BV 4-H plans a community tailgate party

Thursday, September 28, 2006

What do David Letterman, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis and Faith Hill have in common? They all learned Leadership, Citizenship and Life Skills at young ages through 4-H.

October 1-7 is National 4-H Week, and Buena Vista County Extension 4-H will be celebrating. The 4-H youth will connect with the community by hosting a tailgate party on Monday October 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the AEA building. Wear your 4-H Green or ISU Red & Gold!

"We will have our 4-H members on hand to answer questions and show some of their 4-H projects. The Buena Vista County Pork Producers will be cooking, and Shelby (Maple Valley Agriculturists 4-H Club) and Amanda Meyer (Maple Valley Motivators 4-H Club) will be bringing in homemade ice cream for root beer floats," said Tammi Green, Buena Vista County Extension, County Youth Coordinator.

In Buena Vista County, more than 150 youth belong to 4-H as community club members , over 50 volunteers are involved in 4-H and over 500 youth have been exposed to youth programming through Safety Day Camp, Ag-Citing...Making the Ag Connection, and the Youth and Fire/Emergency Day. Youth in grades 4 - 12 can join the 4-H community today.

To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader, contact Tammi Green, County Youth Coordinator, at (712) 732-5056 or green@iastate. edu.

4-H is a community where more than 6.5 million young people learn leadership, citizenship and life skills.

To learn more about the 4-H adventure, see the web site at:

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