WR Rangers 4-Hers name club’s Spirit Award winner

President William Reph, right, presents the 4-H Spirit Award to Rangers 4-H member Sawyer Jones. (Submitted photo)

BERLIN CENTER –Sawyer Jones, son of Rick and Laura Jones, was the recipient of the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club’s 2017 4-H Spirit Award. The award is presented annually to one member who has embodied the Head, Heart, Hands and Health of 4-H during the past 4-H year.

Natalia Kresic reported on her recent participation in the Carving New Ideas Workshop at 4-H Camp Ohio. The focus of this year’s workshop was on health and healthy living. William and Olivia Reph related some of the get aquainted games and learning workshops they enjoyed at their recent Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council in Columbus. One of their favorite activities was learning new line dances. They also related highlights from visiting Fairfield and Wyandot County Fairs with other members of the 4-H Royal Court.

William announced that applications to be a counselor at the 2018 4-H Junior Camp are due at the Extension Office by Dec. 1. Junior Camp will take place on July 8-14 at 4-H Camp Whitewood. Scholarships to Ohio 4-H Camps are available to teen members who fill out an Ohio Achievement Record. Ohio Leadership Camp will be June 2-6 and Ohio Sea Camp will be July 7-11.

Advisor Kathleen Moser encouraged the members to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Dec. 2. The 4-H members from Berlin and Ellsworth townships and families of veterans will be placing wreaths on the graves of all veterans in the four cemeteries of Berlin and Ellsworth townships. The Ellsworth ceremony begins at10 a.m. followed by the Berlin ceremony at 1 p.m. The 4-H clubs, under the direction of Tina Imburgia and Sam Barnhouse, raised the funds to purchase 200 wreaths.

The 4-H Queen and Ranger member Tiffany Voland has also been busy visiting several county fairs with the Royal Court. She is a student at Bowling Green University and has put her ice skating skills to good use by being a cheerleader on ice skates during the university’s hockey team’s home games. She will be in the Youngstown Christmas parade.

From left, William Reph, Natalia Kresic and Olivia Reph shared their recent State 4-H Experiences with fellow 4-H Club members at the November meeting of the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club. (Submitted photo)

The club’s organizational meeting for 2018 begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Ellsworth Fire Hall. Youths interested in joining 4-H are invited to attend. for more information contact an advisor: Robin and Steve Reph at 330-997-0987, Jan and Kathleen Moser at 330-547-7422, Bob and Karen Day at 330-547-7070 or Laura Jones at 330-681-3887.