NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (March 25, 2022) – Local 4-H officials are holding a fundraiser for the camp where clubs from eight different counties have gathered to make summertime memories for generations.
The Camp Piedmont Benefit begins at 4 pm Saturday at Buckeye Career Center with a spaghetti dinner available for dine-in or carryout, raffles and auctions. 4-H advisor Tina Armstrong they have some great prizes for people to bid on .
“We have two very specific things that are for Tuscarawas County. Justin Scott was one of our 4-Hers and very involved in 4-H, has a drone and does beautiful pictures. So those are on, I believe they’re 30-by-40 canvases. The details are amazing on those and they’re of the fairgrounds at night. They’re just gorgeous.”
OSU Extension Youth Development Educator Kiersten Heckel says having to shut down and then operate at limited capacity the past two summers left the camp unable to afford some urgent repairs that if left unaddressed to keep the facility closed for another one.
“We need some upgrades done like our well system is a huge thing. If we don’t have water we don’t have a camp, and then getting some roofs replaced on the cabins. The pool itself is also going to need to be done at some point even though everything with the roofs and the well system and the safety issues need to come first.”
Those unable to attend Saturday’s benefit can participate in the auctions virtually through a link on the Save Camp Piedmont Facebook page. Donations to support the cause are also accepted at all First Federal Community Bank locations.