The 4H Club movement in the United States began in the early twentieth century. The first club was founded in 1902 in Clark County, Ohio. 4H Clubs have enjoyed a long history in Trumbull County--since 1917. Leaders of the movement, influenced by the loss of knowledge of rural life due to massive industrialization and urbanization, stressed practical education as well as public education for the nation's youth.
Today, the 4H organization is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Each member makes the following pledge:
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service and
My Health to better living, for
My Club, My Community, My Country and My World.
The following Vienna residents have served as leaders of 4H clubs in the Township. Many of the leaders were former Club members.
Mrs. Paul Bahr
Mrs. Duane Butler
Mrs. Joseph Dzapo
Mrs. Clark Gothsall
Mrs. Anita Lutz
Anthony A. Santucci
Lana J. Santucci
Mrs. Clarence Thompson
Mrs. Robert W. Ulp
This article is adapted from Vienna, Ohio, "Where We Live and Let Live": Town 4, Range 2 of the Connecticut Western Reserve (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 231.
 Mariann DeChristofaro was selected the Trumbull County Fair's 4-H queen in 1970: http://www4.vindy.com/content/local_regional/299320387005431.php