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White County 4-H serves over 800 pork chops at annual fundraiser

The White County 4-H had an excellent turnout for their annual pork chop dinner fundraiser Saturday evening.   More than 800 dinners were served during the three-hour fundraiser.With the support from the people in White County, 4-H continues to be a vital part of this community.  The monetary support of people buying tickets for the dinner, as well as, the donation of time and materials by others, allows the 4-H members to accomplish many things.

Valarie Berekashvili (Mad Hatters), Sydney Hammell, Shannon Nausley (Centerville Ripsnorters), Rob, Gabriella, and Denise Spencer, and Sarah and Megan Mann (Grayville Go-Getters)

Amy McCarty, the University of Illinois Extension 4-H Coordinator, expressed her thanks to all the people who made this event a great success.  She stated, ”The 4-H members, their parents, the club leaders, and other volunteers all came together and worked very hard for many hours to pull everything together.

Cody Nausley, Kaden Carter, Lane Buchanan, Jennifer Carter-James, Jace Carter, Kassie, Lex, and Travis Nausley (Centerville Ripsnorters)

More than 100 youth, parents, and friends of 4-H assisted throughout the evening or donated supplies and desserts. Money raised by the White Co. 4-H Support Committee, from the pork chop dinner, is used to fund 4-H college scholarships, trip fees, awards, project manuals, t-shirts, ribbons, and various other needs of the White County 4-H members and clubs.

Fletcher Allen and Mason Hobbs (76 Clovers)

4-H is currently taking new members, so if anyone is interested in joining a club, call the Extension office at 618-382-2662, or attend the next club meeting of your choice!  If you are interested in 4-H workshops or would like to see what 4-H is doing throughout the year,look at our Facebook page by searching “White County Illinois 4-H.” Be sure to “Like” our page so you do not miss anything happening in White County.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any program, please contact the registration office.