants to start your summer and fall garden.  

Depending on the interest, this project may be continued as a 4-H club starting this year.  

No limit or cost on workshop participation.  Registration deadline will be April 21.