September brings colored leaves, Friday night football and one week of wonders at the Wayne County Fair. Each day, activity at the fairgrounds adds a few more reminders that events will be happening very soon. If you have never joined us in the Grange Rotunda during the week of the fair, here’s your invitation and the schedule of events:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
10:00 a.m. - What’s a College Student’s Budget? — Going off to school is an exciting journey. Being prepared financially is a key to their success. Come join us as we talk about how to help them set a budget and learn a skill for life. Melinda Hill, OSU Extension
11:30 a.m. - Fruits and Veggies Made Fun — Wondering how to get your family to enjoy more fruits and veggies? Elesa will share some great ideas to make mealtime fun! Elesa Eaken, Wayne County WIC
1:00 p.m. - The Perfect Cookie—What are the secrets to making a good cookie? Find out hints and tips from Julie Gingery who's owned her own cookie business for 13 years. Julie Gingery, The Cookie Snob
2:30 p.m. - Become a Kitchen Rockstar— Learn how to make food choices like a rockstar and avoid the sneaky sugar traps of fast food and sodas. See how to make your own super snacks and favorite copycat foods! Ashley Barto, Dietetic Intern.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
10:00 a.m. - Fruits and Veggies Made Fun — Wondering how to get your family to enjoy more fruits and veggies? Elesa will share some great ideas to make mealtime fun! Elesa Eaken, Wayne County WIC
11:30 a.m. - Pottery 101: Mugs— Come , join and learn basic hand building techniques when you create a mug of your very own (limit 24 people each session) First Come, First Served. Class repeated at 1:00
2:30 p.m. - Sugar Nanny Goat Milk Soap—Ever wonder how you take goat’s milk and end up with skin softening soap or rich creamy caramel? Come join Pamela and see how she does it with her home based business and I’m sure there will be stories about “Tilly the Princess” goat. Pam Slabaugh, Sugar Nannys
5:30 p.m. - Chair Caning— This is a service of “lost art” provided by volunteers of the Senior Citizen Center at a cost determined by the chair type and seat/back size. Chairs have been caned at the Center for the past 41 years. We are a non-profit, self-supporting organization. Chair caning is one of our primary incomes for operating the Center. Ashland Senior Citizens Center
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
10:00 a.m. - Recording Your Family Memoirs—With the busyness of today’s society, it is challenging to spend time with extended family. This program will provide some ideas on how to preserve those precious memories for loved ones. Deb Kitko, Wayne County Public Library
11:30 a.m. - Food in, Work Out— Utilizing Choose My Plate guidelines, this class will discuss how to balance food intake with activity to create a healthy energy balance equation. Michelle Walker, OSU Extension
1:00 p.m. - Ready, Set, Quilt– Members of the Guild will share some of their favorite tips and tricks of quilting in these show and tell sessions. Tree City Quilt Guild
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
10:00 a.m. - Drying Harvest Favorites—If you’ve ever wondered how to make the most of your dehydrator, come and join us as we share the techniques of preserving your favorite fruits and vegetables. Melinda Hill, OSU Extension
11:30 a.m. - Canning Meat, Soups and Stews—this class will go over the basics of using a pressure canner to preserve your favorite recipes for the fall and winter. Melinda Hill, OSU Extension
1:00 p.m. - Drying, Freezing, and Using Herbs —Learn to use herbs in cooking for healthier and more flavorful meals. This session will cover the use of herbs in cooking, herbs as garnishes, and proper methods of preserving herbs to make them last all year. Joanna Rini, OSU Extension
Please stop by the Grange and say Hi, I love to catch up with everyone during the fair!
Melinda Hill is an OSU Extension Family & Consumer Sciences educator and may be reached at 330-264-8722.