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Hardin Hootenannies 4-H Club meegs on March 29

The Hardin County Hootenannies 4-H Club will hold their first meeting on Sunday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in the Ag Credit meeting room in Kenton. This club is open to any youth in grades 3-12 who want to be members of 4-H in Hardin County  

We work hard to help youth who wish to take goats as a project to the fair (most of the line up for last year's Hardin County Grand Champ drive were members of our club).  

Hootenannies have new sign for fair

The Hardin County Hootenannies 4-H Club members are excited about the new sign they have designed for the fair this year.

They wish to thank the wonderful artist Sara Hoenshel for painting the 4 different breeds of goats on the 4-H clover in the center and also advisor Grant Mizek  for all his work on the sign.

They hope you will come and see it in person and watch the goat show next Tuesday in the goat tent starting at 9 a.m. 

Hootenannies 4-H Club gearing up for the fair


The Hardin Co. Hootenannies are gearing up for the fair. Our last meeting was held at Megan Williams farm when we got our entry forms filled out to turn in to show at the fair. President Megan opened the meeting and asked Landyn Hijma to lead the American pledge and Sean Hurley to lead us in the 4-H pledge.

Parent Amy Williams is making plans for the fair booth and will let us know what we will need for it at our next meeting. Parent Ernie Davis announced if anyone wanted another t-shirt or an extra for a parent, they could still order them soon for the fair.

4-H state fair competition: Just one of Libbie Milks' interests

By Darlene Bowers
Over 915,000 people passed through the gates of this year’s Ohio State Fair according to The Columbus Dispatch. One Ada family was among the first day’s visitors.

Libbie Milks, with parents Beth and Mike in tow, participated in the Ohio State Junior Fair 4-H Non-Livestock Health Day. Libbie attended the fair to present her 4-H project, The Truth About Tobacco. “I used this as a follow up project from last year when I completed Drug and Alcohol Abuse,” Libbie says.

This is Libbie’s seventh year in 4-H. She has been a member of Liberty Belles and Boys 4-H Club for all seven years.

Hootenannies 4-H Club focusing on county fair

By Faith Holbrook, reporter

The last meeting of the Hardin Co. Hootenannies was at Meadow and Callie Cromer’s farm. President Megan Williams opened and asked Levi Beiler to lead the American Pledge and Laura Spradlin to lead the 4-H Pledge.  There were 12 members present, many parents and one special guest.

Everyone was reminded about livestock judging and asked if they needed any last minute help.  It is important to have your books completed.

Our sign for the fair is closer to being done.  Different goats are being painted on the 4-H clover.  The wonderful artist, Sara Hoenshel, who is going to be painting them, was there to meet us.

Ada Barnyard Farmers will have petting zoo at F&M Picnic

By Caralee Stover

The Ada Barnyard Farmers 4-H Club met on Sunday, July 13, at 3 pm. The meeting was called to order by President Alexis Amburgey. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Melia Santillanez and the 4-H Pledge was led by Hope Hazelton. Roll call was done by Secretary Shelby Hazelton, there were 22 members present.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Shelby Hazelton. The Treasurer’s report was given by Treasurer Brice Ferguson. Health and Safety Officer Hope Hazelton gave a report. Committee reports were given by President Alexis Amburgey.