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In an attempt to better communicate 4-H opportunities to members and volunteers, each Monday you will receive a 4-H weekly update. This will replace our monthly newsletters. Any items of interest that you would like to share through the update or on social media can be sent to Cara Kowal at
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This is a digital version of the information that was mailed out in the fair packet. There is also a video tutorial for using
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HELP MARION COUNTY 4-H ADVISORY COUNCIL WHILE YOU SHOP! ENROLL IN KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS TODAY! Visit Create an Account, or Sign In to your existing account* Click Enroll Now and enter 48790 in the organization search bar. Select Marion County 4-H Youth Development Advisory Council, and click Enroll. *Be sure to have your Kroger Plus Number or Alternate ID handy. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, these are available at the customer service
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We need adult and youth volunteers to help with many aspects of the Marion County Fair in order to make it a success. Please sign up to help out with clean up, project check in and judging, events, and building watchers. This page will be updated as more volunteer opportunities become available.
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The following verbal communication events and activities are offered to 4-H members as a way to teach presentation and public speaking skill development. 4-H members can prepare a talk in any of these areas. See the website for specific rules. At the county level Cloverbuds (K-2 grades) can participate by saying the 4-H pledge, short poem or something of similar length to get them comfortable speaking in front of others. If the Cloverbud is more advanced, they could do a speech or short demonstr
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Marion County Poultry BBQ In the chicken barbecue contest participants will have 2½ hours to barbecue four chicken halves. They are judged on their cooking skills and control of the fire. The participants submit two of the halves for sensory evaluation. Who can participate? All Marion County 4-H'ers (ages 8 to 18) wishing to participate in the Poultry BBQ contest may do so. First, second and third place in each age division will be awarded.
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Information on 4-H projects offered in Marion County, including exhibit requirements for fair. This page includes information on individual and club projects and a link to exhibit tags to use for Cloverbuds, at township fairs, and as place holders on posters along with many other helpful links.

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