MILLERSBURG -- Holmes County 4-H Extension Educator Hallie Rutt delivered a report to the Holmes County Fair Board at the Jan. 19 meeting at Harvest Ridge, introducing newly elected Junior Fair Board President Jillian Gurley.
The other JFB officers are Cherokee Wells, vice president; Alyx Morris, secretary; and Becca Vales, treasurer.
Gurley said that 21 members and three advisers attended the Junior Fair Board Conference on Saturday, Jan. 7.
"Thanks to Pioneer trails for providing us with transportation," she said. On the ride home, the youth expressed that they had a great time and greatly enjoyed their sessions.
"One thing they mentioned is that they would like to get to know Senior Fair Board better, so we may try to schedule something in the coming months," Rutt said.
The 2017 4-H Kick-Off event for advisers is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, at West Holmes High School. Details are forthcoming. Senior Fair Board and Species Committee members are welcome to attend as well.
"This will be your first opportunity to complete the annual Policy 1.50, Child Abuse Recognition Training," Rutt said. "We are currently working on the 2017 4-H Calendar. Dates and info for all clinics, meetings and special programs need to be submitted to me by Feb. 1.
"We are in the process of updating the 4-H Life Skills Project Requirements to include all of the new/changed projects for 2017," Rutt added. "These will be posted to the website by March."
All new 4-H volunteers need to have paperwork submitted by March 15, and submit fingerprinting by April 15.
Rutt added that the Holmes County Extension Office has new hours. Ashley Gerber, Office Associate, is now full-time, enablinbg the office to be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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