HEARTH - Home Economics, Arts, Horticulture

HEARTH Advisory Meetings

The HEARTH Advisory is responsible for the 4-H Exhibit Hall activities and projects - SpringFest, Big FUN Food Day, workshops, fair, etc. HEARTH leader meetings are the 3rd Mondays of most months, 7:00 pm at the Extension office. All home economics, expressive arts, horticulture, and clover buds (adventures) leaders and parents are strongly encouraged to attend these meetings. Please help the youth involved in the HEARTH projects and become involved with this Advisory. We need YOU to make it happen!

HEARTH Leadership

Chair/4-H Hall Overall Superintendent - Mel Jeffrey
Secretary/Fashion Revue Superintendent - Karen Jeffrey-Markowski
Expressive Arts Superintendent - Loyal Hjelmervik
Fiber Arts, Knitting, Crochet, Desigining Spaces Superintendent - Ann-Marie Pegnone
Cothing & Textiles Superintendent - Becky Waverly
Photography, Videography, Creative Writing Superintendent - Laura Jeffrey
Natural Science, STEM, Educational Displays Superintendent - Kathy Weidemann
Presentations, Foods Contest Superintendent - Susan Simpson
Foods & Nutrition Superintendent - Karey Gibson
Horticulture Superintendent - Janet Jordan

HEARTH Advisory Minutes:

October 2017
September 2017

September 2015
February 2015

HEARTH requirements for Fair eligibility

The HEARTH committee adult/leader and youth requirements, including support to the program and attendance at meetings and training, must be met in order for youth to be eligible to participate in the 2017 County Fair. All adult and youth participation will be tracked throughout the year in order to verify a member’s eligibility to exhibit at County Fair.


  • HEARTH Science Workshops - March 4, 2017, Pre-Registration Required. Designed for Intermediate and Senior 4-H members to promote advancing skills in the science projects.
  • HEARTH FCS (Family & Consumer Sciences) Workshops - March 11, 2017, Pre-Registration Required.  Designed for Intermediate and Senior 4-H members to promote advancing skills in photography, horticulture, sewing and Art painting projects.
  • HEARTH Bake Sale (fundraiser) - March 18 and October 21, 2017
  • Ready, Set, Exhibit! workshops - (April 15, 2017)  This event is intended for Cloverbuds and Junior level 4-H members. Activities and classes will be introductory and beginning level HEARTH projects, including: photography, art, sewing, cooking, natural science, leathercraft and horticulture. 

  • SpringFest Open House - (May 20, 2017) Focus is on ALL 4-H member information and prep for County Fair, including:Foods & Food Preservation, Sewing, Fashion Revue, Horticulture, Photography, Art, Home Environment, Knitting, Crochet, Science, Presentations, Educational Displays, FCS Challenge, and so much more! County Foods contests that are open to all are the Great American Cookie & Muffin Contest and Food For Fun. NEW this year is a Smoothie Contest!

Fair Resources

Family & Consumer Science- State 4-H FairbookContest Materials  

  • 2017 Fashion Revue Challenge -The 2017 Fashion Revue Challenge is costumes. Criteria includes: 1) at least 50% of the costume must be sewn, knitted or crocheted by the member, 2) any materials to create the costume is acceptable as long as criteria #1 is met, 3) costumes created for a school or community theatrical production are acceptable as long as criteria #1 is met.

  • What used to be the Foods and Sewing Judging Contests have changed to the Family Consumer Science (FCS) Skill-A-Thon! Participating members can show their Foods, Sewing and Interior Design knowledge in a fun and challenging way.  Members who qualify will represent our county at the state-level event scheduled for Sept. 2nd.  But wait, there’s more… members who are aged 14 and above can then qualify to represent the great State of Oregon at the National FCS Classic held in Denver, Colorado!  Start studying now for the FCS Challenge! Check out this year’s topics and study guides to help you prepare. Practice contest will be at the SpringFest Open House.

Communications- State 4-H FairbookContest Materials 

Recycle Reuse

Expressive Arts- State 4-H FairbookContest Materials  

Horticulture- State 4-H FairbookContest Materials      

Natural Science- State 4-H FairbookContest Materials    
Science, Engineering, Technology- State 4-H FairbookContest Materials      
Contests - State Fairbook , Contest Materials 



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