The Northern Dairy club recently made a significant donation to the Indiana County Community Action Program.
Two clubs in Indiana County have openings in their shooting sports divisions for new members.
4-H member Jesse Isenberg was recently given a high state honor at State 4-H Achievement Days.
Fourteen Indiana County 4-H members recently attended State 4-H Achievement Days at the University Park campus of Penn State, and brought home several big awards.
Fifteen Indiana County 4-H members competed, testing their skills in presentations, public speeches, impromptu speeches, and dramatic interpretations.
Eight Indiana County 4-H members participated in the Southwest Region 4-H Activity Day, taking home several awards.
Four Indiana County 4-H dairy club members qualify for the State Junior Dairy Show.
Several members from Indiana county went to the Ag Progress Days site recently near Penn State and had a wonderful educational experience learning about forestry and wildlife. Workshops at the event focused on tree identification, wildlife habitat, herpetology, and bird calls.
Campers are the Southwest Regional 4-H Camp had an unexpected visitor at a camp - a Pennsylvania black bear. The PA Game Commission was visiting camp to do a workshop, but happened to catch a nuisance bear that morning. They asked to bring the bear to camp to show campers how a bear is processed.
Nineteen Indiana County 4-H members were "Wild About The Outdoors" at the Southwest Regional 4-H Camp. AgChoice Farm Credit was a camp sponsor. Fixty-six campers were involved from seven counties.
Indiana County had the honor of three 4-H members being chosen to attend National 4-H Conference recently at the National 4-H Center.
Seventy-two Indiana County 4-H leaders were recently honored at a banquet sponsored by S&T Bank. Former Commissioner David Frick was given the Indiana County Friends to 4-H Award. Leaders pictured and honored for milestones in years of service were David McCoy and Mary and Anthony Miller. Karen Hack from the State 4-H Office was the keynote speaker.
Twenty-one Indiana County 4-H Horse Club members from three clubs competed in the annual Horse Bowl contest. Trailblazers Club won the junior division, and a combined team from Shawnee Riders and Sleepy Hollow won the senior division. Winning teams are pictured in the photo.
Jesse Isenberg and Alexis Elgin have been named as two of the Top 50 Outstanding Young Citizens in their region by the Trib Total Media group. They were honored at a recent dinner. Mary Ann Ostach was also nominated. All three 4-H members have developed outstanding 4-H and community service records.
Twenty-six Indiana County 4-H leaders and three teens recently participated in the SW PA 4-H Leaders’ Symposium held at the Indiana Holiday Inn. The event attracted nearly 60 4-H volunteers from eleven counties and was designed to provide a volunteer leader training and personal development experience.
Thirty-three 4-H members representing three Indiana County 4-H Horse Clubs recently participated in the annual 4-H Hippology Contest. Hippology means "the study of horses," and members' knowledge was tested on such topics as poisonous plants, bits and equipment, the digestive system, the 4-H rule book, farrier equipment, and colors.
The Indiana County Commissioners Rodney Ruddock, Patty Evanko, and Michael Baker recently honored the Indiana County 4-H Program with a proclamation recognizing PA 4-H Week, March 16 - 22. Pictured at the proclamation are Leader Connie Bruner, 4-H Ambassadors Alexis Elgin and Mary Ann Ostach, 4-H members Abigail, Elizabeth, John Clark Bruner, and District 6 Director Gary Sheppard. The county 4-H program reaches 800 youth with a variety of programs.
The Indiana County Commissioners Rodney Ruddock, Patty Evanko, and Michael Baker recently honored the Indiana County 4-H Program with a proclamation recognizing PA 4-H Week, March 16-22.
Three people from Indiana County 4-H recently attended National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA. This event is a premier national opportunity and involves the best members that 4-H has to offer. Our county was represented by members Jesse Isenberg of Gordon Club and Abby Zyhowski of Marion Center Handy Helpers. They both have outstanding 4-H records. They were accompanied by leader Lori Richardson (Marion Center Handy Helpers) who served as a state chaperone. Thirty-four teens attended from the state.
Eight Indiana County 4-H members recently attended the State Teen Leadership Conference in State College. Over 400 teens from across the state attended the program designed to develop leadership, personal development, and camp counseling skills. Pictured from left are Marshall Richardson, Kelsey Henry, Katelyn Kennedy, Sarah McConnell, Natalie Pavlik, Alexis Elgin, Abby Zyhowski, and chaperone Lori Richardson. Absent is Jesse Isenberg, a member of the State 4-H Teen Council, who helped to plan and conduct the event.