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Lake County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8

RELEASE DATE: September 26, 2011

TAVARES — October 2-8 is National 4-H Week, and Lake County is celebrating with community service events and drives throughout the week.

“National 4-H Week is a wonderful opportunity for 4-H youth in Lake County to get the word out about the 4-H program, and about all the benefits the program has to offer,” said Jennifer Hodges, Lake County 4-H Agent.

In Lake County, more than 5900 4-H members and 253 volunteers are involved in 4 H. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. 4-H programs are offered through school-based, after-school and camp settings and within community clubs.

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of National 4-H Headquarters (USDA). The 4-H programs are implemented by the 106 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country.

To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Lake County, contact Jennifer Hodges or Vera Deaver at the Lake County Extension Office at (352) 343-4101 or visit www.florida4h.org. The Foundation for The Gator Nation: An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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More Information:
Lake County Extension Office
(352) 343-4101
http://www.florida4h.org

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Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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