October 18, 2016 - 8:47am -- green.84@osu.edu

Gallia County 4-H is holding the second annual 4-H “Spooktacular” on Sunday October 30th at the Gallia County Fairgrounds.  This family friendly event will run from 2:00-4:00 PM with a special “Petpalooza” Costume Parade from 4:00- 4:30 PM.  

  • Our goal is to educate the parents of children ages 5-11 who are in Grades K-5th about the many benefits of joining 4-H and to introduce them to the variety of 4-H clubs our county has to offer. This is a great way to recruit new members to your club! Please feel free to hand out contact information or flyers to join your club!  To make this a successful event we need at least 20 clubs and/or community partners to participate! Who better to market 4-H than our club members and advisors who believe in the program! 
  • The 4-H twist! We are challenging our 4-H clubs & community partners to select a 4-H project or project area as a theme for your club booth/trick or treat stop (please no scary or gory decorations). Your stop can be designed like a booth, work off a table, be out of a vehicle, or you can request a location in a barn or other area of the fairground.  We encourage you to have a fun 4-H activity that the kids can participate in. Last year several stops had games and a make it take it crafts; we had a maze, live animals, even project demonstrations! We will provide each stop with a large bag of candy and handouts. You may bring more of a specific kind of candy or give away items that go along with your theme if you choose. We hope our diverse themes will help demonstrate to parents and the children participating, the variety of opportunities available when you join 4-H! 
NEW THIS year!!! We are inviting 4-H members and advisors only to dress up their pets and participate in our “Petpalooza” costume parade! We will have prizes for the best costumes! To participate 4-H members should register with the OSU Extension Office to let us know what kind of pet you will be bringing and to answer a couple safety questions regarding your pet.
If your club or organization would like to be part of our event, we would love to have you! Please let us know by completing the bottom of this page and returning it to OSU Extension Gallia County 111 Jackson Pike, Suite 1572 Gallipolis Ohio 45631 or fax it to 740-441-2038 by October 17th. For questions or to register your pet please call 740-446-7007.