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Franklin County 4-H News - June 2019
Fair Entry Deadline Approaching
FAIR ENTRIES DUE JUNE 8
- CHECK WITH YOUR CLUB ADVISOR FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW THEY WOULD LIKE TO COORDINATE FAIR ENTRIES BEFORE PROCEEDING.
- Every family must log in using the family email address that was used to enroll in 4-H this year and make their fair entries for the entire family. Club advisors are unable to make the entries for the members.
- We understand that this is sometimes a confusing process. If at any point you don't understand what is expected, please feel free to contact someone for help.
- LIVESTOCK PROJECTS - Other options that you may want to make an entry for include showmanship and Outstanding Market Exhibitor.
- VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT CHECK OUT UNTIL ALL MEMBERS IN THE FAMILY HAVE MADE THEIR FAIR ENTRIES. The system will not allow you to check out and then start another person's entries. Before you begin, make sure you have your whole family's entry information. If a change needs to be made after submitting entries, you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- WE RECOMMEND PRINTING THE INSTRUCTIONS TO USE AS A GUIDE WHILE MAKING YOUR ENTRIES.
Horse Project Information
4-H Clubs with Horse Projects
- At least one advisor should be representing your club at 4-H Horse Advisory Committee meetings held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
- July 1, 7:00pm
Franklin County 4-H Horse Website - www.fchorse.org
NEW! 2019 Horse Vaccination Requirements
This year, the Franklin County Fair is requiring all horses exhibiting at the fair to have documentation that their horse has received the following core horse vaccines. All of the vaccinations must be done in 2019.
- Eastern/Western Equine Encephalomyelitis
- West Nile Virus
All horses must also have documentation of a negative Coggins test within a year of the Franklin County Fair dates.
In light of having to cancel our vaccine clinic, the Franklin County Junior Fair Horse Committee changed some deadline requirements.
DUE JUNE 8: Stall request forms with payment, proof of all vaccinations given, and proof of Negative Coggins, OR that the Coggins has been PULLED (via itemized receipt or copy of Coggins paperwork) and the results are still pending. You do not have to have the result, but proof that a veterinarian has pulled blood for a Coggins test is REQUIRED. But if you do have the results, please submit them.
DUE JUNE 29: Proof of NEGATIVE Coggins result due by the end of Pre-Fair Grading if you were still waiting for results at the June 8 deadline.
- No horse will be assigned a stall until a Negative Coggins has been provided, so the sooner you can provide your results, the better! Especially if you want a certain stall block.
- Please submit print outs of digital Coggins, or COPIES of paper Coggins. Always keep the originals for your records.
- Please don’t forget to get ITEMIZED receipts from your veterinarian that specifically show what vaccines your horse received, and if Coggins was drawn, and on what date.
Junior Fair Horse Volunteers Needed
If you'd be willing to help, all instructions will be provided. Just click the link to sign up:
Thank you for all your help!
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2019 Jr. Fair Rabbit Fun Show
You are invited to participate in the 2019 Franklin County Junior Fair Rabbit Fun Show. Below are the general rules and classes offered.
When: Wednesday, July 17
Where: Activities Tent
Time: 12:30pm (may run during companion animal show/evaluations)
- Any junior fair participant who has completed a 4-H rabbit project (pet, market, or breeding) and has gone through rabbit project evaluations may enter classes 4,5, and 6.
- Only pet rabbit project members who did not participate in any showmanship classes during the rabbit show on July 16, are eligible to participate in classes 1, 2, and 3.
- Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (classes 1-3) is a showmanship style class but winners are not eligible to participate in Showman of Showman.
2. Entries - No entries required prior to fair. Enter day of show beginning at 10:30am.
3. Breaks between classes: Time will be given between classes for costume changes should the same rabbit(s) be used although exhibitors will be expected to make costume changes as quickly as possible.
4. Exhibitors with pet rabbits not staying on fairgrounds may bring animal day of show to participate in Fun Show classes. No cages will be provided for these animals. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to have the animal in a well-ventilated carrier.
1. Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (showmanship) - 8-10 year old members
2. Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (showmanship) - 11-13 year old members
3. Pet Rabbit Show What You Know (showmanship) - 14-18 year old members
4. Celebrity Look Alike Contest (rabbit)
5. Super Hero and Villain Costume Class (owner & rabbit)
6. Rabbit Obstacle Course
Prizes for the fun show will be announced in the Junior Fair Packet later this month.
Computer Coding SPIN Club
Would you like to create imaginary worlds while learning valuable computer coding skills? In this 4-H Special Interest week-long activity, you will learn computer programming concepts using Scratch and apply them to create your own interactive story or game. Two great opportunities to learn valuable computer coding skills are available. Pick one of the weeks and register at one of the links below.
Location: 530 W Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Cost: $50.00 (All materials and snack provided each day.)
Questions: Contact Sue Hogan at email@example.com
Registration: Follow the link below.
July 22-26, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Register online at: go.osu.edu/4Hcodingjuly2019
4-H Meets the Metro Parks
Franklin County 4-H is partnering with the Metro Parks! On Saturday, June 8, 4-H members and friends are invited to 4-H Meets the Metro Parks. This fun interactive two hour workshop will highlight several of the 4-H natural resources projects taught by Metro Park naturalists and 4-H professionals. If you are taking a natural resources project this year, this event would be an excellent opportunity for you to add some entries to your project book's learning experience log! Topics covered will include birds, trees, and creeking (bring some shoes that can get wet). This event is open to the public so bring your friends and the whole family.
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10am-noon
Where: Blendon Woods Metro Park (Check in at the Natural Play Area Shelter)
4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43081
4-H Woodworking Projects
4-H Insect Projects
2019 Breakfast on the Farm
Come enjoy a made-to-order omelet and a chance to learn more about local agriculture.The event will offer educational displays, farm animals, and fun activities for the whole family
Kids will have the chance to:
See farm equipment up close
Field tours with hayrides
Interact with farm animals
Learn more about nature
Enjoy a great breakfast
When: Saturday, June 8
Where: Beck Hybrids, 720 US -40 NE, London, OH 43140
Registration: Register by June 5
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Breakfast on the Farm event please contact the Franklin County Farm Bureau at 614-876-1274. They are looking for volunteers to help with things like making omelets, registration, guiding guests and parking. All volunteers get a free Breakfast on the Farm shirt.
Ohio State Fair 4-H Spelling Bee
Entry Deadline: June 1
- Registration Date/Time: July 27 - 8:00a 3rd & 4th Graders – Janis Center Lobby
- Event Date/Time: July 27 - 9:00a 3rd & 4th Graders
- Registration Date/Time: July 27 - 12:00p 5th & 6th Graders – Janis Center Lobby
- Event Date/Time: July 27 - 1:00p 5th & 6th Graders (following 3rd/4th grade bee)
For more information regarding eligibility and entering the competition, please follow this link.
Please contact Sally McClaskey, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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