Pickaway County 4-H will hold their annual Open House event from 6:00-7:30pm on
Wednesday, November 15. The event will take place in Heritage Hall at the Pickaway County
Fairgrounds at 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville. The evening will include current 4-H members
demonstrating their projects as well as 4-H volunteers present to answer questions. Attendees
will have the opportunity to talk to current members, explore what 4-H has to offer, take a look
at project books, and find a 4-H club in their area.
Joy Sharp, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, describes 4-H as a “learning by
doing” organization with the purpose of developing youth to their greatest potential with the
motto “to make the best better.” Ohio 4-H programs are designed to engage youth in healthy
learning experiences, thus increasing self-esteem and problem-solving skills. A wide range of
content offerings encourages youth to explore science, technology, health, leadership, and
citizenship. Sharp said although 4-H is most often recognized for its livestock projects and
participation in the county fair, Ohio 4-H offers 200 different projects related to the needs of
people living in a complex society.
The Pickaway County 4-H program currently reaches over 800 youth. Clubs are forming now.
For more information about the 4-H program, please attend the open house event, contact the
Pickaway County Ohio State University Extension office at 740-474-7534 or visit their website
at www.pickway.osu.edu .