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Franklin County Events & Information

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  • 4-H Online Enrollment Opens - 10/1/18
  • Franklin County 4-H Achievement Night - 10/27/18
  • Franklin County 4-H Council & Leaders Meeting - 11/26/18

Franklin County 4-H Achievement Night

4-H Achievement Pins

Franklin County 4-H Achievement Night will be held at Wellsville High School on October 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.   Everyone should plan to attend and celebrate the achievements from the 2017-18 4-H year.  Each club is asked to bring three dozen cookies.  Drinks will be provided by 4-H Council.  Each club is encouraged to set up a display table showing club or individual achievements or projects.  The building will be open by 6:00 and displays must be set up before 7:00.

At Achievement Night, Junior Medallions are awarded to junior members, ages 7-8, showing excellence in a project through his/her KAP.  Two awards will be given in most project areas and can be sponsored by anyone for $3.00 each.  Payment is due by October 1, checks should be made payable to Franklin County 4-H Council.  A list of sponsors will appear in the Achievement Night program and newsletter.  Contact the Ottawa Extension office if you are interested in sponsoring. 

4-H Council & Leaders Meeting

The next Franklin County 4-H Council meeting will be held Monday, November 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Celebration Hall.  A Leaders meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. This will be the first Council meeting for this year and election of officers will be held.  Council members should plan to attend as there must be a representative from each club at every meeting.

Adopt an Angel - Club/Group Service Project Opportunity

The KVC Health System's Adopt an Angel program is a way for individuals, families or groups to work together to brighten the holiday season for children in the foster care system.  A wish list will be provided and purchased gifts must be returned to the Ottawa KVC Office by December 8, 2018.  The Ottawa KVC Office serves patrons from the entire Frontier District.  If desired, an Angel from a specific county may be requested.  This is a great community service project.  Interested clubs or groups can contact Dawn at dcubbison@kvc.org or call 785-242-8965. The Extension Office can help transport gifts if needed.

Franklin County Shooting Sports

The Franklin County Shooting Sports program offers the following disciplines* during the designated months:

December - April:  BB, Air Rifle, Air Pistol

April - September: Archery, Shotgun, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol

All Franklin County Shooting Sports members are required to pay a one-time annual fee of $25 per member/$75 per family when the member's season begins. The fees are used to help purchase needed supplies and equipment.  This minimizes the need for fundraising activities.  Direct all questions to Amy at livingstonamyr@gmail.com.

2018-19 Schedule will be posted at a later date.

* Muzzleloading and Hunting Skills are not offered.  Youth may still enroll in the projects; however, with no certified leader, there will be no meetings/practices held nor will youth be eligible to participate in competitions. 

2019 Franklin County Fair Changes for Beef & Swine

Market Steers and Breeding Heifers must be registered to be shown in the purebred classes. Original registration or transfer papers for steers and heifers must be in the name of the exhibitor by May 1 of the current year. Animals may be co-registered by two (2) or more youth in the same family but cannot be registered in a farm name or include the name of adults. The individual tattoo number of the animal must match the tattoo on the registration papers. All steers and heifers without registration papers will show in the Crossbred class. Papers must be presented at fair check-in.                                     

Purebred Market Hogs and Breeding Gilts must have original registration or transfer papers in the name of the exhibitor by May 1 of the current year. Animals may be co-registered by two (2) or more youth in the same family but cannot be in a farm name or include the name of adults. The individual ear notch number of the animal must match the ear notch on the registration papers. Any market hog or breeding gilt not having registration papers will show in the crossbred classes. Papers must be presented at fair check-in.


Richmond Fair - July 11-13, 2019

Franklin County Fair - The week of July 15, 2019

Previous Years Fairs

Franklin County Fair - July 19 - 22, 2018

2018 Franklin County Fair Book - 4-H & Open Class Only

2018 Franklin County Fair Newsletter

Richmond Free Fair - July 12 - 14, 2018

Richmond Free Fair FACEBOOK

Lane Agricultural Fair - August 2 - 4, 2018

Lane Agricultural Fair FACEBOOK