Paper clovers support Clermont 4-H Clubs

April 1st, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

Buy a paper clover and support the Clermont County 4-H program!

The Tractor Supply Company (TSC) store located at 1159 state Route 32 in Batavia, will sell paper 4-H clovers for $1 or more through April 18.

“Those who donate will help provide new programs and opportunities to the estimated 900 kids who are involved in a 4-H club locally,” said Scott Cangro, youth development program assistant with OSU-Clermont Extension.  “Children between the ages of 5 and 19 learn so much from their involvement in 4-H; they have lots of fun while developing talents and skills that will benefit them through life.”

TSC stores in 44 states are participating in the 4-H promotion.

"In addition to the young people, there are over 270 adult volunteers that are involved locally," said Cangro. "4-H clubs today do so many projects it's hard to keep track! There are livestock clubs, those offering digital photography, sewing, cooking, scrapbooking, technology services, and much more."

According to the national 4-H Web site, http://4-h.org/, studies show that the 6 million youth participating in 4-H do better in school, are more motivated to help others, feel safe to try new things, achieve a sense of self-esteem, and develop lasting friendships, compared to their classmates.

Boys and girls of all races and ethnic backgrounds in urban, suburban, and rural communities across America and on U.S. military installations worldwide participate in 4-H experiences. 4-H programs are offered through school-based, after-school, and camp settings and community clubs.

For more information about joining 4-H in Clermont County, call the Ohio State University Extension-Clermont office at (513) 732-7070 or visit the Web site www.clermont.osu.edu.
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