Brown County 4-H members complete calling program for 2016

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The Brown County 4-H members would like to thank all donors who participated in the recent annual campaign. The campaign raised $6,900.

The campaign was an opportunity for community members to support the work of 4-H at both local and state levels according to Becca Tullar, 4-H youth advisor. “4-H’s forte continues to be helping young people develop life skills to become community leaders and productive, caring citizens,” she said.

The campaign was conducted in partnership with the South Dakota 4-H Foundation. Locally, the funds will be used for helping defray the cost of trips, 4-H camps and other 4-H activities.

Statewide, the 4-H Foundation provides funds for Character Counts! Programs (including 4-H Hometown Heroes), 4-H National Science Day, 4-H Teens as Teachers scholarships, volunteer training and leadership development.

What’s unique about the campaign is that the 4-Hers themselves will be conducting the phonathon and making decisions about how the funds will be used locally to benefit youth. Helping to raise funds for 4-H is one way members can say “thank you” for all the opportunities they’ve had to develop their leadership abilities and care more about their communities.

“We very much appreciate the enthusiasm of the individuals we visited with. We thank them for donating to 4-H and sharing their opinions about how 4-H can have a greater impact in our community,” said Mike Frey, a Brown County 4-H leader and one of the campaign volunteers.